TCF This Week

Andy Billings had a productive fall!  Here are a few new articles/chapters that were accepted for publication:

  • Billings, A.C., Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Smith, L.R., & Vincent, J. (2014, in press). Fanfare for the American: NBC’s primetime telecast of the 2012 London Olympiad.  Electronic News.
  • Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., & Billings, A.C. (2014, in press).  Spiraling into or out of stereotypes?: NBC’s prime-time coverage of male figure skaters at the 2010 Olympic Games.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
  • Brown, N., Billings, A.C., & Brown, K. (2014, in press).  ‘May no act of ours bring shame’: Fan enacted crisis communication surrounding the Penn State sex abuse scandal.  Communication & Sport.
  • Billings, A.C., & Kim, Y. (2014).  The biggest spectacle on television’s grandest stage: Shaping viewer experiences.  In V. Girginov (Ed.) The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games (pp. 184-194).  London: Routledge.

Michael Bruce presented a paper at the 18th conference of the Arab – US Association of Communication Educators in Tangier, Morocco  and was awarded 2nd place English-language paper.  The title was: “Images of the Arab Spring:  A Visual Framing Analysis of Conflict Coverage on Five Transnational Arab News Channels.”

Michael has also been accepted as a faculty fellow at the 2014 NATPE Conference in Miami in January.

Andy Grace just returned from LA, where he participated in yet another screening of his award-winning Eating Alabama.

Zom-Com is propelling forward, with production to begin on December 2.  Please give a word of encouragement to Adam Schwartz, Matt Payne, and Maya Champion if you see them sleep-walking in the hall.