Archive | May, 2012

Congratulations, GIFT Finalists!

11 May

Below are the names of the 25 finalists in the Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communications GIFT program.

Congratulations to the finalists, who will present posters about their GIFT at the 100th anniversary conference of AEJMC in Chicago on Thursday, August 9.

Special thanks to MaryJean Land of George College who directed the judging process.

In no particular order, the finalists are:

  1. Unsung Hero, Yanjun Zhao, Cameron (OK) University;
  2. A Timeless Classic for Teaching Organizational Communication, Tamara Gillis, Elizabethtown (PA) College;
  3. AP Style Game Day, Sue Burzynski Bullard, Univ. of Nebraska;
  4. Screencasts & Standards, Adam J. Kuban and Laura MacLeod Mulligan, Ball State University;
  5. Bringing Media Relations into the Classroom, Eric M. Wilson, Wichita State University;
  6. Branding Your Website, David Painter, Full Sail University;
  7. WWJSD – What Would John Stewart Do?           Laura Hlavach, Southern Illinois University;
  8. Journalistic Blogging Analysis, Carolyn Nielsen, Western Washington Univeristy;
  9. From Tweet to Lead,            Neil Ralston, Western Kentucky University;
  10. Interviewing Interviewers, Chris Roberts, Univ. of Alabama;
  11. The Structure Puzzle, Bruce Gillespie, Wilfrid Laurier (Ont.) University;
  12. Cola Wars and Applied Research, Elizabeth Gardner, Texas Tech University;
  13. Visual Framing of News Events, Daniel Hunt, Newbury (MA) College;
  14. Avoid Source Remorse, Carol Schwalbe, University of Arizona;
  15. So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur, Andi Stein, California State Univ., Fullerton;
  16. Rewriting the Trade Show Booth, Kelly Bruhn, Drake University;
  17. Class Blog in a Visual Comm. Class, Amy DeVault, Wichita State University;
  18. Making a Splash on the First Day of Class, Brandie Martin, Snow Dong &Anne Hoag, Penn State University;
  19. Text your Professor, Miglena Sternadori, Univ. of South Dakota;
  20. What do We Know? Michael Grundmann, James Madison University;
  21. Twitter Tweeting Twaining,            Brian K. Johnson, Univ. of Illinois;
  22. Gutenberg 2.0, Emily Erickson, California State Univ., Fullerton;
  23. Tweet Me, Facebook Me, or YouTube Me, but Please Don’t Call Me, Sonya DiPalma, Univ. of North Carolina;
  24. Feeding a Twitter News Feed, Rich Kenney, Florida Gulf Coast University;
  25. Quick-Shoot Assignment Produces Excitement, Strong Results,  John Freeman, University of Florida.

Thanks also to our panel of judges:  Angela Criscoe, Georgia College; Mary Cupito, Northern Kentucky University; Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz, Cuyahoga Community College; Jeremy Sarachan, St. John Fisher College; Cindy L. Simoneau, Southern Connecticut State University; David Weinstock, University of Texas-Tyler; Barbara Zang, Worcester State University; Kim Karloff; Amanda Respess, Georgia College.

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