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Stephen C. Coon

Title

International Media Trainer and Consultant

Emeritus Associate Professor

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Iowa State University

1608 Stone Brooke Road

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 232-0454 (home)

scoon42@gmail.com

Website: https://stephencoon.org/

Blog: http://stevecoon.org/

Education

Iowa State University M.S. Journalism and Mass Communication 1970

University of Iowa B.A. Political Science 1967

Date of Appointment to Each Rank

2004–       Emeritus Associate Professor, International Communications Trainer and Consultant Ames, Iowa (USA)

1998–04    Coordinator, Electronic Media Studies, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University

1991–93     Coordinator, Electronic Media Studies, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University

1988           Head, Broadcast Journalism, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University

1984            Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University,

1981            Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University

1976            Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Experience

I was a radio and television writer, reporter and anchor in small, medium and major markets in the 1970s. The stations included WOI Radio and TV in Ames, KRNT Radio and TV in Des Moines, and the Voice of America in Washington, DC (foreign service officer).

Teaching and Workshop Topics

New Media, Social Media, Radio and Television Producing and Reporting, Advanced Radio and Television Producing and Reporting, Video News Photography, Writing for the Electronic Media (radio, television, Internet), Freedom of Information (FOIA), Investigative Reporting, Political and Election Reporting, Broadcast Production, Television and Technology, Television and Society, Technology, Public Policy and Responsibility, International Communications Issues, Class, Gender, Race and the Media.

International Projects

Accountable Governance Panel.  I was co-panelist for a discussion sponsored by Open World and Rumsfeld Foundation at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. (April 23, 2017). Participants were Rumsfeld Fellows from Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia and Mongolia.

Africa Regional Election Reporting Program.  I was moderator and co-panelist for a virtual workshop on election reporting sponsored by the Africa Regional Media Hub in South Africa. The participants were in São Tome, Angola and Cape Verde. (February 18, 2016)

Right of Information–Mozambique I delivered three, two-day workshops in Maputo, Beira and Nampula about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the U.S. and the newly approved Lei do Direito à Informação.  The program was sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, National Forum of Community Radio Stations, IREX and World Learning (October 16–29, 2015)

Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil I received a Fulbright Senior Lecturer Grant to work and teach in Piracicaba, Brazil. I taught, gave lectures and consulted with students and faculty in the Curso de Jornalismo at the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba. (March–June 2014)

Fulbright Specialist in Communication and Journalism–Burma I conducted two broadcast journalism workshops in Burma/Myanmar in March 2013. The first week I worked with television journalists at SkyNet in Rangoon/Yangon and the second week with radio reporters and television video editors at MRTV in Tatkone. The program was sponsored by the United States Embassy and jointly hosted by SkyNet and MRTV. (March 04–29, 2013)

Broadcast Training–Nigeria I conducted a broadcast reporting, programming and promotion workshop in Kano and Lafia, Nigeria in December 2011. The program was hosted by Kano State Radio in Kano and Nasarawa State Radio in Lafia. The program was sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). (December 04–16, 2011)

Media Ethics Training–Bangladesh I conducted training on media ethics and investigative reporting in Bangladesh in 2011. The program was jointly sponsored by JATRI, DAI/PROGATI/USAID and IREX. (April 16–May 10, 2011)

Training The Trainers–Kosovo I conducted a workshop on Training The Trainer at the Kosovo Media Institute (KSI) in October 2010. The program was jointly sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and KSI. (Oct. 25–Nov. 05, 2010)

Election Reporting and Ethics–Guatemala I presented several programs on election reporting, threats to journalists, and freedom of expression prior to national elections scheduled this fall in Guatemala. I was interviewed by several radio and television stations during my trip. The project was sponsored by the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) of the United States Department of State. (Guatemala July 25–31, 2010)

Television News and Talk Shows–Amman, Jordan I conducted a ten-day workshop on television news and talk shows jointly sponsored by Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV) in Amman and the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) in Washington. (Jordan July 08–21, 2010)

Strategic Speaker’s Initiative (SSI)–Ecuador and Venezuela I conducted a series of speeches, workshops and interviews on a variety of topics ranging from investigative journalism to ethics to new media. The Ecuador programs took place in Quito, Riobamba, Cuenca and Guayaquil.  The Venezuela programs were held in Venezuela, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto La Cruz, and Valencia.  The project was sponsored by the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) of the United States Department of State. (Ecuador May 01–15, Venezuela May 15–22, 2010)

