TMU 6(14) -- June 9, 2009

OPC Excellence in Journalism
School recognized with two honors

The Omaha News was recognized at the Omaha Press Club Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony June 6.

Chris Allen

Executive Producer Chris Allen, associate professor in the School of Communication, received the award for the Vote 2008 election night broadcast.

Allen received second place in the Best Public Affairs or Documentary category.

The UNO School of Communication also was recognized with a second award at the Omaha Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition: Jeremy Lipschultz, professor and director, received first place for Best Public Relations Blog, the Tuesday Morning Update.

This year, judging for the competition was done by the Denver Press Club. OPC President-Elect, UNO's Wendy Townley, served as emcee for this portion of the program.

Alumna Carol Shrader was emcee for the Hall of Fame inductions. Alumnus John Clark, who passed away two years ago, was inducted into the OPC Hall of Fame along with Harold Andersen, the late Mark Gautier, the late James McGaffin, Jack Payne and Howard Silber.

Select programs of The Omaha News may be seen later this year on NET2 as monthly specials. Some details need to be worked out, Assistant Professor and General Manager Bob Franklin reported. NET also has agreed to air Inside Art on the NET2 channel.

CFAM media operations changes
KVNO to broadcast UNO sporting events

KVNO-FM (90.7) will broadcast UNO Maverick sporting events beginning with the first Maverick football game Aug. 27, Dean and Professor Gail F. Baker announced.

The campus station will be the new home-and-away voice for UNO football, men’s and women’s basketball and hockey.

“Our students, faculty and staff will have a unique opportunity to work together in delivering Maverick athletics to the larger community,” Baker said. “This exciting partnership allows us to continue to provide classical music while also expanding our audience.”

The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) also has announced the launch Sept. 9 of KVNO HD2 (90.7-2). Known as MavRadio, the station will feature classical, blues, and other music formats, along with public affairs programs.

The emphasis for the station, however, will be the incorporation of student work through on-air shifts and productions. MavRadio joins its sister station KVNO in broadcasting in High Definition. HD Digital Radio features CD-quality sound. To hear MavRadio, an HD Digital Radio receiver is required.

Of note
Excellence in action

Kayser Professor Bruce E. Johansen, School of Communication, published the two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO), on May 20.

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Associate Professor Dave Ogden will present “Baseball Around the Globe: The Visions of Bud Selig and Albert Spalding” at the 32nd Annual Global Studies Conference to be held in Omaha, October 1-3. At the same meeting, Jeremy Lipschultz will present “International Law of Pornography and Free Expression Concerns.”

Did you know?
People in the news

Bruce E. Johansen, School of Communication, has been elected to the University of Washington Department of Communications Alumni Hall of Fame. He earned a B.A. there in 1972 and a Ph.D. in 1979.

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Journal Broadcast Group in Omaha has agreed to air a Voices Against Violence Public Service Announcement, between June 1 and July 31. The PSA will air at various times on Journal's five Omaha radio stations, and it was produced by UNO PRSSA students.

Evidence of excellence

1. Assistant Professor Cynthia Robinson Moore recently applied for a $5000 grant from the National Council of Black Studies (funded by the Ford Foundation). The proposed study is entitled, “Black Female Beauty, Colorism, and Mate Selection: Do Skin Color and Hair Really Matter?” This research will study the effects of Eurocentric beauty standards on Black males' beauty perceptions of females, and the impact on mate selection.

The week in photos
Images from around the School

Broadcasting students are continuing their work this summer on a second project focused on Omaha investor Warren Buffett. Sophomore Adam Hilt is seen here interviewing Bill O’Connor, an Omahan who invested with Buffett more than 50 years ago.

Adam Hilt and Bill O'Connor

UNO TV Producer Mark Dail assisted students May 2 at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.

Mark Dail

The project has been an ongoing collaboration between UNO TV and the School of Communication and produced the earlier Three Days in Omaha award-winning DVD.

Dates & times
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15 -- Part-time faculty workshop and School of Communication reception, TBA

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