3rd Annual Conference

NJCA 3rd Annual Conference


COMMON SESSIONS

Lobby
REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND BAGELS
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Cavalla Room
WELCOMING REMARKS
8:45-9:00 a.m.

Lobby
NEW JERSEY PUBLISHERS
All Day

Cavalla Room
Business Meeting
12:00-12:30

Cavalla Room

LUNCH
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cavalla Room
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Larry Gross
The Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania.
1:30-2:15 p.m.

Cavalla Room
REFRESHMENTS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Schedule/Sessions

Session One 9:00 ?- 10:15 A.M.

Panels

"Activist teaching and research: Making the connections mean
something."

Eleanor Novek, Monmouth University
"Word of mouth: The role of communication in residential segregation."
Che Baysinger, Rutgers University
"Gendered distinction: Is that STILL going on?"
Claire Johnson, University of Utah
"Redefining the promises of public education: Expectations and equality
in the social discourse of a Mid-Atlantic town"
Sharmila Pixy Ferris, William Paterson University
"Empowering minorities through technology"
Pat Keeton, Ramapo College
"Teaching film as ideology: Globalization and the changing
representation of workers in the gangster film"

"Media, Regulation and Democracy"

Chair: Julie M. Jakolat, New York University

Mara Einstein, New York University
"The Death of Diversity in the Television Marketplace: How Eliminating
Fin-syn Concentrated Voices in the Television Industry
Julie M. Jakolat, New York University
"Self-Regulation? Don’t Make Me Laugh: The First Organized Attempt to
Regulate Outdoor Advertising in New York City."
Jill Steinberg, New York University
"Demystifying the Role of the Radio Amateur During the Pre-Regulation
Period"
Allison T. Butler, New York University
"Can I Really Be Like Mike? An Investigation of the Regulation of
Celebrity Advertisements"

"Keeping Current Professionally: The faculty internship"

Moderator: Barbara S. Reed, Rutgers University

Sheryl Butler, Montclair State University
Roger Cohen, Rutgers University
Bill Jobes, New Jersey Network
Jeffrey Marks, News 12 New Jersey
John J. OBrien, New Jersey Press Association

Thematic Papers

Communication Across Contexts: The Mass Media

Rosalie Greenfield Matzkin, Penn State Abington
"The laughmasters of radio comedy: A research in progress"
Chad Dell, Monmouth University
"Thou shalt (not) covet they neighbors show: Shifting network
television program strategies"
Stephen Cooper, Rutgers University
"A channel effect in television news: The Pictures in Our Heads"
Donna Montanaro Dolphin, Monmouth University
"Womens Culture as Interior Space: Adapting Beloved for the Screen"

Session Two 10:30 ? 11:45 A.M.

Thematic Paper

Gary Gumpert, Communication Landscapers and Susan J. Drucker, Hofstra
University
"Being Watched and Watching Others: Surveillance, Privacy and Other
Rights in Public Space"

Respondent: Lance Strate, Fordham University

Panels

"More talk about music and media"

Chair: Thom Gencarelli, Montclair State University
Casey Lum, William Paterson University
"Mediating music: A research agenda for media, music and culture"
Thom Gencarelli, Montclair State University
"Chchchchchanges: Music, multimedia, and multidisciplinarity"
Roger Johnson, Ramapo College
"When the cyborg sings: Listening to the sound of digital music"
Martin Roberts, The New School University
"Trance: From ethnomusicology to postmodern primitivism."
Michael Zalot, AT&T Laboratories and New York University
I want my .mp3: Implications of new music technology

"Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of Critical Events: Media Alignment with
Social Change"

Chairs: John C. Pollock, The College of New Jersey and Spiro Yulis*,
The College of New Jersey

Sarah Norton*, Michael Dudzak*, and Joe Flynn,* The College of New
Jersey
"Newspaper coverage of Cloning: A Community structure approach"
Chuck Holmer*, The College of New Jersey
"Newspaper Coverage of HMO Reimbursement for Viagra: A Community
Structure Approach"
John Pollock, Melanie Ryan*, Sprio Yulis*, et. al, The College of New
Jersey
"Newspaper coverage of the British Nanny Trial: A Community Structure
Approach"
A. Sebastian Guerrero* and Lisa Sparaco*, The College of New Jersey
"Newspaper coverage of bi-lingual education: A Community Structure
Approach"
Michael Shemesh* and Sarah Ciarolo*, The College of New Jersey
"Newspaper coverage of Affirmative Action: A Community Structure
Approach"
Lauren Spina* and John Pollock, The College of New Jersey
"Newspaper coverage of the UPS strike: A Community Structure Approach"
* indicates student participant

"Media Scandals: Scandalous Media"

Chair: Sal Fallica, New York University

Sal Fallica, New York University
"Scandal as Political Communication"
Marco Colavita*, New York University
"Cynicism, the public sphere and political communication"
Michael Grabowskil*, New York University
"The rhetoric of scandal"
Brian Cogan*, New York University
"Contrasting print scandal and electronic scandal"
* indicates student participant

Session Three 2:30 ? 3:45

Papers

"Applying Communication Theory Across Contexts"

Frank Louis Rusciano and Bosah Ebo, Rider University
"National Consciousness, International Image, and the Construction of
Identity: The Case of Germany, 1990-1991"
John T. Glaneman, California University of Pennsylvania
"Pleased TO Meet You, Im the Unabomber or Did You Get My Message? Ted
Kaczynski Introduced Himself to Society"
Dave DAlessio, University of Connecticut, Stamford
"Diffusion of the World Wide Web into American Electoral Politics,
1996-1998"
Gary Radford, William Paterson University
"OBrien and Winston Smith: A Social Constructionist Looks at George
Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four."

