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Professor Steve Seidman was guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Visual Literacy on the visual dimensions of political communications, published in July 2010. The five articles included in the Spring issue of the journal were written by scholars in three countries—the United States, Sweden, and Austria—with two of the articles by professors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications: Seidman and Assistant Professors Cory Young and Arhlene Flowers.

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ITHACA, NY — The award-winning PBS documentary series “POV” will air the broadcast debut of “Good Fortune” on Tuesday, July 13. The film by Ithaca College graduates Landon Van Soest ’04 and Jeremy Levine ’06 examines how international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.

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Matt Mogekwu, associate professor and chair in the Department of Journalism, will present a paper titled, "Conflict Reporting and Peace Journalism: In Search of a New Model," at the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) conference this week in Sydney, Australia.

He will also be attending and presenting a paper, "Non-Linear Relationship Between Media-Development-Social Change and Citizenship: Examining the Constraints in Developing Countries," at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference in Braga, Portugal July 18-23, 2010.

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Once again, Park School students show they know how to make a good film -- and do it quickly. Invited for the third consecutive year to participate in student filmmaking competition at the Lake Placid Film Forum (listed one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the country by MovieMaker Magazine), Dave Reynolds '11, Jeff Picarello '10, David Gelb '10 and Michael Sutter '11 won the Audience Choice Award for the film "Escape."  

With a 24-hour window, the team scripted, shot and edited an eight-minute original film that included required elements such as a renowned downtown Lake Placid storefront and two Mark Twain quotes. Competing against four other invited schools -- Syracuse, SUNY Purchase, RIT and Burlington College -- the entries were screened in front of a live audience and before a panel of judges. The audience cast their votes choosing Team Ithaca for the Audience Choice Award for the second time in three years.

 

 

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Professors William Harris Ressler and Scott R. Hamula, Department of Strategic Communication, and Wenmouth Williams Jr., Department of Television-Radio, published research titled "Baseball Teams, Radio Stations and Corporate Social Responsibility" in the spring 2010 issue of the International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (IJIMC). Their paper examines the synergistic outcomes that can develop when professional baseball teams, local radio stations, corporate sponsors, and benefiting nonprofit organizations work together in a cause-related marketing relationship.

The IJIMC is devoted to the dissemination of information about the teaching and practice of the range of disciplines under the umbrella of integrated marketing communications, including direct/interactive marketing, database marketing, public relations, advertising, sales promotion, and other forms of promotional communications for both for-profit and not-for-profit entities and about how they can be integrated for more effective results.

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