2014: The Financial Market to the Twitter Revolution
Key Topics included:
- Journalists’ coverage of financial markets
- Mainstream and social media’s effects on financial markets
- Social media’s impact on mass communications
- Grassroots campaigns, such as Occupy Wall Street
- Economic inequality
- Personal finance
Key Communication Issues Discussed:
- How effective is the media in terms of its role in informing and educating the public about the financial markets, personal finance, and economic inequalities?
- How do mainstream media outlets and social media affect financial markets?
- How are social media and new technologies influencing traditional media’s coverage of financial and economic news?
- How can social media platforms/applications and campaigns best address these issues?
- What role does a now “active” audience play in shaping conversation around these issues?
Guest Speakers (in person and via skype) included:
- Carl Quintanilla, CNBC's Squawk on the Street Co-Anchor
- Carol Massar, Bloomberg Television and Radio
- Dan Gillmor, founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
- David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author
- Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Finance and International Business, School of Business
- Alexa O'Brien, journalist and digital media strategist
- Calvin Chestnut, Google Glass app developer, IC Student
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