Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Fall 2008 Vol. 21 No. 1
Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Fall 2008 Vol. 21 No. 1    Dean                         ...
It has been an exciting and busy time since I            edge media education. Similarly, fund raising is a top         be...
Mirror Award winners announced                                                                      The Newhouse School pr...
maKIng a FIlm in MuMbai                                                                                  By sArAh rois ’08...
Last summer, under the direction of Professor      “Much was reported about the juxtaposition of    Sharon Hollenback, 30 ...
“We knew that once upon               a time these towers were               used to keep foreigners               out, an...
In the hollow of the Bird’s Nest and on the bubble at the Water Cube, Fei    Ye performed her personal best. The Newhouse ...
ONliNe ANd ONOnline and On the Go                  gOFOr ABCfor                                                           ...
Pictured is the 2008                                                                                                      ...
Setting the Pace: Curriculum Evolves with IndustryBY Wendy S. Loughlin G’95When the Newhouse faculty first       Davis, ad...
The inaugural class and instructors of Sportscaster U (left                                                               ...
cOLLabORatIOns                                                                    By kristA Flynt ’09CuTTIng-eDge         ...
From the Newsroom to the Academy:       Lorraine Branham’s Journey to12
Newhouse            Some people are destined to manage.                    Lorraine Branham, the new dean of the S.I.     ...
“She created a more perfect balance between     academics and professionals,” Hart says. “That     is one of her true lega...
Branham hosts a talk with David Remnick, editor in chief of The New Yorker magazine, at Newhouse on October 14.           ...
Alumni to Watch: Amanda Raus ’04     By Timeka N. Williams ’10     Like many hopeful teens who visit the Newhouse         ...
Loving the Journey: Scott Kronick ’85In “My China Story,” an essay he wrote for the compilation book My Thirty Years in   ...
A Front Row Seat to History                                                                                   By Ben Forer...
Anastasia Boyle, a senior broadcast journalism major from              The NewHouse, a student advertising firm, placed se...
Hub Brown was invited to participate in the           Barbara Fought and Newhouse’s Tully Center          Johanna Keller r...
Movies: Managing Communications Firms                 A book co-authored by Pamela Shoemaker,            James Tsao co-aut...
Courtney Barclay                                                                   	    He earned a bachelor’s degree in a...
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
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Newhouse Network magazine, fall 2008
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  1. 1. Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Fall 2008 Vol. 21 No. 1
  2. 2. Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Fall 2008 Vol. 21 No. 1 Dean in this issue: Lorraine Branham Executive Editor Dean’s Column 1 Wendy S. Loughlin G’95 Mirror Awards 2 Making a Film in Mumbai 3 Editor Carol L. Boll The View from Beijing 4-5 4 A Golden Opportunity 6 Graphic Design Elizabeth Percival ABC on Campus 7 Executive Education Suite 8 Contributors Curriculum Changes 9 Sarah DiGiulio ’09 Krista Flynt ’09 Sportscaster U 10 Ben Forer ’10 Legal Reporting Fellowships 11 David Marc Lindsay McCluskey G’08 Cover Story: Lorraine Branham 12-15 Christy Perry Alumna Amanda Raus ’04 16 Kelly Rodoski ’92 Alumnus Scott Kronick ’85 17 7 Sarah Rois ’08 Timeka Williams ’10 Report from the Democratic Convention 18 Student News 19 Photography Steve Sartori Faculty Briefs 20-21 Tony Golden New Faculty 22-23 Coming Back Together 24 Assistant Dean of External Relations In Remembrance of Pan Am 103 24 Lynn A. Vanderhoek ’89 Why Give? 25 Office of External In Memoriam: Alex Taft G’08 25 12 Relations Class Notes 26-29 315-443-5711 Report of Donors 30-36 Web Site Scholarship in Action: Khristopher Dodson G’07 37 On the cover: Dean Lorraine Branham2 18
  3. 3. It has been an exciting and busy time since I edge media education. Similarly, fund raising is a top began my tenure as dean of the Newhouse School priority. We have embarked on a $5 million campaign last summer. On the day I arrived, we welcomed a to redesign and rebuild our television studios, whichColumn new class of 213 graduate students. Two months have served Newhouse students well over the years later, I presided over a convocation welcoming 345 but are in dire need of technological updating. first-year students. They make up the most diverse We are also working with our colleagues class in the history of the school—18 percent are across the University on the development of “SU members of racial or ethnic minority groups, and 70 in LA”—a West Coast campus offering educational percent are female. We are proud of the progress opportunities to students and professionals. Our we have made in the area of diversity as we strive to first semester-long program, similar in structure to attract students from across the country and around a study abroad experience, will take place in fall the world, and I am committed to continuing the 2009, with 15 or more students living, studying, and work begun under former Dean David Rubin to make interning in Los Angeles. A task force of West Coast Newhouse a more diverse and inclusive school. alumni and others has already been formed, and we There are other fresh faces at Newhouse this welcome your input. semester as we are joined by several new faculty But it is not all good news. The continuing members (see story p. 22). And we are not done economic crisis, and the possibility of a deepening yet: Searches are under way to fill new positions recession, will most certainly affect the University’s in print journalism, multimedia, and advertising, fiscal situation as well as that of our students and as well as the prestigious Newhouse Professor their families. Already we anticipate an increased research position. If we are to remain a top school of need for financial aid, and we must raise money communications, we must continue to attract the top for new scholarships even as possible budget-Dean’s faculty in our respective fields. tightening looms. The fall semester has been typically active. We But leadership wouldn’t be as much fun without welcomed a number of guest speakers, including challenges, and Dean Rubin left me a school built on NBC sportscaster Bob Costas ’74, Saatchi & Saatchi a strong foundation. I thank all of you who welcomed CEO Kevin Roberts, and Universal Studios president me to Syracuse and offered your help and support. I Ron Meyer. And we hosted the Public Relations have been fortunate to meet some of you at various Student Society of America regional chapter’s annual SU events, and have been impressed by the school’s conference and the Associated Press Broadcast extensive network of alumni and friends. You are News conference. Newhouse 3—along with the rest indeed our strategic advantage. Great faculty, great of the Newhouse facilities—provides wonderful students, and great alumni are what puts us a cut opportunities to engage our professional colleagues, above the rest. I look forward to meeting more of you and we will continue to seek future collaborations in the coming year. and industry partnerships. Another of my major goals as dean is to help the school continue to move forward in the areas of digital and online journalism and convergence—a process first begun by the faculty with the curriculum review (see story p. 9)—with the expressed goal of ensuring that we are giving our students a cutting- Lorraine Branham 1
