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BRYCE J. MCNEIL, PH.D.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT MEDIA
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
360 STUDENT CENTER, 44 COURTLAND ST
ATLANTA, GA, 30303
(404) 413-1592
BMCNEIL1@GSU.EDU

CURRENT SERVICE
2014-15 President of the Southeast Journalism Conference, an annual gathering of student journalism programs from across the southeastern United States. The organization is composed of over 40 member colleges and universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, and will extend invitations to schools from the Carolinas and Kentucky in 2015.

As President, I am responsible for coordinating the three day event from February 26-28, 2015 featuring 12-15 journalism education panels, 15-17 onsite contests, two awards dinners/luncheons as well as a variety of tours.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Director for Student Media (Student*University Center), July 2014-present
Student Affairs (Media) Advisor, Office of Student Activities, August 2008-Present

Advisor to GSTV (student television station), The Signal (student newspaper) and New South (student literary journal). Worked with students to organize the Modern Media Conference at GSU in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The three events in total featured six days worth of panels with over 90 speakers.

On July 2014, I assumed the title of Assistant Director for Student Media, adding advisory/supervisor duties of WRAS-Atlanta to my assignments.

Student Media Accomplishments
Over four years, The Signal received 32 1st place placements in Georgia College Press Association’s (GCPA) “Better Newspapers” contest (Four-Year Division A category, including 1st Place in General Excellence for 2010, 2012 and 2013) The Signal also received nine Top 10 placements in three years of the Southeastern Journalism Conference’s “Best of the South” contest, including “Best College Newspaper” for 2013.

GSTV was reactivated after over a year of inactivity in 2008. It began live online streaming in 2010. Panther Report received 3rd place in national David L. Adams Apple Awards for Television Broadcast in 2011. The station received two nominations in the 2012 College Broadcasters Inc. Awards.

The New South organization launched a new undergraduate journal (Underground) in 2011. Selection from New South Volume 3, Issue 1 featured in 2011 Best American Poetry anthology.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
Redemption, Privilege and Identification: the Narrative of Michael Vick’s Return to Atlanta. In Media Res, November 29, 2011.

Legitimizing the Feminine?: Regulation and the Politics of Cheerleading Injuries. In Media Res, May 23, 2011.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2014
GEORGIA PRESS INSTITUTE (GEORGIA COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION)
(Moderator) How to Plan a Mini-Training Conference For Your Staff

2013
COLLEGE MEDIA ASSOCIATION
DIY: How To Do Your Own Conference and Why You Should (or Shouldn’t)

POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION SOUTH
“You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too”: Dawn Meehan and the Rejection of Matriarchal Social Play in Survivor: Caramoan

2012-13
COLLEGE MEDIA ASSOCIATION / GEORGIA COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION
How to Be a Compelling Critic: Turn Your One-Star Review into Five-Stars

2012
SOUTHERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION
Two Cities, Two Countries, One Team, One Forum: Sports Relocation and the Transference of Online Space

2011
POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Am I Not a Good Guy?: Jay Leno, Everyman Persona, and Image Restoration on the Oprah Winfrey Show

SOUTHERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION
Surviving the MySpace Phase: CBLocals and the Translocal Music Scene

2010
SOUTHERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION
The Masculine Apologia of Vince McMahon from 1992-2001

2009
SOUTHERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION
A (Telling) Detour to Nowhere: How the Rory “Smart Mob” Challenged the NHL’s All Star Hegemony
POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Are We Still “Trapped in Space?”: Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its Current Day Offshoots

2008
POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
‘He’s a Rattlesnake but He’s One Tough S.O.B.’: Establishing the Fluidity of Professional Wrestling Character Types (co-presented with Shane Toepfer)

2007
SOUTHWEST TEXAS POPULAR/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Marrying Decade Nostalgia with Nostalgia for the Present: The Transformation of VH1
POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Bambino Beats the Black Sox: How Chicago’s “Curse” Failed to Captivate a Nation

2006
SOCIETY FOR CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES
When the “Scene” Goes Online: “Prosuming” the CBLocals Text
POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
The Death of Kayfabe: Understanding Professional Wrestling and Technological Impact on Its Narrative

