Greenlee Summit

More than 200 professionals  in journalism, public relations and advertising from nine states attended t he first-ever Greenlee Summit, hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication on April 6 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. Kellen Henry, assistant editor for digital platforms at The New York Times, was the keynote speaker of the sold-out event.

In case you missed it...
  • Watch: Henry's keynote and the panels featuring experts from high-profile organizations including Bloomberg News, Meredith, The Des Moines Register, Flynn Wright, the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, Faegre Baker Daniels, TV stations in San Diego and Des Moines, Hearst Media, Cox Media Group and others are now available.
  • Reflect: Rick Phillips, chair of the Greenlee Advisory Council, shares why the 2018 Greenlee Summit was a celebration of the dynamic change happening in our industry in his wrap-up post.

The Kerry & Linda Killinger Foundation has pledged a grant of $80,000 to support the 2019 Greenlee Summit, hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. 

The 2019 Greenlee Summit will take place Sept. 5-6, 2019, in Ames, Iowa, on the Iowa State University campus and will promote discussion on media, politics and civil discourse as the 2020 election cycle begins to heat up.
Meredith logo

Now entering its 15th year, the Greenlee School's  partnership with Meredith Corporation  places Iowa State students in editorial, digital and graphic design apprenticeships with several of Meredith's media brands and departments, including Better Homes and Gardens, Successful Farming and AllRecipes. The media and marketing company is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. This year's roster includes seven students from the Greenlee School and three from the College of Design. 

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Dara Wald will explore how scientific trustworthiness and credibility affect public acceptance of scientific claims and how communication about controversial science encourages or undermines public confidence in science.

Register for the 2018 Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

The focus of this year's summer symposium on science communication is "Understanding the Role of Trust and Credibility in Science Communication," and it will take place June 7-9, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. The cost is $45 for ISU participants and $95 for non-ISU participants. It is open to all who have an interest in exploring science communication topics.  Greenlee Assistant Professor Dara Wald and Associate Director and Associate Professor Michael Dahlstrom are among those organizing the event.
Julie Roosa at the Hashtag Mosaic reveal
2018 First Amendment Days Highlights

This year's campus First Amendment Days celebration, April 11-13, included a jam-packed schedule of fun, engagement and education about our freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.

At the center of it all, an 8-foot by 6-foot hashtag mosaic, above, came together live and in real time on campus April 12 with the help of Twitter and Instagram photos taken by the Iowa State campus community using the hashtag #isufirst. The event took place alongside the Democalypse March, Feast on the First and soapbox speeches, and students in Beth Haag's PR Writing class helped with the promotion of the event.

John Whyte, a Canadian constitutional law scholar  who helped draft the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, discussed the current state of democracy in a public lecture.

Paul Kix, author, ESPN the Magazine editor and 2003 Greenlee alumnus who helped plan Iowa State's inaugural First Amendment celebration, delivered the keynote, "Talk is Cheap. Free Speech Isn't. Why the First Amendment is Worth It."

Kirsten Anderson, the former Iowa GOP Senate communications director, shared her experience speaking up about workplace harassment in one of several Depth & Dialogue sessions.

A First Amendment Workshop offered expert training on the First Amendment to train campus and community leaders as First Amendment activists.
Emily Blobaum (left) and Ally Karsyn

The  2018 Greenlee School and Kappa Tau Alpha Diversity & Inclusion Awards  were presented to Emily Blobaum, senior in journalism and mass communication, and Ally Karsyn, founder, producer and host of Ode, a Sioux City storytelling project, April 13 during First Amendment Days. Check out the story about Karsyn and the award by KCAU in Sioux City.  

Get to know  Julian Neely, a junior in journalism and mass communication from Des Moines, who was  elected Iowa State's student body president on March 8.

Alex Beach_ McClane Gill and Lucas Brandt _left to right_ holding their pyramid shaped trophies

Greenlee students and recent graduates received five awards - three gold and two silver - and Best of Show honors at this year's American Advertising Awards Student Competition in Des Moines. Honorees include Alex Beach ('17 advertising), Lucas Brandt (senior in advertising), McClane Gill (senior in advertising), Jimmy Huisman ('17 advertising), Abby Johnson ('17 advertising) and Riley Dunbar ('17 public relations). Gold winners will go on to compete in the District 9 regional competition later this month.
view into Daily newsroom

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has named the Iowa State Daily one of two student news organizations to receive a  2018 Collegiate Gold Crown  in its News - Hybrid category for work published during the 2016-17 academic year.

