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Baker Center

The 4 Winners Marketplace
9-10am Ballroom A

Welcome and Introduction
Eddith Dashiell
, Assistant Dean, Scripps College of Communication
Andrew W. Thornhill, Founder, The Digital Television Report

Celebrating Our Heroes with the United States Post Office
10:30am-noon Ballroom A

Welcome and Introductions
Tom Hodson, Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Joshua D. Colin, Columbus District Manager, United States Postal Service
Keith Rathbun, BSJ '74 & Publisher, The Budget
Ralph Greer, Sugarcreek Postmaster, 2008 Ohio Winner of National Newspaper Association Benjamin Franklin Community Newspaper and Postal Partnership Award of Excellence.

Joshua D. Colin, Columbus District Manager, United States Postal Service, and journalists' biographies -- E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Graduate Students Sarah Brady, Chad Thomas, Tom Suddes, Tom Hrach and Sara Magee

Post Office historical film

Keith Rathbun (BSJ '74) and Ralph Greer, speaking at Journalism Day.

Unveiling of journalists' portrait stamps

Tom Suddes' interview with Keith Rathbun (BSJ '74) following the unveiling of the new postage stamps.

First Postmark -- Letter to Ohio University friend, alumna and benefactor
Mary Elizabeth Lasher Barnette, Dru Riley Evarts, Professor Emerita, Ohio University; Cancellation, Bob Kiser, Athens Postmaster.

Sale of the New Stamps, Baker Center (ballroom hallway)

Special Display - Students of Professor Michelle Honald, Introduction to Public Relations (Journalism 270 class)

Making New Connections: Social Networking, Blogs & Mobile Media
2-3:15pm Room 242
Bob Benz, Partner, Maroon Ventures
Randy Ludlow, Reporter & Blogger, Columbus Dispatch
Steven Siegel, Vice President, Brand Solutions, HipCricket
Moderator: Professor Bernhard Debatin

Widening the Net: Political Campaigning & New Technologies
3:30-5pm Room 242
Scott Milburn, Vice President, APCO Worldwide
Rosemary Palmer, Candidate, 2008 Ohio 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary
Anthony Fossaceca, Campaign Manager, Rosemary Palmer for Congress
Moderator: Professor Cary Frith


Bob Benz

Bob Benz is a partner in Maroon Ventures. He previously served as vice president of interactive media for E.W. Scripps Co.'s newspaper division, where he managed the installation of content management systems, as well as a staff that handled ad serving, sales, operations, product management, search engine marketing and programming. The highlight of his journalism career came in 1994, when he was an editor on "The Plutonium Experiment," which earned a Pulitzer Prize for reporter Eileen Welsome and The Albuquerque Tribune. Benz has also served on Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism Advisory Board.

Anthony Fossaceca

Anthony Fossaceca served as Rosemary Palmer's campaign manager. He is also the founding partner and Vice President of Spin Cycle Marketing Communications, Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a senior partner in Spinnovate, Spin Cycle's political consulting arm. In the past he has held positions as campaign manager, field director, marketing consultant, and state volunteer director.

Randy Ludlow

Veteran reporter Randy Ludlow of The Columbus Dispatch has built a reputation for ensuring that the public is kept informed through public records and meetings. In a career that spans more than 30 years, he has learned where information, both public and private, is located and how to obtain it. Ludlow also writes the blog "Your Right to Know," which serves as The Dispatch readers' guide to public records and First Amendment issues. In 2006, he was named Best Reporter of the Year by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. He is currently a finalist for the Associated Press Best Newswriter award.

Scott Milburn

Ohio University alumnus Scott Milburn is Vice President of APCO Worldwide, an independently owned global communication consultancy. He has served previously as Press Secretary at The White House Office of Management and Budget, Communication Director at the Office of U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich, Press Secretary at Office of Ohio Governor Bob Taft, and Press Secretary at Office of U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson.

Rosemary Palmer

Rosemary Palmer was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 10th Congressional District of Ohio. A native of Wooster, Ohio, she previously worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Wooster, Elyria, Ypsilanti (MI), and Columbus. She was also co-founder of Capitol News Services, covering state government for several daily and weekly newspapers in northeastern Ohio.

Steven Siegel

Steven Siegel is Hipcricket's vice president of brand solutions. He has developed mobile marketing programs for many brands, including Dunkin Donuts, The History Channel, McDonalds, Snapple, Verizon Wireless, and Viacom. Most recently, he was vice president of mobile marketing and solutions at Enpocket (now Nokia Ad Solutions). Siegel has also held senior sales and management positions at Responsys, Engage Media, and Mediacom/Beyond Interactive.

Andrew W. Thornhill

Andrew W. Thornhill is a communications professional, researcher, and veteran strategist, with a special interest in the implications of digital technologies for the communications industry, education, and the general public. During more than 35 years in the communications industry, he has written for public affairs in broadcast television, managed a cable television channel, developed marketing campaigns for large and small businesses, and created the Integrated Television Department at one school and the New School for Community Education at another.