Winter 2011 News
Communication majors were recently featured UIC Interns:
- Samantha Clinton, WFLD-Fox News Chicago:
"Fox News Chicago is a great place to intern for those looking to get a job in the broadcasting field. You definitely get experience in a wide variety of the responsibilities pertaining to how the news is delivered to our living rooms everyday. In just one semester you learn so much. It was truly a valuable experience."
- Kasi Boston, WFLD-Fox News Chicago:
"The internship at WFLD-Fox News Chicago was great! We got the opportunity to go out on stories with reporters and received a lot of valuable information. I feel better prepared for my future career."
- Gregory S. McElroy, Internship at CBS Chicago 2:
"The internship experience is a critical undertaking for just about all college students because it allows the opportunity to preemptively gain practical knowledge and experience while building a base of useful industry contacts. Many classes offer a heavily theoretical basis for understanding areas of study but one of the integral aspects of an internship is to incorporate classroom knowledge with necessary hands-on training."
Faculty & Student News
- Richard Doherty's paper "Transforming the Forecast: U.S. TV Weather Goes Native" has been accepted to the 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, that will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 18-21 2011.
Another paper, titled "Economic gain or ecological sustainability? Framing, environmental movements, and communication theory" accepted for presentation at the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) spring regional seminar, Transnational Connections: Challenges and Opportunities for Communication and Public Opinion Research Symposium in Segovia, Spain, on March 17-18, 2011.
- Post-doc Guillaume Latzko-Toth is presenting a paper, "The amateur's mobilization of technical expertise: how users contribute to the design of new media" (co-authored with Serge Proulx) to the international conference "Extending Expertise? Experts and Amateurs in Communication and Culture" to be held at University of Ottawa, April 30-May 1st, 2011.
And, his paper, "Lurkers from the Future: the Ethics of Asynchronous Online Ethnography" has been accepted to the 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, that will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 18-21 2011.
- Congratulations to all of our colleagues who will be presenting their work in ICA 2011, and here is more of what I have received so far, below:
Barnhurst, K., paper presenter, The Image of News in the Long View
Barnhurst, K., Chair, News Photography in Contemporary Journalism: Looking beyond Production and Selection Processes Panel
Barnhurst, K., Organizer, Political Communication Graduate Student Preconference
Latzko-Toth, G. A Co-Construction Story: Users as Co-Designers of a Communication Device -- The Case of IRC - Communication and Technology Division
Yuan, E., paper presenter, Community in Modern Societies: A culturalist critique of 'online community' in new media studies" - Global Communication and Social Change division
Yuan, E., paper presenter, Language use as social practice on the Chinese Internet" - Asian Communication Association division.
Papacharissi w/ Yuan, paper presenters, What if the Internet Did Not Speak English? New and Old Language for Studying Newer Media Technologies - Communication History
- Our colleague, Jack Jones, has been appointed Parliamentarian for 2011-2012 to begin in February, by Carol Massat, Presiding Officer of UIC's Senate.
- PhD student Miao Feng's paper "Young Adults' Internet Pornography Use and Its Effects on Adopting High Risk Sexual Practices," (co-authored with Amy May, UW-Milwaukee) was also accepted to the Health Communication division, 2011 ICA.
- Profile: Patricia Harkin breathes new life into old house,January 26, 2011
- Hui-Ching Chang, received a Faculty Scholarship Support grant, awarded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
- MA student Ellen Defossez's paper titled "The evolving media discourse on gender and depression: A quantitative analysis of print publications," was accepted for presentation by the Health Communication division, of the 2011 ICA Convention.
- Sharon Meraz's latest on "The fight for 'how to think': Traditional media, social networks, and issue interpretation," is published in February's issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism - link to the abstract here.
- Patricia Harkin's entry "Richard Ohmann" has appeared in the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (2011).
- Elaine Yuan, received a Faculty Scholarship Support grant, awarded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
- Walter Podrazik shared observations and was quoted in this story about mogul John Kluge for Investors Business Daily
- One of our recent MA graduates, Tom Moss, won a CAPE award.
- TimeOutChicago.com media blogger Robert Feder writes about a new article co-authored by Wally Podrazik, UIC visiting lecturer in communication, that ranks the 10 best Jewish television shows of all time.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Wired Campus" blog quotes Steve Jones, UIC professor of communication, on classroom use of a documentary about hip
hop and copyright law.
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