The Iowa State Daily was named Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in Region 7 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the 2017 Mark of Excellence awards. 

Senior Emily Blobaum took home top honors in the Sports Photography category and was a finalist in several other categories. Senior Emily Barske was a finalist in the Sports Writing category.

First-year  McNair Scholars  Nayelie Valenzuela, a senior in public relations, and Julian Neely, a junior in journalism and mass communication, presented their undergraduate research at the Iowa State University McNair Scholars Student Research Symposium April 17. Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles served as their mentor in the program.

headshot of Thomas Emmerson

Thomas Emmerson, alumnus and professor emeritus in the Greenlee School, will be honored by the Iowa State University Alumni Association at 5:30 p.m. on May 18 for his impact on his former students' professional or personal lives. Register online by May 11.

Statement Makers Collage

Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and Department of English will welcome new faculty member Novotny Lawrence, associate professor, in August of 2018. Through a split appointment, Lawrence will address teaching, research and service in areas including diversity, media and society and documentary at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

headshots of Brooke Almasi on left and Emily Barske on right.

Brooke Almasi ('18 public relations) and Emily Barske ('18 journalism and mass communication, marketing) are two of seven graduating seniors awarded the 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award by the Iowa State University Alumni Association.

"An Unprecedented Election," a newly released book co-edited by Dianne Bystrom of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, features research by Greenlee Professor Daniela Dimitrova, graduate student Kimberly Nelson and Assistant Professor Kelly Winfrey.

Associate Professor Jay Newell set out to define the STEM-focused skill set necessary for new ad grads as the fall 2017 Temerlin Research Fellow at Southern Methodist University's  Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research. Check out what he found out.

Courtney Carstens, senior in journalism, showcased her research at Research in the Capitol on April 3 with students from each Regent university. She presented "Is Facebook the New Phone Company? Common Carrier Law Provides a Transnational Foundation for Limiting the Power of Online Media Platforms." Carstens worked with Assistant Professor Andrew Pritchard on the study.

Su-Yeon Cho, master's student in journalism and mass communication, shares her experience presenting a research paper at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and applying for doctoral programs.
The Greenlee School is accepting fall applications for its graduate program, which offers two tracks, communication theory & research and professional & strategic communication. Learn more. >>
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Associate Professor Dennis Chamberlin has been leading a group of students this semester in Urbino, Italy, where they're learning all about mobile photography and Renaissance topics, through an LAS Study Abroad program.

Catch a glimpse of their adventures at #cyclonesinurbino18 on Instagram. They're sharing content for a theoretical client, the regional tourist board.   

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In Other News...

Professor Michael Bugeja was given a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the South Dakota State Journalism School . He published, "Making the Connection" : Aggregate Internship Data as Direct and Indirect Measure Informing Curricula and Assessment in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles had an article accepted in  Convergence. The piece, co-authored with Greenlee grad student Jared Meisinger, focuses on how newsroom librarians have shifted their workflows with the advent of data automation. Boyles also had a paper presentation, "From Seeking Reward to Establishing Credibility: How Data Journalists Leverage Reputation to Cultivate Public Trust," accepted to this year's International Communication Association's conference in Prague, Czech Republic this May. At the ICA conference, Boyles will also serve as a session chair for a joint panel of the Journalism Studies and Pop Culture divisions. Boyles received an LAS Travel & Research grant to support this international research activity. Boyles was selected as one of 10 participants for the University of Oregon's Solutions Journalism Educator Academy. As part of the outreach, Boyles will spend time with journalism communities in Portland this July. In August, Boyles will serve on a panel at AEJMC's annual conference in Washington on media ethics in the age of data disruption. She will also participate in the PhD student preconference, sponsored by AEJMC's Newspaper and Online News Division, for which she is currently serving as chair. Last month, Boyles spoke to PhD students at the University of Minnesota on newsroom innovation. In service, Boyles has been appointed to serve on ISU's faculty selection committees for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. This spring, she has reviewed a manuscripts for  Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism  and book submission entries for AEJMC's Tankard Book Award.