RTNDF/ RIAS German Study Programs for American News Managers Fellowship The program provides an intensive look at German broadcast media for American radio and television news managers. (October 4–11, 2009)

Zimbabwe Community Radio Workshop Ten-day Community Radio training with Community Radio of Harare (CORAH) and Radio Dialogue in Bulawayo. I also spoke to press clubs in both cities and was interviewed by Voice of America. The program was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in cooperation with several local media groups. See related story . (September 10-20, 2009)

Digital Video Conference to Kolkata, India “Challenges to Teaching Media in a Changing Global Scenario.” The conference was organized by the U.S. Consulate jointly with NSHM Institute of Media & Communication (NIMC) in Kolkata. (February 20, 2009)

VOA Radio Skills Workshop The two-week program was sponsored by the Voice of America (VOA) in Kano, Nigeria at the invitation of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) in Washington. I worked with broadcast journalists at Radio Kano and Freedom Radio.  (January 12–23, 2009)

Radio Today Journalism, Sales/Marketing, and ProgrammingWorkshop This two-week program in Dhaka, Bangladesh was sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and hosted by Radio Today, the first independent FM station in Bangladesh.  (September 07–19, 2008)

Serbia Investigative Reporting Workshop Presented two separate programs for broadcast journalists. The first week was in Belgrade at the center of the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia (NUNS); week two was hosted by the Media Center in Nis. I was invited by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). (February 18–29, 2008.

Suriname Photography and Post-Production Workshop, Presented two separate workshops for broadcast journalists in Paramaribo and Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname. Program sponsored by the United States Embassy.   (November 5–9, 2007)

Macedonia Local Government Reporting Workshop One-week program to develop strategies for local government reporting in Macedonia. Program sponsored by the United States Embassy, the Association of Macedonian Journalists, and the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).   (September 24–28, 2007)

Montenegro Investigative Journalism Workshop Conducted two-week program to develop strategies for investigative reporting and to allow participants to meet their United States professional counterparts. The workshop combined lectures with fieldtrips and a final project. It was sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau’s (IBB) International Media Training Center and hosted by the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism.   (July23–August 04, 2007)

Nigeria Election Reporting Workshop I was one of three trainers for a two-week election reporting workshop in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. The purpose of the program was to help Nigerian journalists improve their reporting skills on the eve of national and regional elections scheduled for April.   (March 5–16, 2007)

Suriname Journalism Workshop Conducted two separate workshops for print and broadcast journalists in Nickerie and Paramaribo, Suriname. Program sponsored by the United States Embassy and was followup to first program held in Suriname in 2005.   (Oct 11–21, 2006)

Montenegro Broadcast Journalism Workshop Conducted two-week program to develop strategies for local reporting and to allow participants to meet their United States professional counterparts. The workshop combined lectures with fieldtrips and a final project. It was sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau’s (IBB) International Media Training Center and hosted by the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism.   (Sept. 23–Oct, 7, 2006)

Election Reporting, Nicaragua Conducted a series of one- and two-day election and political reporting workshops for print and broadcast journalists in Matagalpa, Managua and Boaco, Nicaragua. Program sponsored by the United States Embassy and the office of International Information Programs (IIP) of the Department of State.  Program is the first of three programmed workshops aimed at helping local journalists improve their political reporting on the eve of national elections scheduled for November 2006. I was interviewed by several media during my visit including the Managua newspaper El Nuevo Diario. (March 27–31, 2006)

Suriname Broadcast News Project —Conducted one-week broadcast journalism skills workshop in Paramaribo, Suriname. Program sponsored by the United States Embassy and the office of International Information Programs (IIP) of the Department of State.   Goal was to introduce specific skills to 28 professional media participants from Suriname radio/television stations and newspapers. Also represented were media specialists from the military and police department. (October 4–7, 2005)

Bulgaria Regional Editors Project —Principal trainer for two-week  workshop at Iowa State University for five newspaper editors and managers. Goal was to learn how United States print media balance challenge of maintaining financial profitability while simultaneously practicing professional journalism. U.S. and Bulgaria participants discussed similar and disparate experiences.   (Ames, IA May 13–27, 2005)

