Centre for Ecological, Social, and Informatics Cognitive Research (ESI.CORE)
Moving Forward: Where is the Journalist in Social Media?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
June 23-24, 2017
Featured Media Workshop
“Finding Your Voice: Being Heard in the Press Rather than Being Part of the Herd”
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.
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.”