Social Media & Society: A JMC Conversation

Join Student Voice Team (SVT) and JMC faculty panelists on Thursday, November 19 for an open forum discussion about social media use and consumption and the impact it is having on our global society.

SVT member Ray Strickland, a senior broadcast major, will share his perspective on how social media is impacting the coverage of news events. For example, how #BlackLivesMatter has helped to bring important social issues into the national conversation.

Mark Goodman, JMC Professor and Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, will speak about the ethical and legal considerations when using social media.

JMC Assistant Professor Stefanie Moore teaches Social Media Strategies and online PR and is a frequent contributor to social media discussions.

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and JMC alumna Connie Schultz has cultivated a community of more than 130,000 followers on her Facebook page that serves as both a news source and a forum for civil discussion of tough issues.

JMC Director Thor Wasbotten and SVT member Arbrion Chambliss will moderate the discussion and encourage students to attend and contribute their ideas and opinions. 

Professor Gene Shelton, chair of the JMC Diversity and Globalization Committee, will also be present at the event to share his comments.

“The impact of social media on our society is profound, especially for today’s younger generation,” Wasbotten said. “We are looking forward to having students and faculty engage in a thoughtful conversation about the risks and rewards of social media use and consumption.”

A recording of the panel discussion will be made available to the public via the JMC website and social media communities following the event. Follow along with the conversation and contribute via Twitter, using the hashtag #JMCconversation. 

Detailed event information:

What: Open-forum panel discussion, “Social Media & Society: A JMC Conversation,” sponsored by the JMC Student Voice Team (SVT).

When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Where: FirstEnergy Auditorium, Room 340, Franklin Hall, 550 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University

Cost: FREE to all students, faculty and staff

POSTED: Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:06pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:23pm