The Media Monitoring Systems (MMS) are used by the Culturally Authentic Multimedia Materials among Institutions Project (CAMMI) led by Dr. Stephen Balfour and Dr. Randy Kluver.
The CAMMI Project provides multiple institutions to access the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Web Monitoring System (WMS) for multinational multimedia content that can be exported, modified, archived and shared outside the MMS.
It is a one-of-a-kind database of unfiltered non-English language media materials used in Communications, Media Analysis, Language Learning, Cultural Studies and government-related topics such as International Relations, National Security, and Intelligence.
The CAMMI Project is partnered with academic institutions and industry; the relationships are methodology-specific. Since its inception, the CAMMI Project at Texas A&M University has received approximately $870,000.00 in funding from the Department of Defense.
The CAMMI Project Team
balfour (at) tamu.edu
Stephen Balfour (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1998) is the Director of Instructional Technology and Research Computing/Instructional Associate Professor for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M. His current research interests focus on the impact of instructional technology and its pedagogy on learning. He leads an annual Liberal Arts Summer Institute for Instructional Technology Innovation, in its eighth year, for faculty members enhancing student learning using technology. Dr. Balfour has authored a chapter on the use of the Calibrated Peer Review™, the web-based writing and learning community software, in Teresa Flateby’s Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment. He has also published articles in the journals Memory, and Bulletin of the Psychonomics Society.
rkluver (at) tamu.edu
Randy Kluver (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1993) is the Director for Pacific Asia at Texas A&M. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, New Media and Society, China Media Research, and the Western Journal of Communication. Dr. Kluver’s current research interests include the role of the Internet in Asian societies, Asian political communication, globalization, and the political and social impact of information technologies. His co-edited book, Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities, received the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 1999. His essay The Logic of New Media in International Relationships received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology.
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
jchinn05 (at) tamu.edu
Jacquelyn Chinn is a doctoral student in Telecommunication Media Studies at Texas A&M. Her research examines governmental message production on new media platforms. Her research bridges media, organizational and international relations theory to explore the geopolitical impact of message production in critical regions, primarily in the Levant and Persian Gulf.
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
hinck1r (at) tamu.edu
Robert Hinck is a doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Public Affairs program at Texas A&M. His research examines how countries rhetorically make sense of their environments and relationships. His research explores the intersection of rhetorical theory, organizational communication, and international relations to understand opportunities for geopolitical conflict and cooperation in strategic regions, primarily in Asia.
elwalsh (at) tamu.edu
Ed Walsh came to Texas A&M University as a doctoral graduate teaching assistant in the Geosciences with specialization in location analysis, economic geography, cultural studies and alternative energy production with degrees in Anthropology, Geography, and History. As the Program Coordinator, she manages the operations and deliverables of the CAMMI Project for the government with the Dean’s Office in the College of Liberal Arts.