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Sunday, April 3 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The NEW Media: Journalism in the Social Age

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Today's world is all about new media and social media, but how does this impact the old media? This panel takes a look at how social media is--and has already--revolutionized the journalistic landscape.


  • Nicole Pulley, Student, American University (@nicolepulley- Nicole Pulley is is the Marketing Program Associate at the Fair Trade Federation. She is studying international marketing and public relations at American University, and loves social media! View here LinkedIn profile hereand follow her at @nicolepulley.
  • Paul Brandus, West Wing Report (@westwingreport) - Paul Brandus is an accredited member of the White House press corps and the White House Correspondents Association and provides reports for a variety of media outlets. Prior to working as a White House reporter, he spent many years on Wall Street and in network television with NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, and as a reporter for WTOP in Washington. He began his career as a U.S. Senate staffer.
  • Glenna DeRoy, Social Media Analyst, USA TODAY (@ghderoy- Glenna DeRoy is a social media analyst for USA TODAY's Digital Marketing team. She measures the success of USA TODAY’s social efforts and uses data to shape social media strategy and best practices. The rare journalist who isn't scared of math, Glenna is also working toward an MBA at American University. Follow her at @ghderoy.
  • Hemal Jhaveri, Assistant Managing Editor of Digital and Social Media, POLITICO (@hemjhaveri) - Hemal Jhaveri is the Assistant Managing Editor of Digital and Social Media at POLITICO. Hemal is in charge of overseeing POLITICO’s social networking initiatives, SEO efforts and mobile strategy. She spent the last 4 years at AOL, where she was an editor and senior producer for AOL.com. There she covered news, politics, sports and entertainment. Before her time at AOL, Hemal served as the online managing editor of the now defunct D.C. Style magazine. She got her start in digital journalism as one of the early editors of the popular blog DCist.com and eventually went on to serve as managing editor there. Hemal graduated from James Madison University with a double degree in Media Arts and English. She has an MA in English Lit and Cultural Studies from George Mason University. When not working, Hemal spends her free time running and tackling DIY projects around her new home.
  • David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication, American University (@darthcheeta) - Professor David Johnson is an American University professor specializing in digital journalism, interactive storytelling and convergence media. Before coming to AU, Johnson was chief technology officer of Scripps Media Center in Washington DC. He is also a founding member of the Media Bloggers Association. Johnson currently sits on the New Media Committee and Broadcasting Task Force at the National Press Club and consults frequently on niche and community site development. Follow him at @darthcheeta.
  • Andrew Pergam, J-LAB (@pergam) - Andrew Pergam is an award-winning journalist and is now editorial director at J-Lab. A former television reporter and digital newsroom leader, has taken a keen interest in local online news and the future of journalism as a whole. He has won numerous awards for his broadcast reporting and recognition for his involvement in community organizations. At J-Lab, Pergam works with J-Lab grantees, commissions and edits training modules for the Knight Citizen News Network, helps reward innovations in journalism, and builds more resources for professional and citizen journalists who are launching news initiatives in their communities.
  • Frank Torres, Digital Media Leader, NBC 

Sunday April 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
SIS Room 120 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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