Syracuse Post-Standard Reporter addresses issues surrounding Social and Mainstream Media


 Glenn Coin, EMPA Candidate and reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard presented a thought-provoking talk about how social media are changing the mainstream media landscape.  This was the second of four Peer to Peer speaker series sponsored by Executive Education.  

Glenn Coin and Larry SchroederThe wide-ranging discussion wielded topics such as how technology has democratized media and ways governments and NGOs can now immediately disseminate news via Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.  One thought-provoking question Glenn posed was “what happens to gatekeepers when there is no fence?”



 He also discussed how mainstream media are now using social media in researching stories:  finding sources, widening and reaching new audiences, interacting with their audience and communicating breaking news. 

 Peer to Peer is a speaker series featuring Executive Education students and Fellows who present issues, challenges or successes pertinent to their profession or field of study.  Events are free and open to the Maxwell and Syracuse University community.

 The last Peer to Peer of the fall semester will feature EMPA candidate, William Tengecha who will talk about “Progressive Governance and Reform:  a Case Study of Kenya” on Tuesday November 29 at 11:30a.m. in 204 Maxwell.