  4. 4. Mirror Award winners announced The Newhouse School presented five awards at the second annual Mirror Awards luncheon honoring excellence in media industry reporting. The event, emceed by comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz, was held June 23 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. The winners, chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators, were: • Best Investigative Piece: “News War,” Frontline (PBS) • Best Profile: Jeff Coplon, “How Race Is Lived in America,” New York Magazine • Best Commentary: Joe Nocera, The New York Times • Best Single Article: Ken Auletta, “Promises, Promises,” The New Yorker • Overall Excellence: The New York Times: Monday Media section Margaret Carlson, political columnist for Bloomberg News and Washington editor of The Week magazine, presented the awards. The Newhouse School also posthumously honored political journalist Tim Russert with the Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award. NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams spoke on Russert’s behalf. Before his death on June 13, Russert was scheduled to attend the Mirror Awards luncheon to accept the award. In addition, CNN and YouTube received the i-3 award for impact, innovation, and influence in recognition of last year’s CNN/YouTube debates. The award was presented by John Roberts, anchor of CNN’s American Morning, and accepted by David Bohrman, senior vice president and Washington bureau chief for CNN, and Steve Grove, director of news and politics for YouTube. The Mirror Awards, established by the Newhouse School in 2006, honor the Lorraine Branham, Andy Borowitz, David Rubin and Ken Auletta at reporters, editors, and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the the Mirror Awards ceremony. public’s benefit. Honorees are recognized for news judgment and command of craft in reporting, analysis, and commentary on developments in the media industry and its role in our economy, culture, and democracy. This year’s competition drew more than 100 entries. Entry deadline for the 2009 Mirror Awards competition is February 6. For more information, see
  5. 5. maKIng a FIlm in MuMbai By sArAh rois ’08Last spring, 11 Newhouse students entering into the cerulean Arabian Sea. lunch and never excluded us, allowingtraveled to India with Newhouse And now we had a perspective that us in on the joke when they teasedassociate professor Tula Goenka as we hadn’t yet seen: While the crew set the cinematographer, or telling us howpart of a new, one-month class offered up shots and served breakfast, Mumbai the shoot was going so far. Though wethrough SU Abroad. A Bollywood unfurled behind us, stretching as far as had been part of the crew for barely 10Experience: Internships in Mumbai the eye could see in either direction. It days, we were already accepted as part(TRF 470/670) introduced students didn’t look like any Western city we had of the direction the history, aesthetics, language, seen before; there was little cohesion It was when we went back to thebusiness, and process of filmmaking between the style of one building and trawlers that it hit me. We worked longin India. Sarah Rois ’08, a television, its neighbor. Skyscrapers, which seem into evening, despite our early start,radio, and film major, worked with requisite for any major city, jutted and the lead actress threw up on mefellow intern Kerryann Foley on up at one end, along with high-rise when her motion sickness reachedPopcorn Films’ Little Godfather. apartment buildings and hotels, while its peak. I hardly cared. As I watchedShe writes below of her experience. the more expected domed buildings the sun set in a nest of clouds painted huddled low to the ground. The city every shade of red and purple andIt hit me somewhere seemed thinly coated with dusty red orange, I realized that I was exactlyin the arabian sea. soil, but in no way did it detract from where I wanted to be: making a film.I had arisen at 2:30 that morning, the sheer beautyendured a freezing-cold shower and of the even colder two-hour taxi ride to It was easy to seeget to the Gateway of India, a massive why the directorstone monument to long-dead British would choose suchmonarchs. We met the director of the a backdrop for afilm at a dingy, hole-in-the-wall café romantic scene.a few streets over for some delicious At lunch, whenginger chai in little plastic cups, we disembarkedand listened as he discussed with briefly to eat at thehis cinematographer what we’d be famous restaurantshooting that day. We and the direction Leopold’s, weteam sat attentively, hanging on his encountered yetevery word as he used terms we’d another film crew,heard before in Syracuse—clear on the shooting a sceneother side of the planet. in the street. Their They’d rented tour boats—little shoot was just astrawlers that bounced wildly in the complicated asmorning tide—one for the crew and ours, if not moreequipment and one for the actors to so, dealing withplay their scene. As soon as the red the frenetic,sun came up over the rim of the world noisy, barely standing under the Wisdom Tree at the Film and Televisionand day broke, we trooped unsteadily controlled chaos Institute of India in Pune are (back row, left to right) Tulaonto our boat, wondering too late that is Mumbai goenka, sarah Rois, Holly Roberts, monica schumacher, Tuan le, Caroline greco, leah Pelletier, Kerryann Foley, and Vikashwhether we’d suffer from seasickness. traffic. The shankar and (front row, left to right) Rohan sheth, alexandriaOnce everything was set and nothing direction team Kimbrough, and Jaahaan Kaur.forgotten, we set off from the coast, sat together at 3
  6. 6. Last summer, under the direction of Professor “Much was reported about the juxtaposition of Sharon Hollenback, 30 Newhouse students Olympics ideals versus realities, of nationalism were among a total of 180 U.S. students who versus globalism,” says Hollenback. “Experiencing experienced the 2008 Olympic Games as interns the Olympics in person helped us appreciate for NBC—some traveling to Beijing, others to NBC the nuances, the complexities, the scope of this headquarters in New York City. They worked as phenomenal endeavor.” runners, loggers, and production assistants—and gained an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most important events.4
  7. 7. “We knew that once upon a time these towers were used to keep foreigners out, and now we had been invited in.” — Philip Tenser, reflecting on the watchtowers along the Great Wall of ChinaOpposite page, left: Katie Gibas, senior broadcastjournalism major from Grand Island, N.Y., stands inTiananmen Square.Center, (top to bottom): Philip Tenser, seniorbroadcast journalism major from Tucson, Ariz.,outside the Bird’s Nest, the main venue in Beijing forthe Olympic Games; Tenser at the House of Prayerfor a Good Harvest at the Temple of Heaven; DanielleStein, senior broadcast journalism major fromBallston Lake, N.Y., with anchor Bob Costas ’74 at theNBC studio inside the International Broadcast Center.This page (top to bottom): Cassie Barry, seniorbroadcast journalism major from Basking Ridge,N.J., with soccer player Brandi Chastain (right),who served as an announcer for the women’s andmen’s games from New York City; Katie Gibas in anexuberant moment on the Great Wall. 5
  8. 8. In the hollow of the Bird’s Nest and on the bubble at the Water Cube, Fei Ye performed her personal best. The Newhouse broadcast journalism senior lived her Olympic dream this past summer at the 2008 Games in Beijing. “Since 2001, I’ve wanted to participate in the Olympics,” she says. So she applied online for an assistant position with the Beijing Olympic Committee. Then she called people, sent in her resume, and got a recommendation for the position from a highly placed source—China’s sports minister. Her persistence paid off. Ye, who was born in Beijing and grew up in Hungary and the U.S., was one of 12 students assigned to work with the U.S. Olympic Team at the Games. In that capacity, she assisted a number of star athletes, including LA Laker Kobe Bryant. “During the opening ceremony, we were his bodyguards,” Ye says. By Christy Perry A Golden Opportunity She also worked with multi-gold swimmer Michael Phelps during his star turn in Beijing, picking him up at the airport and accompanying him to a competition at the now-famous Water Cube. She also met tennis star Venus Williams and U.S. gold-medal gymnast Nastia Liukin. Though she is a Chinese citizen and speaks fluent Mandarin, Ye says her Western upbringing colored her expectations in Beijing. And sometimes government red tape tangled around her work. Work-related web research was difficult, she says, because the Chinese government blocked Internet access. “In China, there is no one person who is in charge of one thing,” Ye says. Layers of hierarchy, she says, made interpersonal communications difficult. At one point, the U.S. swim team’s Olympic Village housing didn’t have enough beds for the swimmers. The day before the team arrived, Ye had to go to the Beijing Olympics Committee in person— calling wasn’t effective enough, she says—and insist that the beds be delivered ASAP. But her work wasn’t all frustrating. When the Bush family (yes, that Bush family) wanted to meet the U.S. swimmers, Ye was there to meet the president, first lady, and their daughter Barbara. In addition to her work with the Beijing Olympics, Ye completed an Top to bottom: Fei Ye with U.S. women’s internship at CNN International in Beijing, working as a field producer tennis doubles gold and assistant to the producers of Talk Asia. She says she hopes to medalist Venus carve out a career in international journalism and to work in Asia after Williams; with U.S. gymnast and gold graduation. medalist Nastia Liukin; and with First Lady Laura Bush and other Beijing Olympic Committee assistants6
