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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.

Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

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William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.

In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.

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Cory Young, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, Aditi Rao, graduate student, M.S. in Communications, and Bob Regan, Director of the Executive Master's program in Communications Innovation, will present a paper at the National Communication Association's annual convention, held November 21‐24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The paper, entitled "Media for Social Responsibility Mini Course: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition" addresses food related discourses and the role of media in reporting issues such as body image or food as an industry in a responsible manner. They will also discuss how to repackage the mini-course material into a SPOC, a small private online course similar to a MOOC (massive open online course).

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 The Ithacan’s website was honored with the Online Pacemaker Award for 2013 at the Fall National College Media Convention in New Orleans on Oct. 26. The Pacemakers are the highest honors awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and are generally regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.”

The competition entries were judged during the Spring 2013 semester (Kelsey O’Connor ’13, editor in chief; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster).

The Ithacan has won the award six times in the past eight years.

The print edition of The Ithacan was a finalist in the Newspaper Pacemaker category and was presented with a Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist Award at the convention as well. 

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Please join us for the following Park School Family Weekend activities.


Friday, October 25

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
Park School Film Feature Presentation
Park Hall Auditorium

Introduction by Adam Peruta, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, and...

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