Keynote Speaker, News / September 27, 2018 Brian Fung speaks at Social Media Conference

The Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications will host the 8th Annual Social Media and Technology Conference on Thursday, October 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Interdisciplinary Research Building, located at 2201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059. The conference and workshops will be open to the public with various panels and...

Keynote Speaker, News, S. Mitra Kalita / November 28, 2017 Newsrooms master social media to improve brand trust and diversity

By Tayler Adigun The importance of diversity and maintaining brand trust in the digital age now dictate the way people consume news, according to S. Mitra Kalita, vice president for programming at CNN Digital. Because social media has become such a big driver of news, she said, it’s crucial that news media outlets develop strong relationships...

Keynote Speaker, News, S. Mitra Kalita / October 8, 2017 Highlights from 2017 Social Media Conference

The 7th annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop at Howard University drew participants and attendees from around the world. Topics on social media and culture spanned the gamut with topics on social media and the law, privacy for journalists, activists and professionals as well as gaming and Korean drama fans. Photos by Terry Marsh...

Keynote Speaker, News, S. Mitra Kalita / September 24, 2017 S. Mitra Kalita

S. Mitra Kalita is the vice president for programming for CNN Digital. Kalita leads CNN Digital’s efforts to creatively share its journalism and storytelling across an ever-exploding array of platforms. She also oversees the News & Alerting, Special Projects, and Mobile & Off-Platform teams. She was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los...

News / June 30, 2017 2015 Highlight: Jane Elizabeths on fact-checking tips

Jane leads the American Press Institute’s project to improve and expand accountability journalism. She is the Washington Post’s former deputy local editor; and has taught journalism at Old Dominion University, the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University. Jane’s work at five metropolitan U.S. newspapers has focused largely on politics, regional news and education. She was...

News / June 30, 2017 L Michelle Smith delivers 2016 keynote

L. Michelle Smith is a consumer insights expert who is helping one of the world’s most respected Fortune 10 companies prepare for our nation’s new reality– an unwired, digitally-driven, multicultural and global society.    Michelle leads Diversity and Citizenship & Sustainability corporate communications for AT&T Global Marketing Organization. She owns nine segments which makeup the...

News / June 27, 2017 Highlights from 2016 Social Media Conference

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Michelle Ferrier, News / June 27, 2017 Michelle Ferrier talks personal safety online

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a pioneer in digital content and online education communities as well as research around online communities, online education, digital identity and reputation management and media entrepreneurship. Ferrier is the founder and creator of TrollBusters, a just-in-time rescue service for women writers and women journalists. She is the principal investigator behind the...

Keynote Speaker, News / June 27, 2017 Sree Sreenivasan delivers 2016 social media status update

Sree is NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, running the Mayor’s Office of Digital Strategy. Since Oct 2016, he and his team have been working on digital, mobile and social strategy for NYC government agencies; working with startups and entrepreneurs across the city; and implementing the landmark NYC Digital Playbook.  From 2013-2016, he was the first Chief...

News / June 24, 2017 Register for Social Media Conference

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