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*The following media & career workshop might be of interest to scholars and
practitioners examining social media. Please share widely. *
*CFP deadline: February 15, 2017 *

*Centre for Ecological, Social, and Informatics Cognitive Research

Inaugural *Moving Forward* International Conference

*Moving Forward: Where is the Journalist in Social Media?*

*Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado June 23-24, 2017*

*Featured Media Workshop *

“Finding Your Voice: Being Heard in the Press Rather than Being Part of the
Herd” @esicore

On May 7, 2004, *The New York Times *printed: “Most people, having given up
on getting a set of unadorned facts, align themselves with whichever spin
outlet seems comfortable.” In this two-hour workshop, participants will
learn how the traditional news media industry works and how to be heard by
press outlets and fellow citizens. Those in attendance will also learn how
to deal with social media news consumers who often operate without a
complete informational picture. Find out how to be both a critical consumer
of the news and an active participant in societal debates in this
innovative workshop.

*Key Speakers*

*Josh Nathan* graduated from Northwestern University, Magna cum Laude, in
Journalism before spending 10 years working on-air as a television reporter
and a National Weather Association certified meteorologist. His final
position in TV was with the NBC affiliate in Hawaii, where he was also
finishing his graduate degree. A professor with The Art Institutes in
Critical Thinking and Communication, he began teaching for the University
of Colorado Denver last year. He serves as an Academic Critic for the
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and is co-chair of its NYC
2017 conference. Quoted on a variety of subjects in international forums
with several journal publications to his credit, Nathan wrote his first
book about the ways in which news changes the collective memory of events,
altering historical narratives. His second book, *Too Mad to Trust *(2015),
was a departure aimed at curbing rising communicative disorders in
children, and he is currently completing his PhD in Education and Human
Resource Studies at Colorado State University.

*William Huddy* earned his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the
University of Denver (2012).  Prior to academia, Huddy worked as a
journalist and anchored television newscasts in Colorado Springs, Colorado,
El Paso, Texas, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Fort Myers, Florida. He’s a
Past-President (2007) of the Rocky Mountain Communication Association, and
an active member of the National Communication Association since 2001. He
teaches Political and Campaign Communication, Communication Research and
Theory Building, Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking at
Metropolitan State University of Denver (since 2013), with a research focus
on student engagement and communication activism.  His most recent
publication came from the Sept. 2-3, 2015 Centre for Media and Celebrity
Studies Conference presentation of his paper, “Corporate Colonization and
the Myth of Authentic Journalism.”

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