Setting or Chasing the Agenda: Who Controls the News?

Hosted by Associated Press

wednesday, February 25, 2015

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Highline Stages - EXPLORE

Historically, readers and viewers have passively looked to news organizations to set the agenda for community conversation, discourse, debate and eventual action. In recent years, many citizens have looked to social media and its more vocal and active community members (influencers) to set the community agenda.

How might news organizations (new and old) keep a sense of substance and gain useful community insights from social media without falling victim to hype and hyperbole? Join us as we mine new research on this evolving challenge.

Speakers:

  • Lou Ferrara – Vice President and Managing Editor, Associated Press
  • Lisa George – Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College
  • Elizabeth Spiers – Founding Editor of Gawker and former Editor in Chief of the Observer
  • Miklos Sarvary – Head of the Media Program, Columbia Business School
  • Tom Namako – News Assignment Editor,  BuzzFeed News
  • David Reiter – Vice President, Newsgathering, ABC News
  • Francesco Marconi – AP Strategist
  • Randy Picht – Executive Director Reynolds Journalism Institute

Event Location



Social Media Week

Setting or Chasing the Agenda: Who Controls the News?

February 25, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hosted by Associated Press




Lou Ferrara

Lou Ferrara

Vice President and Managing Editor, The Associated Press

Lisa George

Lisa George

Media Economics Professor , Hunter College

Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi

Strategist, Associated Press

Tom Namako

Tom Namako

News Assignment Editor, Buzzfeed News

Randy Picht

Randy Picht

Executive Director, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

David Reiter

David Reiter

VP of Newsgathering and Domestic Managing Editor, ABC News

Miklos Sarvary

Miklos Sarvary

Head of the Media Program, Columbia Business School

Elizabeth Spiers

Elizabeth Spiers

Digital Media Expert & Writer, Gawker, Breaking Media.