Moldova Society Project —Co-trainer for two-week  workshop in Bucuria, Moldova for broadcast journalists and managers on election reporting and debates. Invited by IMPACT Media Agency of Moldolva. Sponsored in part by the United States Embassy in Chisinau.   (October 5–17, 2004)

Uganda Civic Journalism Workshop—One of two trainers for two-week  civic journalism workshop in Kampala, Uganda.Sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).  (September 6–18, 2004)

Montenegro Civic Journalism Workshop—Host and lead trainer for two-week  civic journalism workshop in Ames, Iowa.  Six professional print journalists received  classroom training and on-site visits to on a variety of newspaper and magazine newsrooms in Iowa and Missouri.  Sponsored by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). (May 17—28, 2004)

Angola Multipress —Consultant to evaluate prospects of Multipress in Luanda, Angola as a journalistically independent, financially-viable news gathering operation. Hired by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).  (August, 2003)

Bosnia and Herzegovina TV News Production Workshop—Host and lead trainer for two-week   television news production workshop in Ames, Iowa.  Five professional broadcast journalists received  classroom training and in-station internships on a variety of television news production ranging from on-air presentation to producing reports and investigative series. Hired by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). (May 12—23, 2003)

Knight International Press Fellowship, Manaus, Brazil  Awarded International Press Fellowship in national competition sponsored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Worked with the Sindicato dos Jornalistas Profissionais no Estado do Amazonas. Trained professional radio and television journalists in Manaus. Also participated in two regional seminars in Porto de Galinha and Beto Gonçalvez sponsored by the McCormick Foundation. (May-August, 2001)

Bosnia Government Reporting Workshop  Conducted a one-week Government Reporting Workshop for 25 radio journalists from throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. My co-trainers were three anchors and reporters from the Bosnia, Croatia and Serbian language services of the Voice of America. The workshop was sponsored by the Office of Public Diplomacy of the State Department and the International Broadcasting Bureau and Voice of America (IBB/VOA). February 12-16, 2001 in Neum, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Nicaragua Election Reporting Workshop–Conducted a series of two-day workshops in Spanish in  six Nicaraguan cities on how to cover municipal and national elections. I worked with a total of more than 100 journalists in a three-week period. The workshops were presented in Managua, Leon, Puerto Cabeza, Bluefields, Granada and Boaco. The workshops were delivered at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Managua and jointly sponsored by the Office of Public Diplomacy of the State Department and the International Broadcasting Bureau/Voice of America (IBB/VOA). (July 17-Aug. 4, 2000)

Macedonia Television News Production Workshop–Conducted a two-week television news production workshop in Washington, D.C. for 7 television news directors and editors from 6 different stations. The workshop was sponsored jointly by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and Voice of America (VOA). We covered all topics from generating story ideas to the production of final productions. (June 12-23, 2000)

Indonesia Radio Skills Workshop–Conducted two, one-week radio skills workshops in Pekanbaru and Manado, Indonesia. Sponsored by Asian-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and the Voice of America (VOA). These workshops focused on how to identify, report, edit and air contemporary radio news stories relevant to Indonesia. The topics included, interviewing, ethics and investigative reporting. There were 19 participants in Pekanbaru and 16 in Manado. (May 8-19, 2000)

Peru Digital Video Conference–One hour digital video conference between Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. I was one of four panelists invited to discuss “Investigative Reporting in the New Millenium.”

(October 7, 1999)

Peru Radio Election Workshop–Conducted four, two-day workshops on “The Role of Radio in a Democracy” (El rol de la radio en una democracia) in Lima, Arequipa, Huancayo and Tarapoto, Peru.  I worked with more than 100 radio reporters, news directors and station managers in four venues.  These skills-oriented workshops focused on identifying campaign issues and developing strategies for effectively covering the general elections scheduled for Peru in the year 2000. Sponsored by the Global Issues and Communication Team of the United States Information Agency (USIA). (July 3-19, 1999)