  9. 9. ONliNe ANd ONOnline and On the Go gOFOr ABCfor ABC News On Campus NewS ON CAmpuS SyrACuSe University teAm Syracuse uNiverSity TeamBy Sarah DiGiulio ’09 Bureau Chief:Jason Tarr’s weekday mornings all start the same way. He doublechecks his notes before his Jason Tarr ’09, broadcast journalism, internationaldaily conference call with ABC News executives in New York and the newsroom chiefs at five relations, Spanish majorother bureaus across the country. After pitching story ideas over the phone, Tarr assignseach green-lighted story to a bureau reporter via e-mail. Then he grabs his books—it’s Bureau Reporters: reporters:time for class. “Every morning’s been a learning experience,” says Tarr ’09, a broadcast Matthew Gelb ’09, newspaper, history majorjournalism major who is the first bureau chief of ABC’s Northeastern bureau at Syracuse Sabina Kuriakose ’09, broadcast journalism, internationalUniversity. “It’s a chance to hear what they think of your pitch; it’s a chance to hear what relations majorthey’re working on in New York; it’s a window into what it’s like to work at the network.” Meghan Lisson ’09, broadcast, political science major The Newhouse School was one of five journalism schools across the United States Torie Wells ’10, broadcast journalism majorchosen by ABC in fall 2007 to produce news for the network’s newest source of onlinenews—ABC News On Campus ( “It’s a real nice vote of Faculty Advisors:confidence in what the Newhouse School is doing,” says Randy Wenner, a bureau faculty Frank Currier, broadcast journalism professoradvisor who volunteered to get involved with the project as soon as he heard about it. The Randy Wenner, director of broadcast journalism facilitiesweb site, launched in September, features a mix of video package stories, text stories, andphoto slide shows covering politics, sports, entertainment, science, and other newsworthy Sources:events. ABC expects the bureau’s five Newhouse students to report on news that affects John Greencollege students and deliver it to a national audience. “We’re really having the opportunity Special Programming and Development—ABC News FOr mOre iNFOrmAtiON gO tO:to do a lot of work on the professional network level,” Tarr says. It’s a slice of the news Executive Director—ABC News On Campus for these five Newhouse students, and it’s a slice of college life for audiences (917) 916-5948across America. The web site targets college students everywhere in the country, so Tarr aims to pitchnational stories with a local angle. Among the stories the bureau staff has reported on: Meghan Lissontips from SU experts on saving money when studying abroad; Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s Bureau Reporter—ABC News On Campusopinion of the legal drinking age; and the world premiere in Syracuse of The Express, Broadcast Journalism, Class of 2009a major motion picture about SU football legend Ernie Davis ’62. “The possibilities are mlisson@syr.eduendless—and that’s why this is so exciting,” Tarr says. “They haven’t restricted us.” During her first week, bureau reporter Meghan Lisson ’09 went to the New York State Jason TarrFair to cover a competition to design cars that could travel at least 100 miles on a gallon Bureau Chief—ABC News On Campusof gas. The Newhouse senior found herself in unfamiliar territory—writing about cars, Broadcast Journalism, Class of 2009picking photos to post online, and writing captions. “I didn’t know the best ones that (818) 224-0519would tell the story,” Lisson says. “I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It put me jwtarr@syr.eduout of my comfort zone, and I liked that.” Getting a peek into the workings of a professional news network also enlightens the Randy Wennerstudents in the ways of web journalism. “It’s a new way of thinking,” Lisson says. “Every Faculty Liaison—ABC News On Campustime I go into a story, I have to be thinking, ‘Can I make this an interactive web story?’ ” Director of Broadcast Journalism Facilities, NewhouseTarr assigns stories using his eyes: Panel discussions would be treated as text stories— (315) 443-4048unless a panelist catches on fire. Video needs to be exciting for viewers, Tarr says. “Online awenner@syr.eduis a different animal.” The students run the bureau like any newsroom, Wenner says. “They’re finding out ABC News On Campus web site:what it’s like to be involved, in a realistic way, with a professional TV network,” he says.“It’s an invaluable opportunity for the students.”See photo, page 29. 7
  10. 10. Pictured is the 2008 class of communications management students in the Executive Education Program, along with Brenda Wrigley, public relations chair (front row, far right), and Maria Russell, director of the Center of Executive Education (center row, second from right). The new executive education suite in Newhouse 3 provides seminar-style classroom space for the limited residency/distance learning program. On the Ground at Newhouse 3: executive education suite By Lindsay McCluskey G’08 online or independently. The program has been expanded to Canada in partnership with McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, and a The Time Warner Cable/Communications Management Room and the Ed certificate program has been developed in Brazil. Levine and Family Room became part of the landscape of Newhouse 3 in Russell says the executive education program is more flexible than a part because of the success of Newhouse’s Executive Education Program traditional resident master’s program. “This is an opportunity to give people and in part because of the promise of the program’s future. a quality education on their terms,” she says. “Graduates of the program The new facilities are the first classrooms at Newhouse devoted have told us, ‘This is the only way I could get my degree.’” exclusively to executive education. They feature seminar-style seating, The program also allows Newhouse faculty to learn from the which Maria Russell, director for the Center of Executive Education, says communications management students, who bring their own professional were modeled after other executive education facilities she visited. “A experiences and best practices into the classroom, Russell says. “This helps comfortable, professional setting was important in the design,” she says. the faculty stay current in the trends and challenges in the field. Then we Russell says the new facilities offer many of the same technologies can turn around and bring this information into the main campus classrooms available in regular classrooms but include the important capacity for for all of our students.” video conferencing. This feature allows for distance learning, an essential Russell says the program has served as a “pipeline” for creating element of executive education. “The new facilities allow us to be creative in internship and job opportunities for graduate and undergraduate public reaching the program’s potential,” says Russell. relations students at such major organizations as General Motors, Philips, The Executive Education Program, established in 1995, is a limited Edelman Public Relations, and Lockheed Martin. residency/distance-learning degree program that offers mid-career Although public relations is the only Newhouse discipline to offer professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in communications consistent executive education at this time, Russell says the new facilities management. It was the first of its kind in the United States. Students take will allow other disciplines within Newhouse to capitalize on the benefits of six days of “in house” classes and complete the rest of their coursework providing continuing education to a variety of working professionals.8
