Aug. 22, 2017
Allison Luety ('17, public relations) was an editorial apprentice for Meredith Agrimedia during the 2016-17 school year.

Meredith renews Greenlee School partnership with 5-year, $500,000 commitment

AMES, Iowa - Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), a leading media and marketing services company headquartered in Des Moines, has extended its partnership agreement with Iowa State University for another five years.

The $500,000 commitment benefits the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication through continued support of its  Meredith Apprentice Program, a Meredith professional in residence and the Meredith Integrated Media Suite.

"Meredith's relationship with Iowa State's Greenlee School has been a national model for business/academic partnerships, and we are very excited about our new five-year, $500,000 extension," said Art Slusark, Meredith's Vice President of Corporate Communications and Government Relations.

Art Slusark (right), Greenlee Advisory Council member and vice president of corporate communications and government relations, gave Greenlee Director Angela Powers (center) and Maria Charbonneaux, Greenlee communications specialist, (left) a tour of Meredith Corporation headquarters in July, including a stop at the Meredith Test Kitchen.
Greenlee Faculty and Graduate Students Attend AEJMC

Many faculty and graduate students attended AEJMC in Chicago in August. The group enjoyed a productive trip to the annual conference, connecting with colleagues and sharing new research. 

Greenlee faculty and friends gathered for Chicago-style pizza during AEJMC.

Boyles selected as Disruptive Journalism Educator Fellow

Jan Lauren Boyles, assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been selected for a  Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism Disruptive Journalism Educator Fellowship

Greenlee welcomes two new lecturers  

Two new lecturers have joined the Greenlee faculty this fall. 


Grace Provenzano is an accomplished broadcaster and will be teaching JLMC 201 and two sections of JLMC 303. 


Joanna Schroeder is a talented public relations and advertising practitioner and will be teaching PR 321, ADVRT 230 and two sections of ADVRt 334.


Look for Q&As with Grace and Joanna on social media and in next week's edition of "This Week at Greenlee."

Greenlee Summer Intern Blogging Contest showcases student perspectives

The Greenlee Summer Intern Blogging Contest concludes last week with the announcement of the Round 2 winner. Austin Anderson, junior in journalism and mass communication, received the most votes in the online poll for his post, "When it rains it pours: My internship in Dublin." He will receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card. Anderson shared his experiences battling mumps shortly after he arrived in Dublin and interning for Metro √Čireann, Ireland's leading multicultural newspaper. He participated in the Greenlee School's Dublin internship pilot program offered in collaboration with ISU Study Abroad and EUSA.

Claire Norton, senior in public relations, won Round 1 of the contest with her post, "My mile-high internship in corporate communications." She shared her experiences interning at CoBank in Denver. 

Eighteen students submitted entries in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Greenlee Summer Intern Blogging Contest this summer. See the complete list of Round 1 and Round 2 entries.
In Other News ... 
Assistant Professor   Jan Lauren Boyles has been selected as a Disruptive Journalism Education Fellow by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. This summer, Boyles was also elected to serve as chair of AEJMC's Newspaper and Online News Division. In research, Boyles presented papers at ICA ("From Storytelling to Social Action: How Civic Data is Reshaping Community Relationships") and had her work featured in AEJMC's Community Journalism division top paper session ("Recrafting Neighborhood News: The Rise of Journalism Hackathons"). She served as lead organizer for AEJMC's PhD student preconference. Also at AEJMC,  Boyles moderated a refereed paper research session and a panel session on the Scripps Howard Foundation's Visiting Professor Program in Social Media. In June,  Boyles was an invited speaker at a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences alumni event in Washington, DC.
Professor Michael Bugeja's book,   Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine , has been published by Oxford University Press. Several publications have referenced it already, including  Science Daily   and  Futurity . He is currently writing and researching a new edition of  Living Ethics Across Media Platforms , another Oxford University Press book. He published an Iowa View column in the Des Moines Register, titled " State should hold managed care accountable ." At the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention, he delivered a paper about the importance of internships at the business meeting of the Careers and Internship Interest Group. At the AEJMC Plenary session, he gave a presentation on assessment and internships. The presentation, well received, will be disseminated to the public on the website of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Bugeja, an elected member of the Accrediting Council, will be on hand in Chicago for its annual meeting later this month. He has been asked to submit information on the importance of diversity. He also has been invited to assess the graduate program at the Journalism Department, University of Arkansas.
Associate Professor Dennis Chamberlin returned to Ames this summer after spending  a year in Ukraine as a Fulbright Scholar. During the past year he taught photojournalism and multimedia journalism in the top-ranked graduate program at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. During the spring semester his class documented food and agricultural systems in Ukraine and several of the stories were published in professional media outlets. One story package, by a pair of first year students, set a publication record with over 63,000 views in a regional news site.

In addition to his teaching at the university in Lviv, he lectured and taught workshops around the country to a number of groups of students and professionals. He was also a presenter at the international Lviv Media Forum where over 700 participants from Asia, Europe and North America attended.