Mongolia Radio Skills Workshop, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia–Delivered a one- week workshop on radio writing, reporting and news production for 20 Mongolian journalists. Workshop focused on a wide range of topics from news sources, story treatment and ethics, to reporting, writing and production. Co-instructor withJing Zhang, senior editor, Voice of America. Sponsored by the International Media Training Center of the International Media Broadcasting Board/Voice of America. (June 7-11, 1999)

Croatia Radio Skills Workshop, Opatija, Croatia–Delivered a two-week workshop on election coverage for 10 Croatian radio journalists. The workshop was designed to prepare reporters to cover the parliamentary general elections scheduled for the fall. Emphasis was on identifying campaign issues and developing strategies for covering election campaigns in a balanced, fair and objective  manner. (April 12-23, 1999)

Bosnia Herzegovina Radio Skills Workshop–Academic Coordinator for a two- week radio skills workshop sponsored by the International Media Training Center of the Voice of America in Washington, D.C.  I created the proposed teaching schedule and coordinated the instruction of radio news personnel from WBUR, Boston. (May 25- June 5, 1998)

Bolivia Regional Radio News Workshop–La Paz, Bolivia. Conducted one- week radio journalism workshop in La Paz, Bolivia for senior-level radio reporters, editors and managers from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. . Sponsored by United States Information Agency (USIA). (March 23-27, 1998)

Guatemala Investigative Reporting Workshops–Conducted four, half-day workshops on investigative reporting for four radio stations in Guatemala City, Guatemala at the invitation of the United States Information Agency (USIA). The focus was on balance, objectivity, news sources, research and strategies. (Oct. 13-17, 1997)

Angola Media Training Project (Stage Two)–Conducted television journalism workshop in Luanda, Angola sponsored by the Voice of America Center for International Media Training and the United States Information Agency (USIA). This was follow-up facet of initial workshop offered in 1996. (May 10-21, 1997)

Angola Media Training Project–Coordinator for four-person team that presented lectures and workshops for print, radio and television journalists in Luanda, Angola sponsored by the Voice of America Center for International Media Training and the United States Information Agency (USIA).  Delivered keynote address “O Papel da Livre Imprensa no Desenvolvimento e Democratização  a Nível Nacional.” (May 13-31, 1996)

Video Trainer–Russian Agricultural Video Training Project. Video Lecturer and trainer for group of Russian video agricultural experts at Iowa State University. (Summer 1996)

Ampart Lecturer–Uganda. Lectures and workshops on political reporting and election coverage, investigative reporting techniques and interviewing skills for professional journalists in Kampala, Mbale and Masaka, Uganda. Sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA). (August 4-20, 1995)

Mass Media and the Environment Lecturer in Spanish to Bolivian environmental pecialists attending a nine-month workshop on environmental issues at Iowa State University and New Mexico State University sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (Fall 1994)

Ampart Lecturer–Mozambique. Conducted seminars and workshops in Portuguese on the theme “Journalist: Activist or Observer.” First week in Beira and second week in Maputo. Sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA). (July 25–August 6, 1993)

Costa Rica Peace Corps Communications Course–Workshop on Leadership, Community Development and Communications presented to Peace Corps Volunteers in San José, Costa Rica as part of Iowa State University’s Centro Interamericano de Ciencia, Educación y Tecnología.  (August 1992)

Nicaraguan Television Media Internship Project–Managua, Nicaragua. Conducted 10-day workshop in Spanish on television news for the Sistema Nacional de Televisión de Nicaragua sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA). This was a two-part project under which a group of Nicaraguan television newspeople and production personnel came to the United States for a six-week internship. (July 21–August 1, 1992)

Uganda Agricultural Media and Communications Strategies Project– Uganda. Video specialist for three-week communications workshop in Mukono, Uganda sponsored by the Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD)of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (April–May, 1992)

Teaching Teachers–Miami, Florida. Consultant and lecturer on improving teaching techniques for instructors of Florida International University’s Central American Journalism Program (CAJP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (AID). (January 1992)

Costa Rica Peace Corps Communications Course–Workshop on Leadership, Community Development and Communications presented to Peace Corps Volunteers in San José, Costa Rica as part of inauguration and opening conference for the Iowa State University’s Centro Interamericano de Ciencia, Educación y Tecnología. (March 1991)