  11. 11. Setting the Pace: Curriculum Evolves with IndustryBY Wendy S. Loughlin G’95When the Newhouse faculty first Davis, adjunct in the newspaper be taught before students’ first addition, a general manager for thebegan a curriculum review two department, interviewed deans and classes “in the field,” in addition to a school’s new Collaborative Mediayears ago, they were mindful of analyzed curricula at eight peer second and more comprehensive law Room was hired to help move thethe school’s place among other communications schools, gathered class already being taken by upper school faster into the multimedia,schools of journalism and mass alumni input, and synthesized division students. multiplatform world.communications. findings in a report, while Falkner, The school’s departments Yet both Hayes and Falkner “Newhouse is considered one Hayes, and other faculty members are also enmeshed in their own stress the need for balance inof the top communications schools met with and solicited input from the curriculum reviews, looking at the curriculum and a continuedin the country. A curriculum review Newhouse Advisory Board. “vertical courses.” Departments are emphasis on the fundamentals of ais one of the things we need to do That fall, Rubin and the now required to offer collaborative, good communications education. “Asto ensure that we remain at the Newhouse Faculty Council appointed capstone, and global experiences. we bring in these new technologies,”forefront,” says associate dean for a committee—chaired by Patricia One outgrowth of the process says Falkner, “we have to make sureacademic affairs Amy Falkner, who Longstaff, professor of television, was an increased awareness that we don’t lose sight of the basics—helped guide the review. “Are we radio, and film—to propose students must master many different writing, reporting, good research,going to lead or are we going to curricular changes. With input from skills beyond those dictated by their ethics, law.”follow? We don’t just want to keep a faculty retreat and subsequent area of study—and so must faculty.pace with the industry; we want to faculty groups that identified and That led to a series of faculty trainingbe able to answer questions for the developed themes, the committee sessions, beginning last summer,industry.” proposed new “horizontal courses” in which faculty from across the But it’s an industry that is that all Newhouse students, school learn to create sound slides,undergoing a transformation. “The regardless of major, would be edit video, and create web pages,media and communications worlds required to take. The proposal was among other tasks.are changing rapidly, and that vetted and refined until last spring, The move towardneeds to be reflected across the when the faculty approved a final multimedia expertisecurriculum,” says Dona Hayes, chair core of horizontal courses. has also affectedof Newhouse’s broadcast journalism The new horizontal curriculum hiring. In 12 recentdepartment and a former associate includes a required multimedia faculty searches,dean, who also helped guide the storytelling class for first-year only candidates withreview. “It is a unique time and a students as well as courses a digital focus—unique opportunity to draw on our focusing on grammar and diversity. either in researchstrengths and do what we can and Additionally, a law “slammer” of or practice—wereshould do as a school.” basic legal rights and principles will considered. In In the summer of 2006, formerDean David Rubin kicked off thecurriculum review by bringingto campus a half-dozen“futurists”—professionalswho are innovators in thecommunications industry.At the same time, Emilie 9
  12. 12. The inaugural class and instructors of Sportscaster U (left to right): Samaki Walker, Adrian Griffin, Matt Park ’89, Eric Snow, Casey Jacobsen, and Dave Ryan ’89. NBA Courts Press: Players Attend Sportscaster U By Christy Perry “Wasn’t that ...?” Folks around campus during basics to Oklahoma City’s Adrian Griffin, Casey pre-game show, and offering color commentary the third week in July were all asking the same Jacobsen of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cleveland on TV and radio play-by-play broadcasts. questions. Cavaliers’ Eric Snow, and former NBA performer “Until you experience it, you never know if Samaki Walker. The National Basketball Players you really love it or if it could be a career,” says “Wasn’t that Eric Snow from the Cleveland Cavs?” Association (NBPA), which also orchestrates Jacobsen. “This is the best program I’ve been to business programs at Stanford and Northwestern that gave me that experience.” Why yes, it was. and an internship coaching program, brought the “We were privileged to work with the NBPA idea to Park and Ryan last fall and allowed them in getting this project off the ground,” Park says. So what were current and former NBA players to create and run the entire camp. “With the national reputations of the Newhouse doing at Newhouse? They were learning According to the NBPA, broadcasting is a School and Syracuse University Athletics, this more about careers in broadcasting as part of popular field that attracts former players, and campus offered a combination none other can. Sportscaster U. each of the programs is designed to enable We’ve been fortunate to have an unparalleled list Syracuse University’s Voice of the Orange players to better transition out of the league. of successful alums, and Sportscaster U. can now Matt Park ’89 and ESPN’s Dave Ryan ’89, both They practiced on-air skills, including network- help professional athletes in their transition to adjunct professors at Newhouse, hosted a style coverage of Game Six of the NBA finals, another career.” three-day camp introducing sportscasting serving as analysts/reporters on a studio TV10
  13. 13. cOLLabORatIOns By kristA Flynt ’09CuTTIng-eDge For the next year, four freelance journalists and six Newhouse need to complete challenging assignments. “Journalists on staff in students will collaborate on research projects through the Carnegie/ news organizations often have resources to invest in prospective Newhouse School Legal Reporting Fellowships. The winners of stories,” Obbie says. “But freelancers are taking a financial risk when the fellowship competition will each receive a $3,000 grant and a they invest in an early-stage story.” Newhouse journalism student to assist in their research on a wide In addition, the assisting Newhouse students gain invaluable array of legal subjects. practical experience in working as reporters and researchers with “Proposals came from around the country and offered a rich professional journalists. “We exist to teach our students journalism variety of enterprising projects that will benefit both the public and and—more to the point here—good legal reporting,” Obbie says. “By our students,” says Mark Obbie, associate professor and director of working alongside professionals, our students will learn about the the Newhouse School’s Carnegie Legal Reporting Program. legal system in new, practical ways.” The fellowship promotes cutting-edge legal reporting by providing freelancers with the extensive resources and support they FelloWs InCluDe: Cynthia Schweigert, a senior broadcast anita Wadhwani of journalism and political science major from Nashville, Tenn., who is Jim edwards of Jersey City, Cuba City, Wis., will assist Thomas. “The working on a series that N.J., who is researching a fellowship is an excellent opportunity to examines how family web-based project to survey learn more about the legal system and courts handle allegations whether New York judges how it affects the communities we live in,” of domestic violence in mix personal business Schweigert says. “My goal is to become an child custody disputes. with court proceedings. investigative reporter, so gaining a deeper Kristen Putch, a senior Two senior newspaper understanding of the system will help me newspaper journalism journalism and political explain stories to the audience with clarity and history major from Ilion, N.Y., will science majors will assist and without getting caught up in the legal assist her. “I’m looking forward to working Edwards: Timothy Martinez Jr. of Alhambra, jargon.” with Kristen,” says Wadhwani. “I’ve found Calif., and Jamie Munks of Granby, Conn. collaborating with other reporters has always sharon Weinberger of advanced stories in interesting ways. And chandra R. thomas of Washington, D.C., who will having someone to double-team with Atlanta, who is examining examine the intersection in sifting through court records or the mass incarceration of of ethics and fraud in creating a database or tracking down the untreated mentally military contracting. She and interviewing sources—that will ill. Claire Zillman, a senior will work with Melanie save a huge amount of time on my part, newspaper journalism Hicken, a senior newspaper with the added bonus of having another and history major from journalism and political brain focused on the research.” Maywood, Ill., and science major from Stevenson Ranch, Calif. 11
