Social News: SMCSFO Presents Social Media & Journalism
Tue. September 25 2012
6:30pm - 9:00pm
It's a social world and with a 24/7 news cycle, social media is reshaping the journalism industry. So, how has social media helped or hindered reporting? How has citizen journalism affected the news cycle? What are the biggest challenges facing journalism when it comes to social media? And, what might the future of journalism look like?
Join SMCSFO Tuesday September 25, 2012, for a stimulating discussion on Social Media and Journalism! Tickets at $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Get yours NOW!
As always at SMCSFO events, there will be networking, and DELICIOUS food and drinks provided!
6:30 - 7:00 PM: Networking and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Panel
8:00 - 8:30 PM: Audience Q&A
8:30 - 9:00 PM: Networking
Harry McCracken, Editor At Large, TIME
Harry McCracken is an editor-at-large for TIME. He covers personal technology for the magazine and for TIME.com. Prior to joining TIME, he was the founder and editor of Technologizer, an award-winning independent blog that is now part of TIME.com, which he founded in 2008. He also spent fourteen years at PC World, the world’s largest computing publication, where he served as editor in chief of the magazine and website from 2004 until 2008. McCracken is a winner of American Business Media’s Timothy White Award. He was honored as one of min’s 21 Most Intriguing People and on Folio’s Folio 40 list of media movers and shakers. TechRepublic said he was the #1 techie to follow on Twitter, and Kiplinger Personal Finance named him as the best tech gadget guru.
Annie Scudder, Editor, SugarInc.
As the editor of TresSugar.com, the PopSugar Network's culture site, Annie responsible for producing, editing, and marketing original content and managing a team of writers covering topics ranging from relationships to politics. Annie helped conceive and launch the site in 2009, and has been responsible for growing its audience significantly. In 2007, Annie joined Sugar Inc. to launch its politics and news website (CitizenSugar). She was responsible for the site’s voice and marketing. She attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention as credentialed press and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
Sean X Cummings, Writer (Huffington Post, iMedia, New York Times) + Founder, SXC Marketing
Entrepreneurial marketing executive, Digital Strategist, and trusted Social Media advisor, Sean X has been at the forefront of digital for over a decade. From his work as an agency creative and digital strategist for major brands (Nike, American Airlines, MSNBC, Playboy, Hyatt, Corona,) to his work client-side (American Express,) and running marketing globally for Ask.com. Noted for his inspirational style and ability to motivate employees and management to think and operate differently, Sean X is actively sought after as a dynamic speaker, presenter, writer and digital strategic thinker.
Tom Foremksi, Publisher, Sillicon Valley Watcher
Tom Foremski is a former Financial Times journalist. He has been covering Silicon Valley since his arrival from London in 1984. In May 2004 he became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper to make a living as a journalist blogger, publishing Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business and culture of innovation. Tom’s understanding of diverse technologies and his access to global business leaders, make him one of the most prominent media influencers in the technology world.
Moderator: Morgan McLintic, US Executive VP, LEWIS PR
Morgan oversees LEWIS PR’s US region. He joined the agency in 1996 from pharmaceutical giant, GSK, and as part of the executive team grew LEWIS to be the largest tech PR firm in the UK. In 1998, Morgan founded the LEWIS US operations, now one of the top ten technology PR firms (O’Dwyer’s) and the Technology Agency of the Year (Holmes Report). Based in San Francisco, CA, Morgan has been a speaker at events for AlwaysOn, MIT / Stanford VLABs, OnHollywood, PRSA, Social Media World Forum and WITI. Morgan was ranked by PRWEEK as one of the ’40 Under 40’ in 2009. He hosts blogs about PR and performance and photography.