Academic Specialist–Brazil. Invited by the United States Information Agency (USIA) to visit the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife and work with the School of Journalism and its faculty on curriculum reform. Lectured on new communications technologies and conducted workshops on television news and production. Also lectured on new broadcast technologies at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and the Catholic University in Porto Alegre and the Federal University of Ceará in Fortaleza. (May 7 — 26, 1990)

Academic Specialist, Voice of America/Latin American Journalists Workshop for San Diego State University workshop for non-English speaking journalists from 12 Latin American countries. Purpose of workshop was to provide professional Latin American journalists an opportunity to learn about the United States, establish professional contacts and work with Spanish-speaking news sources. Participants spent one week in Washington, D.C. and two weeks in San Diego. (July and August 1989)

University of Costa Rica Communications Project Invited by Escuela de Fitotecnia de la Universidad de Costa Rica to examine University’s agricultural broadcast programs. The purpose was to discuss a possible faculty and student exchange between the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and Iowa State University (ISU). The proposal would extend existing ties between the two universities and forge new linkages in areas of satellite and other electronic technologies to improve agricultural communication. Proposal has been approved by the University of Costa Rica administration and is under consideration by ISU administration. (June 1989)

Co-director and Academic Adviser, CAMPUS VI Project (January 1992 to May 1994)  $602,757 grant from the United States Information Agency (USIA) to educate 12 Central American students (for 29 months) in communications, and biological and social sciences.

Co-Director, United States Information Agency CAMPUS V Project  $628,596 Grant from the United States Information Agency (USIA) for the Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarships (CAMPUS V). Under the grant I supervise and coordinate the education of 14 Central American undergraduate students in communications, and biological sciences and social sciences. (January 1991 to May 1993)

Co-Director, United States Information Agency CAMPUS III Project  $491,779 Grant from the United States Information Agency (USIA) for the Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarships (CAMPUS III). Under the grant I supervise and coordinate the education of 12 Central American undergraduate students in communications, biological sciences, social sciences and business. (January 1989 to May 1991)

Office of International Cooperation and Development (USDA) Responsible for the radio/audio and television/ video segment of the Department’s Agricultural Communication and Media Strategies Course sponsored by the Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD) of the United States Department of Agriculture. During the six-week OICD project I teach international extension specialists from Africa, Asia and Latin America how to use audio and video as part of their communication campaigns. (Summers of 1982 and 1988)

Coordinator, New Horizons Seminar Coordinator for Ninth Annual New Horizons Seminar in Guatemala. Seminar designed to inform Guatemalan decision makers about current United States trends in specific academic areas. I spoke on “Contemporary University Journalism Education in the United States.” I invited the following ISU faculty to participate in the seminar: Dr. Steffen Schmidt, political science; Dr. Berardo Valdes, foreign languages and literatures; and Dr. Hylke Vandewetering. The fifth participant was Dr. Terrance Grieder of the Department of Art, University of Texas at Austin. (June 1986)

Fulbright Senior Lecturer Taught Radio and Television Journalism at the Escuela de Periodismo en la Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte de Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Escuela de Periodismo sought an American journalism professor to help the school review its curriculum and mass media teaching methodology and offer specific recommendations. The project required a knowledge of and experience in professional broadcast journalism with an understanding of Latin culture and an ability to lecture in Spanish. (May through October 1984)

Invited Lectures/Interviews

“Global Communication in the Era of Social Media, Fake News and Government Regulation:  How free are we?”  Technology, Culture and Globalization course at Iowa State University.  (September 13, 2017)

“Muchos perdieron credibilidad,” El Deber of Bolivia.  (October 30, 2016)

“Rising Africa: Mozambique and Technological Innovation,” Technology, Culture and Globalization course at Iowa State University.  (September 20, 2016)

Interviewed in Mozambique by two radio stations and IREX about the newly approved “A Lei do Direito à Informação.”  The IREX interviews were posted on YouTube and online. (October 2015)

“Culture, Language, and Media: Brazil and Burma/Myanamar,”  Technology, Culture and Globalization course at Iowa State University. (September 17, 2014)

Interview “Bom dia cidade,” on Rádio Educativa FM de Piracicaba.  (March 13, 2014)

“Media and Language in the USA,” lecture to Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep) English and Translation students.  (March 28, 2014)