  14. 14. From the Newsroom to the Academy: Lorraine Branham’s Journey to12
  15. 15. Newhouse Some people are destined to manage. Lorraine Branham, the new dean of the S.I. Philadelphia newspaper. She completed the Newhouse School of Public Communications, is the summer program and went straight into her second By Christy Perry oldest of nine children. “I always tell people that’s reporting job, this one at the Courier Post. why I’m so bossy. I was born to lead,” she says with The Minority Journalists Program led her a laugh. to another career opportunity years down the Now she’s leading the Newhouse School. road when a friend she had met at Berkeley told The logical next question is, was it her goal from her about a job opening at The Baltimore Sun. a young age to work in academia? “No, it was There she became the labor reporter, covering not,” Branham says. “I started out as a reporter, steel, coal, and transportation unions. One of and what I really wanted to do was run my own her biggest assignments was writing about the newsroom. I just wanted to be a top editor.” national air traffic controllers’ strike and the Her first job out of college was at the workers’ subsequent firings during the Reagan Philadelphia Tribune, a small newspaper that Administration. serves the city’s black community. Although she Eventually she landed the position of was a rookie reporter, Branham says she was sent associate managing editor for features at The out to cover the biggest events and most important Philadelphia Inquirer and later went on to serve as people in Philadelphia because she was one of only senior vice president and executive editor of the a few staff members. She kept tabs on Mayor Frank Tallahassee Democrat. Rizzo in City Hall and 1976 presidential candidate Years into her journalism career, Branham Jimmy Carter on the campaign trail. began to teach. She taught reporting and writing at The assignments were a freshly minted Temple University and returned to the UC Berkeley journalist’s dream. But it was not an easy go, she summer program to teach a new generation of says. In the late 1970s, few women or people of minority journalists. She also completed visiting color were working in U.S. newsrooms. “Certainly, professor stints in Missouri, Florida, and California. there were no people who looked like me who In 2002, she joined the faculty at the University could be role models,” she says. “I didn’t have of Texas at Austin and was named director of the female mentors. I didn’t have African American School of Journalism there. mentors. They were white men.” Her former colleagues say Branham’s Those men were, nevertheless, key to her journalistic and management experience uniquely success, Branham says, because “they were people qualify her to lead a communications school. who were really committed to diversity. People who “Lorraine’s great talent is that she owns the best understood that it was important to have different qualities of both the newsroom and academe,” perspectives and different voices, and who says Tracy Dahlby, Branham’s successor as director recognized that I had the ability to do the things I of the School of Journalism at the University of said I wanted to do.” Texas at Austin. “She’s at once convivial and A city editor at the Camden Courier Post disciplined about the business of the moment in New Jersey introduced her to the Summer and has that admirable habit of looking over the Program for Minority Journalists at the University horizon at the same time.” of California at Berkeley. Branham says the editor Roderick Hart, dean of the College of promised her that if she was accepted into the Communication at UT Austin and her colleague of program, he would hire her at his suburban four years, details Branham’s accomplishments. continued on next page 13
  16. 16. “She created a more perfect balance between academics and professionals,” Hart says. “That is one of her true legacies.” Q & A: Dean Lorraine Branham Now, as dean of the Newhouse School, she is guiding students into the communica- Q: You’ve come into this position after a lot of communication in the fields that they want tions professions at a time of great change. curriculum changes. to enter. I just wanted to get them thinking Economic and new media technologies have A: We still have some hard work ahead. about some of those things. led to staff cutbacks and other uncertainties in We’re going to have to keep coming back the traditional communications fields. every couple of years and look at it and say, Q: Is internationalism more important than “The earth is moving beneath our feet, are we still current? Are we still teaching ever? and there are all these changes taking place,” what we need to be teaching? Are we really A: Absolutely. In fact, one of the things Branham says of the media flux. “It gives us an reflecting what’s happening out there in that I’ve been thinking about is some sort opportunity to be creative, to experiment, and the professions? Are we really giving our of center for global media that would be a to do some things differently.” students the best possible preparation for multi-faceted center that would have sort Despite the tightening job market, she them to be successful in the marketplace? of study abroad programs and international encourages Newhouse students to pursue reporting seminars as well as research communications jobs. “I tell my students that Q: So we do have some more work ahead. on media in other countries, as well as a there will always be a place for the best and Would you say more because of technology place to bring educators and people from the brightest. And we’ve been fortunate, you changes? universities in other parts of the world to know. That’s what we have here at Newhouse.” A: More because of the changes taking spend a semester as visitors. Former Philadelphia Inquirer colleague place in the professions. A lot of us [faculty] Arlene Morgan, now associate dean of prizes come from old media. I’m looking forward to Q: The University of Texas at Austin seems and programs at Columbia University, says going through some of the training because to very much value professional experience Branham is the type of leader who can see the we have to be able to infuse the standard in its faculty. Is that part of what went into professional big picture and envision creative courses with elements of new media. We’ve your thinking about coming to Newhouse— solutions. “She is a thoughtful thinker about the got to do the blogs. We’ve got to be able to because Newhouse does as well? role of journalism in the society—a considerate talk about how these new tools fit into the A: Oh, absolutely. They [UT at Austin] and innovative manager and someone who context of what we’re doing right now. wanted to really strengthen the professional really cares about the people she works with orientation of the program and bring more and the impact they can have on students and Q: You recommended to our incoming professionals in. And that’s one of the ultimately the public,” says Morgan. graduate class two books, The Lexus and the things that I’m most proud of: During my six Branham believes students not only need Olive Tree and The Long Tail. Why did you years there, I think I did help redirect the to think about being effective communicators; recommend those two books? orientation of that program, and I did hire they also need to look into new ways to work A: I think there are two things that are really professionals, and I did make it very clear at their chosen craft. “I’m very confident that important for students of communications that the professional aspect of this program they will find a way, make a way, do well,” to understand right now. One is that the is very important. she says. “For some of them, it will be in the world is changing. Globalization has such But the greatest thing about Newhouse evolving media, and for others, they’ll be a big impact on everything we do. I think is that it already places a strong emphasis on creating new businesses. They will be new it’s really important for people who are in professionalism and practice. The majority players out there; they will help redefine and communications and want a career in this of our faculty has professional experience. reshape some of the things that we’re doing.” area to understand that. And with the other Newhouse has always understood the one, I wanted them to have some sense of importance of professional experience, how the business models are changing and and it is one of the things that makes this how that impacts various aspects of school unique.14
