Fraustino, Julia Daisy, Geah Pressgrove, and Rita Colistra. Putting the Students Where the Mission is: Place Branding for Capstone Service-Learning. Educator’s Academy, Public Relations Society of America International Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2016.

Panel Member. Invited. My Presentation: Working with Faculty-student Teams to Promote Your Community Through Award-winning Campaigns. 10th Annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference, Morgantown, WV, September 2015.

 

Duvall, Kevin, and Rita F. Colistra. Show Me the Money! Importance of Crowdfunding Factors on Decisions to Financially Support Kickstarter Campaigns. Communication Technology Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, August 2015.

 

Buchman, Eva, Rita Colistra, and Kevin Duvall. User-generated Content and Television News Stations. Electronic News Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, August 2015.

 

Panel Member. Refereed. The Evolution of Service-learning Experiences in the Digital Media Revolution. Broadcast Educator’s Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, April 2015.

 

Panel Member. Refereed. Panel Members: Rita Colistra, Kelly Jo McNemar, Kent Spellman, Kathy         Wyrosdick. The Power of Campus Community LINK: Best Practices from the Field. Student Success Summit, Morgantown, WV, July 2014.  

  

Head Promising Professor Panelist. Promising Professors & Distinguished Educator Panel. Mass         Communication & Society Division. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication National Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2012.

 

Colistra, Rita F. Are Advertisers Potential (and Effective) Influencers on New Content? An Examination of TV Reporters’ Perceptions of Possible Extramedia Pressures on Media Content and Coverage Decisions. Radio-Television Journalism Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO, August 2011.

 

Colistra, Rita F. No Bark and No Bite: When Addressing Ethical Code Violators, is the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mute and Toothless? 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, UK, Virtual Presentation, 2010.

 

Colistra, Rita F. TV Reporters’ Perceptions of Organizational Influences on News Content and Coverage Decisions. Media Management and Economics Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA, August 2009. 

     

Colistra, Rita F. Coverage and Editorial Framing of the FCC’s 2003 Review of Media Ownership Rules: A Comparison of the Cross-Owners and the Print Purists. Media Management and Economics Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC, August 2007. **Second place paper**

 

Colistra, Rita F. The Rumble and the Dark: Regional Newspaper Coverage of the West Virginia Buffalo Creek Mine Disaster of 1972. Community Journalism Interest Group, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, August 2006.                    

 

Colistra, Rita F. and Rachel Davis Mersey. Tearing Down the Wall: An Examination of U.S. Editor-Publisher Involvement and Financial Conflicts of Interest. Journalism Division, Fourth International Symposium: Communication in the Millennium Conference, Eskisehir, Turkey, June 2006.

 

Colistra, Rita F. International Keynote Speaker. Agenda Cutting: Theoretical Developments in the Agenda-Building and Agenda-Setting Processes. Communication in the Millennium: A Dialogue between Communication Scholars, Eskisehir, Turkey, June 2006. 

                

Colistra, Rita F. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Agenda Cutting in the Mass Media. Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass       Communication, Bowling Green, OH, February 2006.   

                  

Colistra, Rita F. Strength and Success in the Weekly Newspaper Industry:  A Theoretical Model of Ownership and Resource Partitioning. Media Management and Economics Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX, August 2005. 

**Third place paper**                       

                  

Colistra, Rita F. Building the Media’s Agenda: A Theoretical Model of Influences. Communication Theory and Methodology Division, National Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass       Communication, San Antonio, TX, August 2005.                

                   

Colistra, Rita F. Influences on News Media Content: A New Theoretical Approach to an Old Concept.  Graduate Education Division, Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kennesaw, GA, February 2005.

 

Colistra, Rita F.  Stayin’ Alive: An Examination of the Resurgence in the Newspaper Industry. Media Management and Economics Division, Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kennesaw, GA, February 2005.

 

Shaw, Donald. L., Rita F. Colistra, and Brad Hamm. Invited. How we are Blending the Vertical and Horizontal Agendas to Meld the Papyrus Society: An Evolution of Agenda Setting and Agendamelding Scholarship. Paper prepared for an agenda-setting panel at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2004.

                   

Counts Colistra, Rita F. Media Concentration of Ownership and its Effects on Editorial Page Vigor of West Virginia Daily Newspapers. Communication Technology and Policy Division, Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Brunswick, NJ, February 2004.

 

                    Refereed Conference Presentations, Panels and Speeches                                                                                         

Associate Professor | Strategic Communications | Public Relations

Rita Colistra, Ph.D.

 

Reed College of Media

West Virginia University

P.O. Box 6010

Morgantown, WV 26505

Personal email: rfcolistra@gmail.com

Work email:  rita.colistra@mail.wvu.edu

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