Teaching and Working in a Multimedia World

Wednesday, August 8, 2007, Washington, D.C.
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Experience From On-Campus: Multimedia Reporting

Larry DaileyLarry Dailey (panel moderator) holds the Reynolds Chair of Media Technology and is a professor of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds School of  Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno. There he teaches courses in nonlinear documentary multimedia storytelling, photojournalism and game design for journalists. Previously, he was an assistant professor of journalism and the director of the Digital Media Minor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has also been a journalism instructor at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. Prior to that, he taught multimedia and advanced photojournalism courses as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri - Columbia. He worked for three years as a multimedia producer for MSNBC Interactive. He has also worked as picture editor for the Associated Press and United Press International in Washington. And he has worked as a newspaper photographer and photography department manager. Larry holds a master’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also holds degrees in journalism and education from the University of Missouri.

Gary HansonGary Hanson is a 25-year veteran of television news. From 1984 to 1997 he was News Director of WKBN, the CBS television affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio. He is the past Freedom and Responsibility Chair of the RTV-J Division of AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Hanson is a Past Chairman of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, representing 3800 broadcast and cable journalists around the world. Hanson is the winner of 3 National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Regional EMMY awards in the Cleveland region for his work as principal reporter on the WKBN TV public affairs broadcast "Newswatch Sunday." Prior to joining WKBN, Hanson was News Director of KXON-TV in Mitchell, South Dakota. He began his television career at WDAZ TV in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1971. He earned a B.A. in Speech from the University of North Dakota in 1973. Hanson received his master's degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, where he serves as an assistant professor. He is the faculty adviser for TV2, KSU's student television station.

Chris HarveyChris Harvey has been immersed in new media for about a decade, but has also worked as a magazine editor, a newspaper reporter and a journalism teacher. She left her job as managing editor at American Journalism Review in August 2000 to build the online curriculum at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She created and now edits the college's award-winning online newsmagazine, Maryland Newsline, which is staffed by students. She also teaches an introductory online journalism course. Before coming to AJR, Harvey worked as an associate editor at washingtonpost.com. There, she led a content redesign of the Metro section and edited news and feature stories. She earlier taught reporting and editing at UMD's College of Journalism and ran the student-staffed Capital News Service print bureaus in Washington and Annapolis. She has held reporting and editing jobs at several newspapers, including The Washington Times.

Edgar HuangEdgar Huang is an associate professor in the IUPUI School of Informatics. His journal articles on media convergence, streaming media, copyright issues concerning DVD ripping, online imaging, documentary photography history, digital imaging manipulation, and the Internet and national development are seen in Convergence, Journalism and Communication Monographs, Visual Communication Quarterly, Information Technology for Development, etc. Huang's documentary photography of the Tiananmen Student Movement in 1989 is in the permanent collection on China New Digest (CND.ORG). He won national awards for his video and Web productions. Huang has taught media convergence, video production and editing, photojournalism, Web publishing, graphic and layout design, research methods, computer-assisted reporting and news writing courses in different universities since 1984. He has served in the AEJMC VisCom Division for multiple years. Huang received his Ph.D. degree in Mass Communication from Indiana University in 1999 and M.F.A. degree in Visual Arts from UC, San Diego, in 1995.

Mindy McAdamsMindy McAdams is a professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of Florida, where she teaches various courses concerning online journalism. She holds one of the 21 Knight Chairs in Journalism. Her book Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages was published by Focal Press/Elsevier in 2005. She taught graduate courses at a university in Malaysia on a traditional Fulbright Scholar grant from November 2004 to June 2005. Before moving to Florida in 1999, she was the Web strategist at the American Press Institute. In 1994, she was the first content developer at Digital Ink, The Washington Post’s first online newspaper. Previously, she was a copy editor for 11 years. She worked on the Metro desk at The Washington Post and at Time magazine in New York. Her consulting work since 1995 has taken her to Thailand, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Britain and Canada. She has an M.A. in media studies from The New School and a B.A. in print journalism from Penn State.

Rick MusserRick Musser is the coordinator for the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications multimedia newsroom and head of the News and Information Track. He supervised the design, construction and start up of the school's new cross-platform newsroom, taking it from blueprints to daily operation. His position within the School's administration allows him to lead on-going efforts to merge new media with the established values and day-to-day teaching within the news program. He is also the Clyde Reed Teaching Professor. He has won a number of teaching awards during 30 years at KU, including the high-profile W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. He also has taught internationally at the Consortium International University in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. His professional career includes a stint as vice president of operations for American City Business Journals, a chain of more than 30 business weeklies. As a business journalist, he has published numerous articles for Ingram's Magazine and the Kansas City Star. Other jobs in journalism have taken him to the South Bend Tribune, the Wichita Eagle and the Dakotas, where he spent a sabbatical working for Indian Country Today. Most recently, he worked on the assignment desk and as a field producer in Chicago, where he spent a month as a Radio and Television News Directors Foundation fellow working at WGN TV news.

Mary SpillmanMary Spillman is an assistant professor of journalism at Ball State University, where she also is the program director of the Digital Media Minor. Her research interests include media history and digital storytelling. Spillman’s recent work has centered on the effectiveness of staff-produced blogs in engaging newspaper audiences in conversation. She earned her M.S. from Butler University in radio-television and completed doctoral courses in journalism at Indiana University. Spillman previously worked as an editor for The Associated Press in Indianapolis and as the managing editor of TheIndyChannel.com, the Web site for WRTV, Indianapolis. She also was a reporter at several radio and television stations in central Indiana.

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