2005
ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
File Sharing in Canada vs. The United States: A Laissez-Faire Alternative or a Different Path to the Same Place?
SOUTHWEST TEXAS POPULAR/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
A Subculture Left Behind?: The Halloween Series and Its Fans

2004
NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION
The File Sharing Debate: Re-affirming the Neoliberal Perspective

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, Cape Breton University, 2002-4, 2006
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia State University, 2003-2007, Maine, 2000-2

Classes Taught
Classic Hollywood up to 1967 (FILM 4170) (GSU), Popular Music & Society (COMM 351) (CBU), Film History (FILM 2700) (GSU),
Issues in Media Theory (COMM 255) (CBU), Nonverbal Communication (COMM 203) (CBU), Introduction to Public Speaking/Communication (CBU, Maine, GSU),
Introduction to Interpersonal/Human Communication (CBU, GSU), Freshman Learning Community (GSU 1010), Introduction to Film Aesthetics (FILM 1010) (GSU)

INVITED/GUEST CLASSROOM LECTURES
“The Evolution of Cultural Studies,” Kennesaw State University, 2012
“Student Newspapers: Strengths and Responsibilities,” Clayton State University, 2011, Young Harris College, 2010
“Vince McMahon and Apologia,” Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
“Online Ethnography and Music Scenes,” Media & Popular Culture, 2007, Georgia State University
“Online Spaces,” Urban Anthropology, 2006, Georgia State University
“National and Local Perspectives on College Radio,” Theories of Mass Communication, 2007, Georgia State University
“Framing Arguments on File Sharing,” Media, Culture &; Society, 2004, Georgia State University

AWARDS
2010 Top Paper, Popular Communication Division, Southern States Communication Association convention
2008-2009 Service Award, Georgia State University Communication Department
2007-2008 Jim Woodruff Fellowship in Media Innovation and Responsibility for work relating to
dissertation on the CBLocals website and its effects on the Cape Breton music scene.

EDUCATION
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Ph.D. in Communication (Moving Image Studies), 2009.
Dissertation committee: Ted Friedman (chair), Emaneula Guano, Kathyrn Fuller-Seely, Jonathan Sterne, Alisa Perren

University of Maine, Orono, ME, 2002. Thesis Committee: Sandra Berkowitz (chair), Nathan Stormer, Shannon Martin

Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS, 1999. Received Marjorie Jost Scholarship in May 1999 for excellence in the discipline of Communication.

ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE/PANEL PARTICIPATION
2010-2012
COLLEGE MEDIA ADVISERS FALL AND SPRING CONFERENCES and GEORGIA COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Adviser/Critic: Slice and Dice/Midnight Cereal/paid critiques

2009
ATLANTA MUSIC CONVENTION
Panel Participant: How the #*?! Did This Song Get On the Radio?

2008
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS
Introductory address to conference; Panel Chair: Digitizing Your Library

2007
MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDENT ASSOCIATION, SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
Panel Participant: Radio

UNDERGRADUATE FACILITATION/INSTRUCTION
CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA)
Peer Facilitator, Communication, Fall 1997- Spring 2000

Responsible for facilitating small group sessions and evaluating students’ progress and effort in principles of interpersonal communication and public speaking; evaluated student journals on cognitive, affective and behavioral implications of work.

STUDENT MEDIA MANAGEMENT
WRAS-ATLANTA (GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA)
Manager, Jul 2007-May 2008, Program Director, Aug 2006-Jun 2007

Selected and supervised student management staff; worked in conjunction with the Operations Manager to maintain and manage station budget; performed disciplinary duties; as Program Director, in charge of station schedule, logging operations and monitoring community affairs programming. During tenure, station’s honors included: Best Overall Radio Station (Readers & Critics) Creative Loafing; Best College Radio Station, Atlanta Magazine, Nominee for Station of Year, College Media Journal (CMJ) Magazine.

CAPER RADIO, INC. (CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY, SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA)
Manager, Jun 1999- May 2000, Music Director, Nov 1996-Jun 1999

As manager, supervised the day-to-day operations of not-for-profit carrier-current station seeking a FM radio license; reorganized station’s Board of Directors; supervised music festival organization; compiled successful applications for two National Campus/Community Radio Awards (Best Small Station, 1999, Community Service Award, 2000). As music director, organized playlists and submitted charts to record label representatives and to major college music publications.

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