“Panorama e tendências do jornalismo impresso: referências norte-americanas,” Portuguese lecture to journalism students at the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep). (April 01, 2014)

“Jornalismo e Mídias Sociais,” Portuguese lecture to journalism students at the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep). (April 08, 2014)

“Participação Política,” Presentation in Portuguese to the research faculty of the Faculdade de Comunicação e o Curso de Jornalismo da Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep). (May 08, 2014)

“Social Midia in the United States,” Lecture to English class at the Colegio Piracicabano.  (May 14, 2014)

“Jornalismo, mídias sociais, e novas gerações,” Large lecture in Portuguese to students, faculty and staff of the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep). (May 28, 2014)

“Ensino de jornalismo: tendências atuais,” Lecture in Portuguese to faculty of the Curso de Jornalismo da Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep). (June 03, 2014)

Interview on Rádio Educadora de Piracicaba. (June 07, 2014)

Interview “Educativas nas Letras,” Portuguese interview on U.S. literature and journalism on Rádio Educativa FM de Piracicaba. (June 11, 2014)

“Journalism and Democracy in Burma/Myanmar,” Iowa State University Fulbright Lunch and Learn Series. (November 06, 2013)

“What Every Journalist Should Know,” School of Journalism National Management College in Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myanmar. (March 26, 2013)

“Myanmar Journalism,” Skype lecture to World Communication Systems class, Greenlee School of Journalism Iowa State University. (March 26, 2013)

“Third World Radio and International Media Training,” Rotary Club of Ames, Iowa. (July 25, 2012)

“Challenges to Teaching Media in a Changing Global Scenario,” Digital Video Conference (DVC) to the NSHM Institute of Media and Communication (NIMC) in Kolkata, India. (February 20, 2009)

Interviewed by several TV and radio stations in Nigeria including Cool-FM in Lagos and AIT television in Abuja. (March 5–14, 2007)

“Partidismo de los medios desnaturaliza la informacion,” interview in the Managua newspaper El Nuevo Diario. (March 27–31, 2006)

Interviewed by Times of Suriname and television stations STVS (national TV), RTV, Rasonick (Nickerie station), and Apintie in Paramaribo, Suriname. (October 4–7, 2005)

“Political Debates and Election Reporting,” Moldova Society Project in Chisinau, Moldova (October 5–17, 2004)

“Writing, Reporting, Packaging, Interviewing, Investigative Reporting, and Ethics,” Uganda Radio News Workshop, Kampala, Uganda (September 6–18, 2004)

“Writing, Reporting, and Journalism Ethics,” Montenegro Civic Journalism Workshop, Ames, Iowa (May 17–28, 2004)

Interviewed   The Tribune of Ames about “FCC Limits on Media Concentration” for publication Monday, June 3, 2003.

Interviewed   by ISU News Service about “FCC Limits on Media Concentration” for publication Monday, June 2, 2003.  The Des Moines Business Record planned to use my comments as an op ed piece the second week of June.

Interviewed   for “Ask An Expert” in ISU NEWS FLASH.  The question:  “Is The New American TV Station in Iraq A Positive or Negative Development?”  (April 25, 2003)

Interview   on WHO Radio (Des Moines) about the broadcast news coverage  of the Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Interview focused on types and impact of sounds and images from the war on broadcast audiences in the U.S. and the Middle East.  (April 10, 2003)

Interview  on WOI-TV (Ames/Des Moines) about the dangers to international journalists in the wake of the death of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl. (February 22, 2002)

Interview  on Cultura TV “A tecnologia,  a ética, e o jornalismo contemporâneo,”  (July 27, 2001)

“A liberdade de expressão,” panelist for two-day seminar sponsored jointly by the McCormack Foundation and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Porto de Galinha (July 13-14, 2001) and Beto Gonçalvez, Brazil (July 20-21, 2001)

A educação jornalística  al nivel universitário,” A Universidade Estadual do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil (June 28,  2001)

“A ética jornalística,” A Universidade Estadual do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil (June 21, 2001)

“El rol de los medios de información en la cobertura electoral.” Managua, Leon, Puerto Cabeza,  Bluefields, Granada and Boaco, Nicaragua. (July 17-August 4, 2000)

