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Conference Agenda - Final

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 - 9 p.m.


Registration and Networking Reception, Carolina Room, Inn at USC.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 (All daytime sessions at Capstone Room)

8:30 a.m.


Registration Opens

Shuttle from hotel to Capstone

9 - 9:15 a.m.


Conference Open

  • Welcome: Dean Charles Bierbauer, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, University of South Carolina.
  • Conference overview:  Augie Grant, Conference Chair.

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.


Theoretical Perspectives on Social Media

  • Who comments, shares, and likes on Facebook?: A study of users' personality and motivation in terms of expression functions on Facebook. Hwalbin Kim, University of South Carolina.
  • Facebook dependency and identity explorations of emerging adults. Heidi D. Campbell, Bob Jones University.
  • Fear of missing out: Connectedness through cyber communication. Constance C. Milbourne, Rhode Island College & Jeff Wilkinson, Houston Baptist University. Moderator:  TBA, University of South Carolina.  

Moderator: Sei-Hill Kim, University of South Carolina.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.



10:45 - noon


Emerging Impacts of User Contributed Content

  • Social media as news sources: A content analysis of social media mentions in cable news networks, 2006-2010. Tim Bajkiewicz & Marcus Messner, Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Voice for the voiceless: Emergent journalism in a webverged world. Leslie-Jean Thornton, Arizona State University.
  • Global voices – Motivation to volunteer. Ana Keshelashvili, University of South Carolina.

Moderator: Keith Kenney, University of South Carolina.

12 noon - 1 p.m.


Lunch Break, Top of Carolina

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.


The Increasing Impact of Convergent Journalism

  • Collateral damage: A history of the impact of shifting journalism paradigms on artistic institutions.  Scott Fosdick, San Jose State University.
  • A tale of new entities: Digital media and converging literacies. Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University--Commerce.
  • The inverse trust curve: A model for the investigation of organizational collaboration. Larry Dailey, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • What's old is new, what's new is old: A mindset for practicing convergence journalism. Janet Kolodzy, Emerson College

Moderator: Ernest Wiggins, University of South Carolina

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.



2:45 - 4 p.m.


Disruptive Technologies in Journalism

  • Second-screen showdowns: Presidential debates in the tablet age. Suzy Smith, Brandon Waite, & Daniel Cooper, Ball State University.
  • Current affairs podcasts and carnivalism in South Korea. Chang Sup Park, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • Student readers abandoning college newspapers and websites. John Hartman, Central Michigan University.
  • Distribution Features of Newspaper Websites: A 2012 Content Analysis of Commercial U.S. Dailies. Robert Bergland, David Hon, Heather Heater & Andrew Inman, Missouri Western State University & Rachele Kanigel, San Francisco State University.

Moderator: Doug Fisher, University of South Carolina.

4 - 5 p.m.


Afternoon Speaker

Introduction of Afternoon Speaker, Ernest Wiggins, University of South Carolina

Afternoon Speaker, Chris Roush, Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Scholar in business journalism and Director, Carolina Business News Initiative, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

5 - 6:30 p.m.


Networking Reception. Top of Carolina.

Introductions and acknowledgements, Augie Grant.
Host, Carol Pardun, Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina.

Friday, September 28, 2012 (All sessions in Carolina Room, Inn at USC)

9 -10:15 a.m.


Research in Business Journalism

  • How First Amendment issues impact business writing, social media, and the public. Helen Rudnick Rapoport, Columbia College.
  • Teaching the business of journalism today: A double dose of reality. Barbara Selvin, Stony Brook University.
  • Tweets from Wall Street: How leading business media report the news and engage their audiences on Twitter. Vivian Medina-Messner and Marcus Messner, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Deception and trust: The ethics of speaking fees in business journalism. R. S. (Kip) Wotkyns III, Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Moderator: Deborah Gump, University of South Carolina..

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.



10:30 - Noon


The 2008 Financial Meltdown: Lessons For Journalists and Educators


  • Gabriella Stern, DJ/FX Trader
  • Mary Fricker, Repowatch
  • John Weinberg, Richmond Federal Reserve.

Moderator: Rob Wells, University of South Carolina.

12 Noon - 1:15 p.m.


Keynote Luncheon, Palmetto Room, Inn at USC

  • Introductions and Acknowledgements, Augie Grant.
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Dean Charles Bierbauer
  • Keynote Speaker, Linda O’Bryon, CEO, South Carolina ETV and Founding Executive Editor of PBS’ Nightly Business Report and President and CEO, South Carolina ETV.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.


Teaching Business Journalism


  • Pam Luecke, Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism, Washington and Lee University.

Moderator: Ernest Wiggins, University of South Carolina.

2:45 - 3 p.m.



3 - 4:15 p.m.


Changing your curriculum from silos to convergence


  • Rick Brunson, University of Central Florida            
  • Heidi Campbell, Bob Jones University
  • Darryl Huger, WCSC Charleston, Panelist
  • Industry representative TBA

Moderator: Tim Brown, University of Central Florida..

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.



4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Participatory Plenary Session.

  • Round-table discussion of all subjects discussed at the conference.

Moderator: Augie Grant, Conference Chair

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