Faculty Notes

Debbie Davis

Summer 2012

 On October 21, Davis was the keynote speaker for the Indiana Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (IHPRMS) annual conference on trends in public relations. She was also president of this organization in 2002.

On November 8, Davis was a keynote speaker at the mid-year conference of the Fraternity Communications Association on crisis planning. The conference was held in Carmel. On May 16, she is scheduled to present a pre-conference workshop for its annual conference on developing a crisis plan. That conference will be held in Atlanta, Ga.

On February 8, Davis was a panelist for the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America professional development luncheon in Indianapolis. She talked about the transition from corporate communications to running her own public relations agency and her recent transition into academia.

Fall 2012

Davis will be co-chairing the national conference sponsored by the Health Academy, a professional section of the Public Relations Society of America, in Indianapolis next May.

Michael Hanley

Summer 2012

 Hanley was lead author of a mobile advertising article published in the Fall 2011 issue of the International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications – Michael Hanley (Ball State University), Robert E. Boostrom, Jr. (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) How the Smartphone is Changing College Student Mobile Content Usage and Advertising Acceptance: An IMC Perspective.

Hanley, M. (2011). How the Smartphone is Changing College Student Mobile Content Usage and Advertising Acceptance. Presented at the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Direct/Interactive Marketing Research Summit, Boston, October 1.

Adam Kuban

Fall 2012

Dr. Kuban created teaching modules in association with a $2,500 grant he received from The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.  In these modules, he emphasized the application of social responsibility theory to media praxis, while using it to develop individual ethical codes.

Alfredo Marin-Carle

Fall 2012

Marin-Carle won 3rd place and honorable mention in an international photography competition conducted by Exhibitions Without Walls for photographers and digital artists. This was a juried online competition, composed of jurors who had both artistic backgrounds and experiences in business art, that featured winning works from photographers and digital artists, including graphic designers and illustrators. Works that were acceptable included any art style where some type of photographic and/or digital process had been applied in creating the work.

Mark Massé

Summer 2012

 Professor Mark Massé’s second book of narrative nonfiction, TRAUMA JOURNALISM: ON DEADLINE IN HARM’S WAY, was published in October 2011 by Continuum International Publishing Group (NY, London). Foreword by Terry Anderson.
Prof. Mark Massé’s paper, “The Trauma of Literary Journalism: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Extended Immersion on Narrative Nonfiction Authors,” was presented at 2012 Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) at Brown University, Providence, RI, March 29 to April 1.

Fall 2012

Professor Masse’ co-authored a research paper, An Examination of Journalist Opinions Toward Covering Tragedy and Trauma,” and presented it at the annual conference of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS) in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 6, 2012. The paper was subsequently submitted to Operant Subjectivity journal.

As author of Trauma Journalism: On Deadline in Harm’s Way, Prof. Masse’ has been invited to serve as panelist at the workshop on PTSD and journalism at the National Press Club on November 16, 2012, which is sponsored by The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas, and the The Robert R. McCormick Foundation.  This particular work additionally won the American Psychoanalytic Association’s 2012 Award for Excellence in Journalism.  Past winners include the New York Times, the New Yorker, Harpers, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

He also co-wrote and edited the Department of Journalism’s brochure on the revised M.A. Journalism Program, which emphasizes emerging media and narrative nonfiction techniques.

Fall 2013

Co-producer, Department of Journalism, Graduate Programs Recruitment Video, fall 2013

Co-author, Department of Journalism, M.A., Journalism and Public Relations brochures, fall 2013

“An Examination of Journalist Perceptions Toward Covering Tragedy and Trauma,” Operant Subjectivity, published fall 2013. (co-authors: Dr. Mark Popovich, Dr. Dennis Kinsey)

Panelist, “Trauma Journalism: The Cost of Covering Strife and War,” AEJMC Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., August 8, 2013.

Whatever Comes (150,000-word novel) published in May 2013

“When Journalists Cry” (op-ed article) on coverage of deadly Oklahoma tornadoes.  Published in Chicago Sun-Times, Indianapolis Star and newspapers in California, Texas, Indiana and Michigan, May 2013

“The Negative Effects of Extended Ethnographic Immersion on Literary Journalists,” paper presented to International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) Eighth Annual Convention, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, May 2013

“Literary Journalist Michael Herr’s Private War: the Psychological Impact of Conflict Coverage” panel presentation, International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) Eighth Annual Convention, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, May 2013

Becky McDonald

Fall 2012

McDonald’s latest entry, “Campaign”, for the SAGE Reference project Encyclopedia of Public Relations has passed the first round of approval, and the final draft will be added to the manuscript.

Ryan Sparrow

Fall 2012

Sparrow remained on as director of Ball State University’s Worcester Center during the summer of 2012.

Dr. David E. Sumner

Summer 2012

 Dr. Sumner has had a research paper accepted at the International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design in Istanbul, Turkey, from May 9 to 11.

He was invited to teach three workshops at the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Salem, Oregon, from Aug. 13-16.

Dr. Sumner and co-author Holly G. Miller (masters in journalism, 1987 and member of the Journalism Hall of Fame) are writing the third edition of their textbook, Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes, which will be published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012.

Fall 2013

Dr. Sumner published a story on “Male Breast Cancer: The Facts” in the September-October issue of the Saturday Evening Post and a story on “Cheating in College Sports” in the November-December issue (www.saturdayeveningpost.com).  As a result of the sports story, he was invited to do telephone interviews on four radio sports talk shows in November: KLAA  in Anaheim, California; WATD in Marshfield, Mass.; WHBC in Canton, Ohio; and SportstownChicago.com in Chicago.

He also recently wrote three articles on pioneering women journalists—Hazel Garland, Ruth Whitney, and Hazel Brannon Smith—for American National Biography, which is published by Oxford University Press.

Mark Popovich

Fall 2012

Moderator, Research Panel Session:  “Analysis of Visuality Using Q-Methodology,” Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 11, 2012

Co-presenter with Mark Massé and Dennis Kinsey,  “An examination of Journalist Motives in Covering Tragedy and Trauma,” International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS) annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA., September 6, 2012

Presented First ISSSS Service Award, ISSSS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA., September 7, 2012

Elected Treasurer (2012-2015) of ISSSS, September 7, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.  Popovich has been treasurer of ISSSS since 2006

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Human Subjectivity, published by Korean Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity

Fall 2013

Moderator, Workshop Session, “Pre-Conference Workshop on Q Methodology,” Visual Communication Division and Entertainment Studies Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August 7, 2013

Co-author with Mark Massé and Dennis Kinsey (2013),  “An Examination of Journalists Perceptions toward Covering Tragedy and Trauma,”  Operant Subjectivity: The International Journal of Q Methodology, 36(3), 165-178