Season's greetings from the Greenlee School!
The faculty and staff of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2019! Pictured above are some of our Greenlee colleagues who joined us at a recent holiday potluck.
Amber Misek. Photo by Gabe Altier
Senior honors project illustrates evolution of media
Before Instagram, Spotify and GroupMe, there were postcards, cassette tapes and operators.
A new interactive  media map by Amber Misek , graduating senior in public relations and psychology, illustrates how media has evolved over time to meet society's needs. Misek worked with Senior Lecturer Sherry Berghefer on the infographic for her Iowa State University senior honors project.
Mary Beth Tinker, Brenda Witherspoon, Gary Sawyer and Julie Roosa (left to right) at the National Conference on the First Amendment. Photo courtesy of Witherspoon
Greenlee's First Amendment Committee hits the road
Three Greenlee faculty members attended the National Conference on the First Amendment at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University in October. First Amendment Specialist Julie Roosa, Senior Lecturer Brenda Witherspoon and Lecturer Gary Sawyer, all members of the school’s First Amendment Committee, attended the two-day conference. Panelists and speakers included Marty Baron, editor of the Washington Post; Dean Baquet, editor of the New York Times, Floyd Abrams, noted First Amendment attorney and Simon Tam, the leader of the "Slants," an Asian-American band that recently won a landmark trademark case. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and famed attorney Alan Dershowitz appeared via video. The trio also met with Mary Beth Tinker, who will be appearing at ISU in February.
The three faculty members returned with a wealth of First Amendment materials and also several ideas for First Amendment Days speakers and activities.

Roosa and Sawyer spoke at the Iowa High School Press Association fall conference on Oct. 25 in Iowa City. Roosa gave a presentation on how high school journalism programs can start their own First Amendment celebrations. Sawyer gave a presentation on how new editors can use management skills to have a successful year. The two also attended a luncheon with high school journalism advisers and teachers. More than 800 high school students attended the annual event. 
Photo courtesy of Manichanh Naonady
Broadcast Writing and Reporting class partners with IPR
Students who took Broadcast Writing and Reporting (Jl MC 303) this semester with Greenlee Lecturer Grace Provenzano had an opportunity to submit their work for consideration by Iowa Public Radio.

Provenzano reached out to IPR News Director Michael Leland about a potential collaboration. Her students' reporting focused on coverage of the midterm elections. Provenzano, who draws from her own experience working in public radio for PBS, made radio and online reports for IPR part of the course's daily assignments, and Leland could then select which reports to use.

Journalism senior Manichanh Naonady's story "Understanding the Midterms for the Non-Political" was selected to be featured on IPR's website.

"I think students gained insight as to how a professional broadcasting outlet works, they had a next-to-real life newsroom experience and discovered how important it is to obtain accurate statements from sources and to back up facts with more facts," Provenzano said.

Next semester, Provenzano hopes the collaboration will produce more student work for IPR's online site and possibly even on-air reporting as the students' coverage shifts to the Iowa Caucuses.
Kelly Winfrey releases new book on women voters
Greenlee Assistant Professor Kelly Winfrey's first book, Understanding How Women Vote: Gender Identity and Political Choices is now available.

Published by ABC-CLIO , the book delves into research that explores how voting women are distinctly different from voting men – and what that means for American politics.

Learn more about Winfrey's research in the next issue of the Greenlee Glimpse, coming soon.
Student Perspective: Urbino architecture
Bridget Hepworth, junior in public relations, shares her observations of the eye-catching architecture she experienced while studying abroad in Urbino with the Greenlee School and study abroad. See all the posts in the series.
Advertising students received feedback on their final media plans from alumni on Dec. 13. Photo by Molly Olson
Students in Associate Professor Jay Newell's Media Planning class received firsthand feedback on how their final media plans would hold up in the professional advertising world. Newell invited Greenlee alumni to give feedback to his classes via Skype. Special thanks to Alexis Nicholson (Meredith), Travis Ziemke (Trilix) and Elizabeth Sener (DWA), who gave feedback to the first section, and Megan McDonough (Starcom), Frederick Fifield (Spark Foundry) and Bethany Lozier (Resolution Media), who gave feedback to the second section.
Students developed and presented advertising campaigns to the National Pork Board Dec. 13. Photo by Molly Olson
In Lecturer Michael Wigton's Advertising Campaigns class, students gain hands-on experience working with a real-world client. This semester, groups developed campaigns for the National Pork Board. They presented their ideas to a representative from the organization last week.