Deb Gibson, senior lecturer and Meredith Professional in Residence,  has been appointed to two community committees:
  • RAGBRAI 2018 Ames: Hospitality Committee--July 24, 2018
  • Boys and Girls Club of Story County Blast Back to School Fair--provides school supplies to nearly 1,000 Story County children--Aug. 10, 2018
Professor Daniela Dimitrova  was selected to chair an AEJMC-wide Research Enhancement Ad Hoc committee by association president Jennifer Greer. She  finished editing a special issue of JMCQ, a leading journal in the field.

Associate Professor Gang Han's  peer-reviewed book chapter, "Influences of audience feedback on news content in traditional and new media: A theoretical evaluation" appeared in   Media scholarship in a transitional age, published by Peter Lang in February.  He has three first-authored papers accepted to present to ICA's annual conference and its pre-and post-conferences, respectively, in May:  Communication determinants of behavioral intentions on food product recall: Evidence from HINTS-FDA Data  (Health Communication Division);  Mining health messages from unstructured twitter streaming texts: A topic modeling analysis of health tweets  (pre-conference), and  Health communication scholarship 2004-2015: A reflection from the second 12-year period of research accomplishment  (post-conference).
Besides reviewing submissions for Computational Methods Interest Group for ICA's 2018 annual conference, Han recently continues providing editorial and review service to journals, including IEEE Access, Computers in Human Behavior, Behaviour & Information Technology, JMCQ, Health Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Chinese Journal of Communication, and Journalism Bimonthly. He  recently received LAS Research & Travel Grants to support his conference trip to ICA in May.

Associate Professor Jay Newell has  been named editor of the   Journal of Advertising Education. Now in its 22nd   year, JAE is the only peer-reviewed academic publication dedicated to research and commentary on instruction, curriculum and leadership in advertising education. Formerly published by AEJMC's Advertising Division, the   Journal of Advertising Education   becomes one of the 1000+ academic journals published by SAGE with his first issue, scheduled for May 2018.
Four of Newell's students were named semi-finalists in the 2018 Washington Media Scholarship Case competition: Ashley Kirkpatrick (Advertising), Lindsey Moor (Public Relations), Katherine Quimby (Advertising) and Emily Staples (Advertising). Kirkpatrick and Moor have advanced to the final round and will present their media plan in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Professor Dara Wald  served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences and the Advancing Informal STEM Learning program.
  • Her second-authored abstract, led by Greenlee graduate student Kimberly Nelson , was accepted for the 2018 International Communication Association. Nelson will be presenting her research during the Environmental Communication Division Graduate Student Preconference.
  • Wald gave a guest lecture on public participation in natural resource management in CRP 484: Sustainable Communities.
  • Wald gave a guest lecture on the role of trust and credibility in science communication in CE 591: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.
  • Wald reviewed articles for the Wildlife Society Bulletin and Anthrozoos journals.
Lecturer Michael Wigton reports the following: 
  • A student team in his ADVRT 434 class won Best in Show at the local American Advertising Awards in Des Moines. Other winners were Happy Strong Healthy (Magazine Design) and Alex Beach from ADVRT 334 (Television). They now proceed to district competition.
  • Michael Holms, Director of Marketing for Jethro's, has given his ADVRT 434 class a communications challenge this semester. Focus is on the new Steak & Chop location in Ames. He will be on hand to judge campaign presentations during finals week.
  • He is currently serving on a Faculty Senate Task Force charged with reviewing and making recommendations to improve the current student course evaluation process.
  • As part of his ELO Grant for ADVRT/PR 301X, he interviewed Research and Planners from ad agencies in Kansas City and Minneapolis. These interviews will be integrated into a video series to be shown in class.
Senior Lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch reports the following:
  • She revised questions for the PRSA Certificate in Public Relations exam and was a technical reviewer for the exam.
  • She spoke to the Farmhouse fraternity about the use of social media in managing a reputation.
  • She was inducted into the Cardinal Key Honor Society on Sunday, March 25. An interesting side note: both of her sons were inducted on on the same day, too.
  • She was re-elected to the ISU Athletics Council. 

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