Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Annual Communication and Insight Committee Career Forum

Save the Date for the 2017 Annual Communication and Insight Committee Career Forum.

Date: Tuesday, October 24 2017

Location: HUB Ballroom 

Time: The event will start at 9:30am but doors will open at 9:00am

RSVP for the event here.

#RealNews2017

 

 

 

#RealNews2017

 

 

Theme: #RealNews2017: The challenge of gathering, dispensing and presenting news to the public in today's social mediated world.  

#RealNews2017

This symposium will examine the complicated and very necessary process that responsible parties in different communication roles go through -- to allow students to see inside that process.  In an era of "fake news" -- where trust in the truth might be at all-time lows from various segments of the public, one might think communicators/PR professionals might be a odds with journalists and vice-versa -- but nothing could be and should be farther from the truth. The fact is that both communicators and journalists share a code of ethics -- to be truthful story tellers. Professional communicators support a particular point of view on any given subject/brand or issue -- but it must be clear and truthful. Good journalism supports complete and truthful story-telling, which means reporting all sides of an issue. Journalists, therefore, need to listen to communicators and be welcomed sources. So what does this mean students of public relations? That PR/communication professionals are incredibly important to the process of truthful story-telling -- and now, more than ever -- and must be seen as partners, not adversaries.

 #RealNews2017

 

2017 Forum Information and Agenda:

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KEYNOTE:   Chris Matthews

ROUNDTABLE SESSION: Theme: #RealNews2017: The challenge of gathering, dispensing and presenting news to the public in today's social mediated world.  This symposium will examine the complicated and very necessary process that responsible parties in different communication roles go through -- to allow students to see inside that process.  Experts explain how they do their jobs (amidst this social mediated world) which will allow students to learn from their experiences.  moderated panel:  panel to discuss #RealNews from the perspective of a:

  • Reporter (gathering, verifying, editing, reporting) – Jack Speer, Anchor, NPR News
  • Press Secretary (choosing, dispensing/distributing news to the public) – Kevin Hall, Comms Director/Senior Policy & Strategic Advisor, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner
  • PR agency head (choosing, dispensing/distributing news to the public – especially RE: crises) Pam Jenkins, President, Global Public Affairs, Weber Shandwick **Pam Jenkins will be replaced by Peter Carson- Managing Director of Public Affairs for North America for Weber Shandwick
  • Social media maven (how social media can help/hurt the process, best practices) – Anthony Shop, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Social Driver **Anthony Shop will be replaced by Roy Abdo- Gallup
  • Richard Levick – Panel Moderator, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Levick
  • Mentors include:
    • Jasmine Westbrook – Digital Producer, Ogilvy Public Relations
    • Joseph Campbell – Lead Associate in External Relations, Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Kira Wilson – Public Affairs, Hill Impact
    • Ciaran Clayton – Global Media Relations, Nature Conservancy
    • Logan Rice – Public Relations Representative, Northrop Grumman
    • Marcella Robertson – Reporter, WUSA9
    • Danny Selnick – Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets, BusinessWire
    • Carolyn Cuppernull – Director of Business Development, Inmarsat Government
    • Dan Hill – Founder, Hill Impact
    • Michael Dobal – Emmy-winning Director, Producer, Videographer
    • Ann Klenk – Executive Producer, MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
    • Patrick Fn’Piere – Moderator, Founder and President, Public Management Group
  • Agenda

    • 9:00 a.m. Doors open
    • 9:00 a.m. Networking reception and light refreshments
    • 9:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
    • 9:45 a.m. Keynote address
    • 10:30 a.m. Panel discussion
    • 11:30 a.m. Break/regroup
    • 11:45 a.m. Mentoring session
    • 12:45 p.m. Wrap up and adjourn

 

This forum is made possible by generous donations from:

Media sponsor:

Capitol Communicator Capitol Communicator Logo

Food and Beverage Sponsor:
 

Program Printing Provider:

Levick

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