Mara Alper’s documentary art Sacred Waters of Bali screened at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City from May – June. It was exhibited in the “Time Frames Marking Time” multi-media exhibition that featured 19 artists who engage time as a palpable presence. The show was curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner. The video can be viewed on Mara’s Vimeo channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/maraalper/89910746 It is part of a longer work in progress about water in Balinese rituals and in their complex irrigation system.
Because of her work in Bali, Mara was invited to give a talk on “Exploring Culture Through Filmmaking” in June at the Cornell seminar “Global Competency and the Arts” presented by the Einuadi Center for International Studies.
Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal.
Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, presented a paper entitled “‘Last Show of the Series”: TV Finales as Event Television” at the University Film & Video Association Conference at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
In May, Dr. Tropiano received the Park Faculty Writing Award for his book Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest-Running Comedy (Applause Books, 2013).
A panel of Park School faculty whose professional expertise represent scholarly writing, journalism, and screen/scriptwriting reviewed the nominations and selected the winners.
Award-winning journalist David Muir ’95 will take over as anchor and managing editor of ABC’s flagship nightly "World News" broadcast when Diane Sawyer steps down in September. In making the announcement, ABC News president James...