Panels

"Commercial Communication Environments: The Social Effects of
Advertising"

Chair: Laura Tropp, New York University

Laura Tropp, New York University
"Cynicism is Good!: An Analysis of the ABC Television is Good
Campaign"
Julie M. Jakolat, New York University
"Beauty in the Constitution: Outdoor Advertising Reform in New York
City"
Abby Dress, Long Island University
"Celebrity Fashion Model"
Allison T. Butler, New York University
"Reading Sports Advertisements: an Investigation of Youth
Interpretations"

We Learn Through Others: Creating Communication Connections Between
Students and Faculty with Activities"

Chair: Susan M. Fredericks, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Joseph Borrell, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Susan M. Fredericks, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Robert Huber, Monmouth University
Margaret Vaughn, Kent State University

"Communication and Identity in Interpretive Communities"

Chair: Christopher Lynch, Kean University

Jackie Baker*, Kean University
"Communication Culture and the coming out process for Gays and Lesbians"

Albert Bramante*, Kean University
"Communication and Cyberspace"
Mattias Erikson*, Kean University
"Communication and the Emergence of Deaf Culture"
Mark Froncek*, Kean University
"Social Class as an Interpretive Community"
Michael Hanily*, Kean University
"Communication and Music Culture"
Jennifer Melchor*, Kean University
"Messages That Casinos Convey to the Public"
Michael Weiss*, Kean University
"Ritual Communication among Football Fans"
* indicates student participant

Session Four 4:00-5:15

Panels


"What Are We?: A Look at the nature of Communication Programs in the
Region"

Chair: Susan A. Jasko, California University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Gencarelli, Montclair State University
Lance Strate, Fordham University
Don Swanson, Monmouth University
Dencil Backus, California University of Pennsylvania
Gary Radford, William Paterson University
Susan Drucker, Hofstra University


Competitive Student Papers Panel

"Images and the Media"

Chair: Sue Barnes, Fordham University

Rashaun Hall, Kristin Kline, Elyse Senzon Langer, Mike Ricter and
Priscilla Tsang, New York University
"New Yorks Reel Role on Television"
Marcie Baeza, Marlene Goeke, Vicki Kan and Guy Merrill, New York
University
"Leonardo DiCaprio: Gay Interpretations of a Mainstream Text"
Julie M. Jakolat, New York University
"Revolt Against the Riot: Popular Reform of Outdoor Advertising in New
York City at the Turn of the Century"

Respondent: Sue Barnes, Fordham University

"Communication Certification: A proposal to assess program outcomes by
certifying student achievement"

Mary Lee Donahue, Rowan University

Respondents: Martin Itzkowitz, Rowan University
Eleanor Novek, Monmouth University

"Creating a Standard for Minimally Acceptable Speaking at the Collegiate
Level"

Chair: F.H. Turner, Rider University

Lewis Freeman, Suffolk County College
Arden Watson, Penn State University, Delaware County Campus
Robert Huber, Monmouth University
Lori Ramos, William Paterson University
Elizabeth A. Tuleja, Eastern College
F.H. Turner, Rider University

 

The Third Annual New Jersey Communication Association Conference will be held in the Student Center at Rider University. Parking will be available in the lot directly in front of the building. Signs will be posted for your convenience. Parking is free. No passes are necessary.

Rider is located on Lawrenceville Road (Route 206), just south of the intersection between Route 206 and I-95.

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPUS

BY CAR
From New York and North
* From New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 7A (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to the exit for I-295 North toward Princeton. I-295 North will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A (Route 206 South/Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

* From Route 1 South: Take the exit for I-95 South toward Philadelphia. From I-95 South, take Exit 7A (Route 206 South/Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From South Jersey
* From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 98 (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to the exit for I-295 North toward Princeton. I-295 will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A (Route 206 South/Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

* From I-295 North: I-295 will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A (Route 206 South/Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From Philadelphia and South
* Take I-95 North (not the NJ Turnpike) through Philadelphia and into New Jersey. Once in NJ, take Exit 7A (Route 206 South/Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

BY TRAIN
Amtrak trains for Trenton and Princeton Junction leave Penn Station in New York City and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, with most express trains stopping at Trenton. In addition, New Jersey Transit provides rail service to Princeton Junction and Trenton from New York City, and SEPTA provides service to Trenton from Philadelphia.

 

Registration

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Check One:

___ $55.00 Preregistration Fee (Includes NJCA membership, NJJC, and conference with meals)

___ $55.00 On-site Registration Fee (Includes NJCA membership, NJJC, and conference WITHOUT meals)

___ $40.00 Membership Only Fee (includes NJCA membership and NJJC)

___ $20.00 Student Preregistration Fee (includes NJCA membership, NJJC, and conference with meals)

To preregister, checks should be received no later than Friday, April 2.
Make checks payable to Rider University

Please enclose this form with your check in an envelope and mail to:
New Jersey Communication Association
Attn: Dr. Jonathan Millen
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

For more information contact Jonathan Millen - millen@rider.edu