He is looking forward to returning to the classroom here in Ames and plans on connecting his classes to their counterparts in Ukraine.
Associate Professor Michael Dahlstrom served as the co-chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development and supported by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation. The symposium was held in Ambon, Indonesia, and Michael presented a study, entitled  The Biases Inherent when Attempting to Understand Phenomena Beyond Human Scale .  

Dahlstrom also reports a new study to be published in the   International Journal of Communication,  entitled Operational and conceptual trends in narrative persuasion research: Comparing health and non-health related contexts, co-authored with Jeff Niederdeppe from Cornell, Lijing Gao from Iowa State and Iowa State alum Xiaowen Zhu.

Dahlstrom's research was also cited in a Forbes Science article about climate change:
Associate Professor Gang Han reports the following: 

-Gang's paper about "strategic use of Twitter by key health communicators" was accepted to present to Health Communication Division of NCA's annual convention in Dallas in November.
-His other paper that analyzes health information on Twitter was accepted to present to the international conference on Emerging Media: Connection, Innovation & Transformation, which will be held at Peking University in September. 
-He reviewed several manuscripts for Journal of Public Relations Research, JMCQ and Computers in Human Behavior during the summer break.
Assistant Professor Su Jung Kim  presented her first-authored paper, " "This Reviewer Receives Free Product in Exchange for  His/Her Honest Opinions." How Sponsored Reviews Differ  from Organic Reviews," and moderated a research panel session at the American Academy of Advertising Global Conference in Tokyo.  She had 2 invited talks while she visited South Korea in summer: one at the Global Advertising Scholars' Seminar organized by the Korean Advertising Society, the other in the Graduate School of Information & Media at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She also served as a moderator and discussant at the AEJMC conference. Su Jung reviewed manuscripts for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
Associate Professor Suman Lee reports the following:

1. In 2017, Drs. Eyun-Jung Ki and Lan Ye published an article titled as An assessment of progress in research on global public relations from 2001-2014 at  Public Relations Review (vol. 43 , pp. 235-245). This article  examined a total of 163 published journal articles on global public relations from 2001 to 2014. The results showed that Dr. Suman Lee  honorably ranked as the second most productive author  among the prominent public relations scholars in the field. Iowa State University also ranked as the second most productive institution due to his leading role. The specific text from the article is as follows (boldface added):

The most frequently published author was Krishnamurthy Sriramesh (5 articles, 2.66 credits), followed by   Suman Lee (4 articles, 3.00 credits) , Juan-Carlos Molleda (4 articles, 2.50 credits), Maureen Taylor (4 articles, 2.50 credits), and T. Kenn Gaither (4 articles, 2.00 credits). The affiliated institution with the most publications was the University of Missouri,  
Iowa State University, University of Florida, Nanyang Technological University, and Purdue University. (Ki & Ye, 2017, p. 239) 

2. Nahyun Kim (a former Greenlee graduate student) and   Dr. Suman Lee   got their paper, "Promotional Videos as a Nation-Branding Strategy: Examining Tourism Videos of United Nations World Tourism Organization," accepted and will present at the Annual Conference of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Educators' Academy in Boston, MA.
Lecturer Lisa Oakes attended the  Investigative Reporters and Editors Annual Conference in Phoenix in June.
Assistant Professor Andrew Pritchard is a co-author of two journal articles accepted this summer for publication. "College Connectedness: The Student Perspective" was accepted by the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and "Undergraduate Choice of Major and Major Satisfaction: An Expanded Role for Personality Measures" was accepted by the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education.

Pritchard also was honored with an award from the American Red Cross of Central Iowa for his work creating photos and videos for Red Cross Public Affairs.
Assistant Professor Dara Wald  reports the following:
  • Her first-authored paper, "Understanding the influence of power and empathic perspective-taking on collaborative natural resource management," co-authored with E. Segal, E. Johnston, and A. Vinze of Arizona State University, was published in the Journal of Environmental Management, a top journal in the field of sustainable development (4.01 Impact Factor).
  • Wald presented her first-authored paper exploring source credibility and climate change policy-making at the 2017 International Communication Association Pre-Conference: Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk and Disaster.
  • Wald was awarded a 2017 Summer Research Grant to support Honors student Emily Haberlack.
  • Supported by funding from the LAS Seed Grant for Social Science program, Wald and Greenlee graduate research assistant Kimberly Nelson traveled to Guam in late July to collaborate on a new research project with Assistant Professor Haldre Rogers and graduate research assistant Ann Marie Gawel from the department of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology. The goal of this project is to identify public perceptions that may be limiting conservation on Guam, pinpoint the most trusted sources (individuals or organizations) of scientific information, and identify messages likely to be effective in encouraging conservation behavior.
  • Wald reviewed a manuscript for ACM: Transactions on Social Computing.
Senior Lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch  served as a judge for the New Mexico state Cumbre Awards for their statewide PRSA competition this week. She judged the Campaigns (Brand Management/Reputation category) and Tactics (Publications category) entries.