“El periodismo investigativo en el nuevo milenio.” One hour digital video conference between  Iowa  State University in Ames, Iowa and Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. I was the sole U.S. panelist. (October 7, 1999)

“Rol y desafíos del periodismo radial profesional en la sociedad contemporánea,” La Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia. (March 26, 1998)

“El Reportaje Investigativo,” Emisoras Unidas, Radio Independiente, El Patrullaje de Radio Sonora, and Radio Flash. Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Oct. 13-17, 1997)

Keynote address “O Papel da Livre Imprensa no Desenvolvimento e Democratição a Nível Nacional,  ” Angola Media Training Project in Luanda, Angola sponsored by the Voice of America Center for International Media Training and the United States Information Agency (USIA). (May 1996)

Coordinator for four-person team that presented lectures and workshops for print, radio and television journalists in Luanda, Angola sponsored by the Voice of America Center for International Media Training and the United States Information Agency (USIA). (May 1996)

“Political Reporting and Election Coverage,” Kampala, Mbale and Masaka, Uganda (August 1995)

“Investigative Reporting Techniques,” Kampala, Mbale and Masaka, Uganda (August 1995)

“Interviewing Skills,” Kampala, Mbale and Masaka, Uganda (August 1995)

“Jornalista: Observador ou Activista,” “Definição entre Observação e Activismo: Assuntos de Privacidade e Limites na Reportagem,” Maputo, Mozambique (August 1993)

“Diferenças no Papel das Instituções de Informação Públicas e Privadas” Maputo, Mozambique  (August 1993)

“Defensor de Organizações e de Jornalistas,” Maputo, Mozambique (August 1993)

“Interlicação Jornalista/Comunidade” Beira, Mozambique (July 1993)

“Desenvolvimento e Protecção das Fontes,” Beira, Mozambique (July 1993)

“Cobertura de Eleições,” Beira, Mozambique (July 1993)

“As Tendências Atuais no Radio e na Televisão,” Universidade Católica and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (May 1990).

“A Nova Tecnologia: O Potencial e O Perigo,” Universidade Católica and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (May 1990).

“A Comunicação no Campo Rural,” Universidade Católica and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (May 1990).

“Telejornalismo no Século XXI: O Impacto da Tecnologia,” Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil (May 1990).

“Papéis do Rádio e da Televisão na Sociedade Moderna,” Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil. (May 1990)

“O Impacto das Novas Tecnologias nos Meios de Comunicação: Potencial e Perigo,” Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil. (May 1990)

“La teoría y la practica de periodismo norteamericano,” Voice of America/Latin American Journalists Workshop Washington, D.C. (July 1989)

Office of International Cooperation and Development. Teach radio/audio and television/ video segment of the Agricultural Communication and Media Strategies Course sponsored by the Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD) of the United States Department of Agriculture. (Summers of 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)

“U.S. News Coverage of Latin America: Brazil as a Case Study,” Latin American Seminars Iowa State University (November 1987)

“Tendencias Actuales en los programas universitarios de periodismo,” New Horizons Seminar, Guatemala City, Guatemala (June 1987)

“Broadcast Interviewing Techniques,” Iowa Soil Conservation Commission Symposium, Iowa State University (Winter of 1985)

“El impacto de la nueva tecnologia en el periodismo electronico,” Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Periodismo para América Latina (CIESPAL), Quito, Ecuador (September 1984)

“Tendencias actuales en la radio y televisión de los EE.UU,” Festival de Radio, Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Periodismo para América Latina (CIESPAL), Quito, Ecuador (October

1984)

News Consultant, TELECENTRO10 Guayaquil, Ecuador (Fall 1984)

Moderator, “Broadcast Investigative Reporting,” Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA), Minneapolis (January 1981)

“Broadcast Writing,” Nebraska Broadcast News Association, Kearney, Nebraska (April 1980)

Creative Activity

O bom, o ruim e o feio: Reportagem investigative os Estados Unidos,” Article in O.J.I. Observatório Jornalistico Investigativo (October 08, 2014)

Wiston Papers. A periodic blog on contemporary issues.Wiston Papers,

“Midwife to the Nova República: Press Covergate of the Birth of Post-Authoritarian Democracy in Brazil,” Paper submitted to

the History Division of AEJMC for Conference July 2003.