  17. 17. Branham hosts a talk with David Remnick, editor in chief of The New Yorker magazine, at Newhouse on October 14. 15
  18. 18. Alumni to Watch: Amanda Raus ’04 By Timeka N. Williams ’10 Like many hopeful teens who visit the Newhouse school, and being a part of the newscast during her School as high school students, Amanda Raus college years helped cement her love of broadcasting. ’04 was hooked after she saw the fully equipped “One of the greatest moments at Newhouse was broadcast studio used by journalism students. Now getting to sit in that anchor’s desk and put on the just four years after earning her degree, the Monroe, newscast just like every other station does out there,” Connecticut, native has risen from the Newhouse she says. “It gets your adrenaline going.” reporting desk to the newsroom at NBC 30—a top 30 Raus’s first big break after graduation came news market in Hartford. when she earned a position as an associate producer Before joining the NBC 30 news team in May and freelance reporter at News 12 in Connecticut. 2007, Raus worked as a general assignment reporter Since then she has worked behind and in front of for WHSM in Springfield, Massachusetts. Although she the camera, writing for the newscast and doing live holds the same position at NBC-30, her responsibilities reporting from the field. “One of the highlights of my are a bit different. Instead of filming, Raus works with career was going in there, showing my tape to the a photographer and writes what viewers hear on the assistant news director, and him saying, ‘I think we’re newscast. going to give you a shot; we’ll let you report.’ That was Raus’s position music to my ears,” Raus says. “You don’t expect to as a reporter is a hear that being fresh from school.” far cry from what Although she’s enjoyed success, Raus, who she originally now has a desk next to her mentor from her wanted to college internship at NBC 30, says being young in become: a doctor. broadcasting is not easy. “I think sometimes you might “Medical school get overlooked for some positions and there is maybe is a long time, so a little bit of hesitancy because I’m young,” Raus says. I thought about “I’ve always just said, ‘I know what I’m doing; I know what I really love how to do my job.’ And I’ve proved myself.” doing,” Raus Raus says she anticipates her next move will be says. “I put together my writing skills and my love of to a top 10 market. She largely credits her success to presenting. Ever since I was little I was always jumping being quick-thinking, personable, and determined. in front of the camera. After getting into the field and “People will tell you no,” she says. “People will tell learning more about it, I think it’s great to be able to go you that you can’t do it. You just have to be determined out, find the story, and tell the story to other people.” to do the best job that you can and push forward, and Raus’s English teacher first told her about the don’t take no for an answer.” Newhouse program during her junior year of high16
  19. 19. Loving the Journey: Scott Kronick ’85In “My China Story,” an essay he wrote for the compilation book My Thirty Years in By Lindsay McCluskey G’08China, Scott Kronick ’85 quotes a Confucian proverb: “A journey of a thousand milesbegins with a single step.” Kronick took that first step by attending the Newhouse School of PublicCommunications, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Today heis president of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, China. “I love the combination of the writing, creativity, interaction with people, andsolving business problems,” says Kronick, who was told at a young age that heshould go into public relations. “I wanted to travel the world, and this profession hascertainly enabled me to do so.” Following his graduation from Newhouse, Kronick spent two years in a smallpublic relations firm in New York City before taking a job at Ogilvy & Mather. “I thinkthe best thing SU did for me was provide the discipline that has helped me later inlife,” Kronick says. Kronick has been with Ogilvy & Mather for 21 years. He spent four years in NewYork and four in Taiwan, and has spent the past 13 years in China, where he startedoffices in Beijing and Shanghai. “Although I did not know it at the time, coming to Asia and working in China,when China is in the global spotlight, has been a continual source of excitement,”Kronick says. One of Ogilvy’s first clients in China was BMW, which remains a client today.Since the late ’90s, the number of BMWs on mainland China has increased fromabout 500 to more than 50,000. Kronick has been an integral player in the development of the Tsinghua-OgilvyProgramme for Public Branding, an endeavor that fuses the resources of OgilvyPublic Relations Worldwide with those of Tsinghua University. Kronick, who isthe program’s director, calls it a “think tank for the study and practice of locationbranding to share with officials throughout China.” Kronick has conducted spokesperson training programs for officials in China,served as a consultant for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 OlympicGames, and worked with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision,Inspection and Quarantine. He also worked with the Chinese State Food & DrugAdministration (SFDA) during the 2007 food export crisis. “The invitations to share a perspective with government officials havebeen something I have welcomed,” says Kronick, who has encouraged Chinesegovernment leaders to “communicate often, openly, and honestly.”Kronick was also heavily involved in Olympic branding and integrated marketingcampaigns as Ogilvy worked with more than 10 sponsors of the Olympic Games,including UPS, Adidas, and Volkswagen. In preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games,he attended the 2004 Games in Athens and the 2006 Games in Italy. “I came to Asia 17 years ago with a two-year contract,” Kronick wrote in “MyChina Story.” “I have witnessed unprecedented growth and have had the opportunityto build a business at one of the most exciting times in China’s storied history.” Of his own journey, Kronick writes: “My journey has been a marathon sprint, anexperience and dream that I hope never ends.” 17
  20. 20. A Front Row Seat to History By Ben Forer ’10 Last August I was privileged to receive connect Denver to the world, we were people who wanted to say hello, shake an “All Access Pass” to witness history. responsible for providing everything an hands, or pose for a picture. We ended In exchange, I played a small role in office of 200 people could conceivably up jogging the last 50 yards to the helping America do the same. need. By week’s end we were on a booth, but he made it in time for his I was one of 15,000 credentialed first-name basis with the cashiers at interview. members of the media assigned to every Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Staples, The convention was incredibly cover the 2008 Democratic National and Target in the Denver area, and, choreographed. From my post just Convention in Denver where, for the miraculously, the tent was transformed off stage, I saw how meticulously first time, a major party nominated an into a network newsroom. every action was planned, scripted, African American for president. Every day the NBC News and rehearsed. The teleprompter As a dual broadcast journalism production team multiplied, and our was checked, rechecked, and then and political science major, I found group of runners rapidly grew from checked again. Senator Hillary Rodham it exhilarating to work as a runner five to 65. As the producers and Clinton’s handlers tested four different (yes, that is the official title) for talent arrived, I began to focus on pantsuits before deciding on just NBC News at the elaborate made- my convention assignment—would the right color. I also saw numerous for-television event. When I arrived I be in the middle of the action or celebrities: Ben Affleck, Sheryl Crow, in Denver two weeks before the working on the periphery, away from Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Oprah convention began, I felt more like I was the festivities? Fortunately, I received Winfrey, Stevie Wonder. No question: going to summer camp than to work one of the best assignments, the RF It was as much entertainment as it for a major television network. But a (Radio Frequency) Room, right off the was news. lingering uneasiness accompanied my convention floor. Each night after we wrapped, anticipation. I didn’t know exactly what The RF Room became home base I went out and enjoyed some of the I was going to be doing or any of the for correspondents Ann Curry, David parties—not the lavish ones, where people I was going to be working with. Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, and Andrea lobbyists entertained the DNC’s elite, The only things I knew for certain were Mitchell, as well as the floor producers but the more low-key ones, where that for the next 20 days the Mile High and camera crews. My job was to the media and delegates relaxed and City was going to be home, the hours cater to their every need: getting rejuvenated before another long day. would be long, and every day would food, running tapes and batteries, During the three weeks I spent in bring a new adventure. standing in for correspondents during Denver, my knowledge and my Rolodex I was one of the first to arrive at rehearsals, holding camera positions, grew. Working with and learning from the NBC compound, a huge, empty and escorting guests. journalists I respect was an incredible tented structure in the parking lot of The most challenging assignment experience, and being at Invesco the Pepsi Center. I was greeted by I had was escorting Senator John Field for Senator Barack Obama’s my supervisors, who instructed four Kerry to the NBC booth just after he acceptance speech reminded me of other runners and me to turn the tent addressed the delegates. NBC News why I want to be a journalist—so that I into a functioning workspace. As the anchor Brian Williams was waiting in may have a front-row seat to history. engineers and technicians set up the the booth to interview him, but Kerry massive infrastructure that would was constantly being stopped by Ben Forer is a junior from Encino, Calif.18
  21. 21. Anastasia Boyle, a senior broadcast journalism major from The NewHouse, a student advertising firm, placed second inSan Jose, Calif., was named a 2008 Steamboat Scholar for the regional portion of the American Advertising Federation’sWABC/WPLJ Radio in New York City. The summer scholarship National Student Advertising Competition, held last spring inprogram allowed her to explore the three major areas of New York City. Members of the student team included Sarahradio—programming, promotions, and sales—and learn Leahy, Brandon Pugach and Alfiya Mukhutdinova, thenfrom mentors Steve Borneman, president and general seniors; and Maria Sinopoli and Paul Savaiano, seniors.manager of 77 WABC, and Linda Wnek, diversity recruitmentcoordinator. Sara Carmichael, then a senior broadcast journalism major from Syracuse, came in second place in the National RadioFour Newhouse students and Newhouse’s Military Broadcast News Championship, sponsored by the WilliamPhotojournalism Program (MPJ) were honored with Mark of Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program lastExcellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists spring. She received a $1,000 award for “Best Use of Radioregional conference last spring. Andy McCullough, a senior for News Coverage.” Beth Croughan, a senior broadcastnewspaper major from Maple Glen, Pa., won first place journalism major from Mahopac, N.Y., was a semi-finalist infor feature writing, third place for sports writing, and first the same for breaking news reporting. Melanie Hicken, a seniornewspaper major from Stevenson Ranch, Calif., won firstplace for in-depth reporting. Melissa Daniels, a senior Harold Andrew Burton, a senior photography majornewspaper major from Rochester, N.Y., won first place from Monument, Colo., and Lindsay Adler, then a seniorfor breaking news reporting. Zach Berman, then a senior photography major from Apalachin, N.Y., placed fourthmagazine major from Lower Gwynedd, Pa., won second and eighth, respectively, in the first annual Multimediaplace for sports column writing. And MPJ Southside, the MPJ Competition, sponsored by the William Randolph Hearstprogram’s magazine focusing on the south side of Syracuse, Foundation Journalism Awards Program last spring.won first place for best student magazine. Matthew Gelb, a senior newspaper major from Chalfont, Pa., and Julianne Pepitone, then a senior magazine major from Red Bank, N.J., were named to the inaugural UWIRE 100, honoring the nation’s top collegiate journalists. UWIRE is a free membership organization for college student media. Kyle Austin, a senior newspaper major from Portage, Mich., was named a 2008 Murray Scholar by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. He received a $7,500Portrait of children from Syracuse’s south side, taken by Jason Brunson, Jason Carter, and scholarship based on an essay heMatthew Bash of the Military Photojournalism Program. wrote as part of the nationwide scholarship competition. 19
  22. 22. Hub Brown was invited to participate in the Barbara Fought and Newhouse’s Tully Center Johanna Keller received a Meredith Teaching inaugural symposium of the Park Center for for Free Speech completed a six-month study Recognition Award for junior faculty from Independent Media at Ithaca College. on public access to military court proceedings. Syracuse University. In addition, her article, The study was part of a larger project, produced “Yo-Yo Ma’s Edge Effect,” was published in The An article by Shannon Bowen, “A State with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of Chronicle Review. of Neglect: Public Relations as ‘Corporate the Press (RCFP), featured in the Summer 2008 Conscience’ or Ethics Counsel,” was published issue of News Media and the Law. The Tully Study Dennis Kinsey and Robert Kucharavy were in the Journal of Public Relations Research. She and an RCFP white paper went to top military awarded a $20,000 two-year Enitiative eTeam was recently elected to the board of advisors for and congressional leaders with the intention of grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman the Institute for Public Relations International opening up more access to the military justice Foundation to form the Public Relations Creativity Interdisciplinary Research Conference. system. Center. Lorraine Branham and Johanna Keller served as Tula Goenka’s documentary, El Charango, played Dennis Kinsey, SungUn Yang and Sue Alessandri Pulitzer Prize nominating jurors. at the Tri-Continental Human Rights Film Festival collaborated on the study “An integrative analysis in India. of reputation and relational quality: A study of An article by Melissa Chessher, “The Rapist and University-student relationships,” published in Me,” was published in Marie Claire. Roy Gutterman wrote the inaugural “Media Law” the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. article in the Survey of New York Law published Fiona Chew co-authored the paper “From by Syracuse Law Review; and served as the Carol Liebler won the Excellence in Graduate patriarchal tradition in India to forgoing favorite association director for the Burton Foundation Education Faculty Recognition Award from foods in the U.S.: Constructing methodological Awards in Washington, D.C., where he briefed Syracuse University, which recognizes her equivalence for health belief modeling in Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen dedication to graduate students and commitment two cultures,” published in the International Breyer about the foundation. He also designed to excellence in graduate mentoring. Communication Bulletin; and “Can health and moderated a panel discussion on campus journalists bridge the state-of-the-science gap in censorship and the First Amendment for the Bob Lloyd co-authored the textbook Writing and mammography guidelines?” published in Science Society of Professional Journalists regional Reporting the News as a Story. Communication. conference. Carla Lloyd was elected to a two-year term as Makana Chock presented “Health Sharon Hollenback was named a Syracuse vice chair of the accrediting committee for the Communication: Public Service Announcements University Meredith Professor in recognition Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and the Role of Public Perceptions” as part of the of her excellence in teaching. As part of the and Mass Communications. An article she co- SU Center for Health and Behavior’s Fall 2008 three-year appointment, she will create a course authored, “Accounting Management and the Seminar Series. focusing on the issues and controversies of the Changing Advertising Landscape,” was published Olympic Games. in the Journal of Advertising Education. Vin Crosbie delivered the opening keynote address at the EPublishing Innovation Forum Joel Kaplan participated in the panel discussion Patricia Longstaff sat on the panel Resilience 2008; delivered the opening keynote address “What Are They Teaching in Journalism Schools in Large Technical Systems at the Resilience at the Second Global Conference for the These Days” at the New York State Associated Conference in Stockholm, Sweden; gave a paper Individuated Newspaper; and presented on Press meeting in Latham, N.Y. His article, titled “Resilience in Large Technical Systems” “Understanding the Economics of Digital News “Rights and Responsibilities of Journalists,” at the Complexity in Large Technical Systems and Information” at the Knight Digital Media was published in the Fall 2008 issue of Harvard conference in Meersburg, Germany; presented Center’s News Leadership 2008 conference. University’s Neiman Reports. a book chapter, “Watching Resilience at the20
