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New media action heroes bring expertise to annual Schuneman Symposium

by Robert Stewart, Director

They didnt call Ghostbusters; they called a better kind of hero for todays world.

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication called the best new media entrepreneurs in North America for the annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

“This years group of speakers may be the most eclectic in scope and vision to have come to Scripps College for the event,” said Tim Goheen, director of the School of Visual Communication. “Their innovation and ideas, entrepreneurialism and excellence are why we chose to call them ‘Communication Action Heroes.’”

Scheduled speakers are: Tom Kennedy, executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers; Bo Hee Kim, product manager at Storify; Eric Mayville, founding partner of Wondersauce; Latoya Peterson, deputy editor of Voices section for Fusion.net; Craig Silverman, founder of Emergent.info; Jim Spencer, president and founder of Newsy; and David Wright Jr., digital product designer for Twitter.

“They are the ones who invent and reinvent media and the enterprises that turn ideas into business models,” said Robert Stewart, director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

The symposium will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day Tuesday and Wednesday (March 24-25) in the Baker University Center Theater. All events are free and open to the public.

R. Smith and Patricia Schuneman, Ohio University alumni, make the symposium possible each year through their generous gift. The Schunemans reside in Okoboji, Iowa. Smith Schuneman taught photojournalism at the University of Minnesota. This is the symposiums seventh year.

For the complete schedule of “Communication Action Heroes” that also features short videos about the speakers, visit http://scrippsjschool.org/symposium/2015/.

posted in: etc
March 19, 2015

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