See more photos from both events on Facebook. #whygreenlee
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., MU Sun Room: Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Convocation: Keynote Speaker BLACK KLANSMAN author Ron Stallworth (co-sponsored by GSJC First Amendment Series)

Feb. 25, 7 p.m., MU Great Hall: 50th Anniversary Supreme Court Victory for Students' First Amendment Rights: Mary Beth and John Tinker (co-sponsored by GSJC First Amendment Series)

Feb. 26, noon-4 p.m., MU Great Hall: Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair (hosted by the Greenlee School)
Assistant Professor  Jan Lauren Boyles  had a panel selected for next summer's AEJMC conference in Toronto. She will lead and moderate a session on "The Promise and Perils of Open Data," featuring AEJMC researchers and practitioners from Canadian news organizations. In service, Boyles has completed reviews for  Newspaper Research Journal Journalism  and conference paper reviews for ICA. She is also reviewing submissions for the 2019 AEJMC Tankard Book award.
Lecturer Christine Jensen reports the following:

The Public Relations Counseling class (PR 322x) recently welcomed two guest speakers. Both spoke about working in an agency environment, but from very different perspectives.

The first, Jake Neerland, Greenlee class of '18, landed a position last summer in Minneapolis with Exponent PR, a sister firm of Colle McVoy. On Nov. 15, he informally presented to the class via Skype, during which he offered some job-hunting tips and fielded a lot of questions.

On. Nov. 29, another Greenlee grad, Ann Thelen ('91 journalism), visited the class to talk about running her own agency, Thelen Public Relations, in Johnston, Iowa. She talked about her current clients and the path that brought her to this point, stressing the value of every work experience along the way.

Jensen said the students found it valuable to hear from someone who is new to an agency career as well as someone who had traveled a longer path to agency ownership.
Students in Christine Jensen's Public Relations Counseling class heard from two alumni guest speakers, Jake Neerland (top) and Ann Thelen (above).
Students in Associate Professor Tracy Lucht's JLMC 349 completed a final project inspired by #GivingTuesday, in which they created a personalized, end-of-year newsletter that told stories about a charity of their choice. Each newsletter was emailed to at least 20 people and ended with a call to donate to a nonprofit organization. Selected recipients included the LiveStrong Foundation, Iowa Donor Network, ARL of Iowa, Heifer International, One Iowa, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Paws and Effect, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, YSS, and the Iowa State Daily.

In service and outreach, she reviewed a manuscript for  American Journalism  and taped a segment about changes in journalism for the KCCI program “Close Up.” The program aired in December.
Assistant Professor Dara Wald reports the following:

Research Highlights:

Wald is co-editor of a special issue in Science and Environmental Communication, a specialty section within Frontiers in Communication . The goal of this special issue, “Advancing a Cross Boundary Social Science of Trust in Natural Resource Management,” is to seek original research of relevance to natural resource management and environmental communication that advances the development of a scholarly understanding of trust that crosses disciplinary or contextual boundaries. See the full Call for Papers .

Wald is a Co-PI on a newly awarded 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI): Cultivating Human and Naturally reGenerative Enterprises(C-CHANGE) (2018-2021). This effort is led by L. Schulte Moore (NREM), and includes several other Co-PIs from Sociology, Agronomy, Economics, and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The team will be awarded $250,000 annually for up to three years. The objective of this project is to spearhead scientific breakthroughs that promote the production of nutritious food, green energy, healthy soil, clean water, and abundant wildlife through regenerative mechanisms that encourage an agricultural transformation. 

Wald’s first-authored publication exploring the role of trust and credibility in public attitudes toward wildlife on Guam was published in a special issue in the Journal of Environmental Management. This article was co-authored by Greenlee graduate student Kimberly Nelson, Ann Marie Gawel (EEOB) and Haldre Rogers (EEOB).

Teaching Highlights: 

  • Kimberly Nelson, advised by Wald, received an Iowa State University Research Excellence Award - July, 2018
  • Dr. Wald and Emily Haberlack received a Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research - Fall 2018
  • Maddie Huinker, an Honors Student in Wald’s lab, was selected to attend the 2018 Iowa Women Lead Change Conference in early November at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Science Communication Project - co-organized by Dara Wald, Michael Dahlstrom, Kathleen Hunt (AEdS) and Shuyang Qu (AEdS):

  • At the beginning of the summer, we hosted the 6th Biennial Science Communication Symposium, which was a success!
  • We had 53 registered speakers from all over the U.S. (Iowa, California, Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, etc.), and even a participant who came from as far as Australia.
  • Feedback was positive, with many participants mentioning they felt their personal goals for attending the conference were met.
  • We did have a few suggestions, such as including more sessions on the application of science communication in a professional setting.
  • Overall, the event went well, and we are already looking forward to holding the next symposium in 2020.
  • Proceedings from the event will be published in the next few months.
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