About the Series

Leading professionals in the communications industry have been arriving annually at Ithaca College for over 15 years as part of the Park Distinguished Visitor Series, funded by the Park Foundation. These media experts inspire both students and members of the greater Ithaca community to put their ideas into action.

David Brooks

New York Times Op-Ed columnist and Author

"Our Lives On-Line: The Challenge of Forging Identities, Relationships and a New Society Through Mobile/Social Media"

Thursday, October 4 2018 at 7:30 PM

Emerson Suites, Campus Center

Brooks writes a bi-weekly OpEd column for The New York Times and he is a regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. His latest book, The Road to Character, explores the road to a deeper inner life and explains why selflessness leads to greater success. His previous books include The Social Animal, On Paradise Drive, and Bobos in Paradise. Brooks worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for The New Yorker, Forbes, The Washington Post, and many other periodicals.

His lecture also serves as the keynote for this year’s Media for Social Responsibility course focusing on The Distraction and Addiction of Digital Media

David Brooks