  23. 23. Movies: Managing Communications Firms A book co-authored by Pamela Shoemaker, James Tsao co-authored the article “Predictors forin the New Unpredictable Environments,” News Around the World, was named one of the Internet usage of teenagers in the United States:at the Telecommunications Markets Drivers top teaching resources for undergraduates by a A multivariate analysis,” published in the Journaland Impediments conference in Hamburg, team of academic editors and advisers working of Marketing Communications.Germany; and chaired a panel on “Using with Routledge Publishing. An excerpt from theComplexity Science to Develop Better Regulation book will appear in Social Issues Collection: A Francis Ward attended the National Conferencefor Communications” at the International Routledge/University Readers Custom Library for for Media Reform; the Unity 2008 conference;Telecommunications Society Conference in Teaching. Shoemaker was an invited speaker at and the Association for Education in JournalismMontreal, Canada. An article she co-authored the international Journalism Brazil conference and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention.with Sung-Un Yang, “Communication “Thinking Journalism Across National Boundaries: He moderated and Charlotte Grimes served onManagement and Trust: Their Role in Building New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives.” the panel “40 Years After Kerner: StrengtheningResilience to Surprises Such As Natural Disasters, Diversity and the Mission of Public Service asPandemic Flu, and Terrorism,” was published in The fourth edition of Dow Smith’s book, A Journalism Faces an Uncertain Future,” held as aEcology and Society. Practical Guide for TV News Producing, was pre-AEJMC convention workshop. released.C. Marshall Matlock presented “Trends in The 10th edition of Jay Wright’s book The FirstNewspaper Design” at the IFRA international Evan Smith was an invited speaker at the 2008 Amendment and the Fourth Estate: the Lawconference Design for the News and Magazine Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles. of Mass Media and the seventh edition of hisPublishing Industry. Don Torrance received a $29,900 grant from book The First Amendment and the Fifth Estate: the New York State Energy Research and Regulation of Electronic Mass Media werePeter Moller was invited by The New Yorker Development Authority to develop multimedia released.magazine to participate in the ninth annual New projects that will increase public awarenessYork Festival, which brings together writers, of climate sustainability issues. He and David Brenda Wrigley attended the Public Relationsartists, thinkers, strategists, and performers. Coryell received a $171,000 grant from the Society of America (PRSA)’s 2008 Northeast U.S. Department of Energy that supports their District conference, where she led a panel sessionGustav Niebuhr authored the book Beyond documentary and journalism-resource work on titled “Is there a glass ceiling for women in PR?”Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding sustainability America. SungUn Yang co-authored the article “The effects Nancy Snow is a regular blogger for The of blog-mediated public relations on relationalDoug Quin recorded Weddell seals in Antarctica, Huffington Post. trust,” published in the Journal of Publicwhich appeared on the world fusion CD 7 Relations Research.Continents - Global Jams, by Maurice Gainen. Bob Thompson wrote the preface to the bookHe also co-authored “Geographic variations in Quality TV: Contemporary American Televisionunderwater male Weddell seal trills suggest and Beyond. The book is a collection of essaysbreeding area fidelity,” which was published in by international scholars applying the historicalPolar Biology. model presented by Thompson in his 1996 book Television’s Second Golden Age. His model wasJeffrey Rodgers won the grand prize in the studied at a recent conference of internationalcountry category of the John Lennon Songwriting scholars in Istanbul, Turkey.Contest. 21
  24. 24. Courtney Barclay He earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Oberlin College; a master’s Courtney Barclay joined Newhouse as an assistant degree in fine arts from the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and professor of communications law. Her research Tufts University; and a Ph.D. in acoustic ecology from the Union Institute and focuses primarily on the First Amendment University in Ohio. implications of applying existing legal paradigms to new media and the application of campaign Harriet Brown finance regulations to the Internet. Her other areas of Harriet Brown joined Newhouse as an assistant research include privacy law, freedom of information, professor of magazine journalism. She was formerly and confidential sources. the editor-in-chief and editorial director of Wisconsin In 2006, Barclay served as a law clerk at the Trails magazine. She has been a freelance writer Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, since 1983. Her features, essays, and articles have D.C. She also worked extensively on the Marion Brechner Citizen Access been published in The New York Times, Redbook, Project, which provides an online, comparative database of state Freedom Parenting, Vogue, Glamour, Healthy Woman, The of Information laws. She served as interim director of the project during the Chicago Tribune, American Girl, and a number of summer of 2008. other national publications. Barclay says she is looking forward to applying her research in the “Newhouse students are the cream of the crop,” classroom. “I love having conversations with students about the meaning and Brown says. “I really enjoy working with such a talented group of young role of the First Amendment,” she says. people.” Barclay earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations, a master’s Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Lafayette College in degree in mass communications, a juris doctorate, and a Ph.D. in mass Easton, Pennsylvania, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Brooklyn College. communications, all from the University of Florida. Ken Harper Douglas Quin Ken Harper joined the Newhouse faculty as an Douglas Quin joined the Newhouse faculty as an assistant professor in visual communications. He associate professor in the television, radio, and film was previously the lead interactive designer and department. He is the owner of dqmedia, where he producer for The Rocky Mountain News. He has also consults on exhibit and film sound design, audio, worked as a multimedia producer for, as and multimedia; museum exhibit design; production; a designer-producer for the United Nations, and as a post-production; creative development; and project print designer for Sun Publications. management. His recent clients and projects include “I came to Newhouse because it’s seen as a sound design and mixing for Werner Herzog’s place where change is an opportunity, and I want Encounters At the End of the World; sound design for to be a part of that,” he says. “I want to be on the the Maxis/Electronic Arts game Spore; and media cutting edge of creativity that is communication.” exhibit design and project management for the Holocaust and Human Rights Harper earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Western Center of Maine. Kentucky University and a master’s degree in visual communications from “Newhouse allows me the opportunity to engage with students and Ohio University. colleagues who are excited about learning, creating, and thinking critically, and who also share my passion for media,” he says. Quin serves on the board of directors of the World Sound Foundation and previously served on the board of directors for the Washington Project for the Arts and the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including fellowships in music composition from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from the National Science Foundation.22