“Radio Free Amazon,” KnightLine International, (Summer 2002), pp. 21-23

“Brazilian journalists vulnerable to intimidation,” Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Newsletter, (Iowa State University, 2002)

“Guatemalan Radio Journalists Fight for New Freedoms,” Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Newsletter, (Iowa State University, 1997)

“Media Training in Mozambique,” Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Newsletter, (Iowa State University, 1993)

“Negativity and Visualization as Criteria for News Selection in Local Television Newscasts,” Stephen C. Coon and Eric Hing-Tat Tse. Paper presented to Radio-Television Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 1991, Boston, MA

“Regents Spare ISU Journalism Program: Controversy Takes Its Toll on Department,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Fall 1989, pp. 6-7

“Costa Rica Broadcast Communication Project,” International Studies Program College of Sciences and Humanities, Iowa State University, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 1-2 (October 1989)

“Latin American Journalists Visit United States,” International Studies Program College of Sciences and Humanities, Iowa State University, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 3-4 (October 1989)

“Once There Were Sixteen Little Candidates. Political Coverage: Midterm Exam,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Fall 1987, p.4

“The United States and the Third World,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Spring 1987, p.5

“Getting Ready for 1987,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Winter 1987, p.7

“Should WOI-TV Be Sold? The Case Against,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Winter 1986, pp.1-2

“Scratch, Match and Win Causes an Uproar Among Iowa’s Electronic Journalists,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Fall 1985, pp. 1-2

“Television in Ecuador: A Firsthand Report,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Fall 1984, pp.4-5

“Update on Radio Martí, Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Summer 1985, p.3

“Television Consulting in the Third World: A Case Study from Ecuador,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Winter 1985, pp. 1-2

“Has Your Audience Heard The One About…,” Iowa Broadcast News

Association Newsletter, Spring 1983, pp. 5-6

“What Newspaper’s Death Should Mean to A Broadcaster,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Summer 1982, p. 6

“Radio Martí” Is There A Better Way?” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Winter 1983, pp. 6-7

“Investigative Reporting in Radio and Television,” Iowa Broadcast News Association Newsletter, Spring 1982, p. 6

Book Review “Radio Warfare: OSS and CIA Subversive Propaganda,” Journalism Quarterly, Autumn 1989, Vol.66, No. 3, pp. 750-751.

“Ecuadorans Learn Despite Limited Broadcast Facilities,” Journalism Educator, Summer 1985, Vol. 40, No 2, pp. 7, 10-12.

Producer, Writer, Narrator, “Nebraska Via The Volga,” 30-minute documentary on Nebraska Public Television, Summer 1981.

“Broadcasting in Costa Rica: Preparation and Practice,” Unpublished Research Report for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Summer 1979)

“Students Learn from Legislative Reporting Course,” RTNDA Communicator, December 1978.

Extension or Professional Responsibilities

Executive Secretary, Iowa Broadcast News Association (1981-88) The IBNA is a state-wide association of more than 200 Iowa radio and television news directors, assignment editors, producers, news anchors, reporters, photographers, farm editors/reporters and sports editors/reporters and broadcast journalism students. The association comprises 14 Iowa television stations and more than 200 hundred radio stations in Iowa and along the border of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

State of Iowa Representative, Northwest Broadcast News Association (1981–1982).

Six-state regional broadcast association with headquarters in Minneapolis. Panelist, moderator and judge for several workshops and broadcast competitions since 1981.

Professional Memberships

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

(AEJMC)

Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)

Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA)

Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA)

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

Miscellaneous

Member, Burma Fulbright Review Committee Fellowship. 2013–2016

Fulbright Specialist Grant to Burma on Communication and Journalism Fellowship. March 04–29, 2013

RTNDF/ RIAS German Study Programs for American News Managers Fellowship. October 4–11, 2009

Knight International Press Fellowship in Manaus, Brazil in 2001. Fellowship awarded by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in September 2000.

Iowa State University 2001 International Service Award. Attended a Park international conference at Wiston House in England with stipend from service award.

Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Spring 2002, Spring 1999 and Fall 1990)

Lifetime Member, Iowa Broadcast News Association (1987)

Fulbright Lecturer (Guayaquil, Ecuador 1984)

Gannett Teaching Fellow (Indiana University,1979)

Languages

English, Portuguese and Spanish


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