When: Thu Jun 4, 2009 2pm to 4pm 

Where: University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication 3502 Watt Way Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281

Event Status: confirmed

Event Description: University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication


Embracing The Digital Renaissance Movement

Thursday, June 4, 2009
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join African American leaders in social and digital media, traditional print, radio and television industries, community journalists, bloggers, and public service broadcasters from the Greater Los Angeles area as we examine the current state of black media and best practices on innovations in online communications.

We will explore how the Internet is being used among different constituencies. We will also discuss the implications of digital and other technologies for the future of reaching communities of color, employment opportunities and the latest in mobile applications. An important aspect of the panel will be to build lasting virtual and real world bridges across the spectrum of organizations and ideas in the public information space.

Streaming the conversation live, the two-hour forum provides an opportunity for media, academia, politicians, business and the technology sector to convene to chart the course African Americans have already embarked on as the Internet re-imagines how society receives news, information and entertainment. The goal is to identify opportunities where these conversations will produce the highest value in the United States and abroad.