November 2017

Women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State University will be honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the   12th annual Woman Impacting Iowa State calendar - and two of them have ties to the Greenlee School.

Daniela Dimitrova, professor, and Emily Barske, senior in journalism and mass communication and marketing, will appear in the 2018 calendar, which will officially be unveiled in January during a reception recognizing the 12 honorees.

Picard was a guest of the Greenlee School on Nov. 3. He spoke to undergraduate students in Law of Mass Communication (JL MC 460) and Media Ethics, Freedom, Responsibility (JL MC 462); met with pre-tenure faculty and graduate students; and presented a session on the evolving role of social media to students, staff and faculty from a number of units within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Storytelling and technology collided in October at the 2017 Adobe MAX Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, and Sherry Berghefer, senior lecturer, plans to put several observations into action in the classroom and her research.

Sal Syed gave a presentation on Islam.
SPJ and local Muslim community members share insights at Muslimedia

The Iowa State chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists participated in  Muslimedia Nov. 11 at the Darul Arqum Islamic Center in Ames. About 15 men and women from the mosque met with 15 Greenlee students and faculty to share a halal meal and learn from one another. 

Nik Heftman, senior in journalism and president of the ISU chapter of SPJ, coordinated the event with support from the national organization. The ISU chapter received a grant for the meal from SPJ  as part of its initiative to provide opportunities for j ournalists and Muslim leaders across the country to discuss how journalists cover Muslims at home and abroad. In addition to presentations from both groups and a Q&A session, visitors also toured the mosque and observed afternoon prayers.  Look for more info about this event in the next issue.

Two student journalists received individual honors from the Associated Collegiate Press in October. 

Alex Connor, junior in journalism and mass communication, was one of 10 finalists for 2017 College Reporter of the Year, earning honorable mention. Her work included a day in the life of President Steven Leath, an interview with a Campustown food vendor who witnessed a February shooting and a look inside student government funding, bylaw infringements and alleged campaign violations in 2017 for the Iowa State Daily. 

Emily Blobaum, senior in journalism and mass communication, received honorable mentions for her multimedia feature, "Shattering Stigmas" and a photo slideshow of images from a day following Leath. 

The Greenlee Advisory Council welcomed its newest member at its fall 2017 meeting Oct. 27. Kim Guthrie ('84), president of Cox Media Group, began a three-year term. 

"Kim started her career as a journalist, and her first love is journalism. She's an industry leader, and we are so fortunate to have her join the council," said Barb Iverson, council chair. 

Guthrie joins 27 other movers, shakers and thought leaders on the council.  Read more about her experience as an Iowa State student in an alumni profile.

Elias Johnson, WOI-TV's Good Morning Iowa anchor, and Alan Mores ('80), co-publisher of Harlan Newspapers, began their second three-year terms. 

Kelly Howard, CEO of  EightSixtySouth  and a 2008 graduate of the Greenlee School, discussed the business side of public relations and how to succeed in internships at the Greenlee School's Fall 2017 Futures Forum Oct. 26 in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. On our student blog, Amanda Wymore, senior in public relations, shares four takeaways about public relations and branding from the presentation.

Photo by Alex Hanson/IPR

Michael Bugeja discusses latest book on IPR's River to River

Professor Michael Bugeja appeared on River to River Nov. 13  to discuss his new book Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine .

Listen to the broadcast. >>

Students invited to share their experiences

Director Angela Powers is hosting regular Q&A meetings throughout the year to get to know Greenlee students. Each session is focused on one of the student clubs or publications and other topics related to the school and student life, and all Greenlee students are invited to attend. Recently, Powers has met with students from the Association for Women in Communications and Ethos magazine (above). Up next is a meeting with Cardinal & Gold at
4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in 101A Hamilton.

To get a glimpse of other Hamilton Hall happenings, see the #todayatgreenlee hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

In Other News ... 

Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles had a journal article published by Newspaper Research Journal. The piece focuses on experimentation with managerial structures for data journalism. Boyles will conduct a guest lecture (via Skype) on data journalism with students at Coker College (South Carolina) next month. In service, as chair of AEJMC's  News paper and Online  News  Division, Boyles helped review panel proposals for the 2018 conference. Boyles also completed reviews for Digital Journalism and Nordicom Review (the flagship journal of Nordicom, Scandinavia's professional organization for journalism educators).

Professor Michael Bugeja has forthcoming articles on the state of higher education in The Department Chair Journal and Inside Higher Ed. He is working with his editor on a second edition of  Living Ethics Across Media Platforms, Oxford Univ. Press. He spoke on  River to River about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 
Assistant Professor Su Jung Kim reports the following:
  • Fellowship: She has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellowship for the January 2018 NATPE Marketplace and Conference. 
  • Teaching: Mr. Doug Jeske, a member of the Greenlee Advisory Council, visited ADVRT/P R 301 and guest-lectured on "How we use research in industry."
  • Service: Su Jung has reviewed for the International Journal of Hospitality Management and Information Systems Research.
Lecturer Lisa Oakes' JLMC 346 Public Affairs Journalism class hosted Deputy Chief of Staff and Sr. Adviser to Governor Kim Reynolds Tim Albrecht, Des Moines Register reporters Kathy Bolten and Kathie Obradovich, visited the Ames Police Department and City Council this term to get first-hand experience on covering government and making it matter to readers.
The Journalism Learning Community toured Meredith Corporation and the Des Moines Register with Coordinator Lisa Oakes.

She has also been invited to speak at the Society for Professional Journalists-Region 7 Conference to be held at ISU in the spring on coaching millennials in the newsroom.
Assistant Professor Andrew Pritchard and journalism senior Courtney Carstens submitted research for a special issue of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology on new legal issues in social media. The paper, "Is Facebook the New Phone Company? Common Carrier Law Provides a Transnational Foundation for Limiting the Power of Online Media Platforms," argues that social media platforms, search engines, and other online intermediaries meet the legal standard of "holding themselves out" as neutral conduits for information and expression and thus cannot lawfully restrict or remove user media based on content. Acceptance of this principle across most cultures and legal systems provides a basis for worldwide consistency in regulating online media.

Pritchard also agreed to serve for another year as newsletter and social media editor for AEJMC's Religion and Media Interest Group.
Lecturer Gary Sawyer presented a session on First Amendment rights and responsibilities at the Iowa High School Press Association annual conference and also promoted the Greenlee School's First Amendment Day to high school media advisers.
Lecturer Michael Wigton would like to acknowledge and thank several guest speakers who have recently shared their expertise in digital and advertising/PR in his classes
  • Andrew Temperly: Greenlee graduate and Social Media Manager for the Denver Nuggets
  • Dan Mandle: Director of Analytics, Colle+McVoy (Minneapolis)
  • Kelsey Meyer: Inbound Strategy Manager, Blue Frog Dynamic Marketing (Des Moines)
  • Tom Graeve: Greenlee graduate and Digital Media Planner, Space 150 (Minneapolis)
Senior Lecturer  Erin Wilgenbusch served as a judge with the Homecoming Central activities in late October. She was a guest speaker to the "Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club on Campus on Nov. 14.
Assistant Professor Kelly Winfrey recently published an article in American Behavioral Scientist , entitled "Caucusing: Media Use and Voter Opinions in the 2016 Iowa Caucus."  Read the abstract.