UPDATE: Due to the impending snowstorm, the Press Club is postponing this event until further notice. Board members are hoping to reschedule a week from Monday.
The Kansas City Press Club is hosting a forum on the intersection of social media and journalism this Monday at the offices of Kansas City Hispanic News, 2918 Southwest Blvd. It starts at 7 p.m.
From the Press Club:
Evolving technology today puts news at our fingertips. Emergencies unfold on television as the media are there reporting from a tradegy or a school lockdown.Coverage unfolds on Facebook and Twitter as people post what is happening in emergency situations. As a journalist, how much should we use social media to report what is happening? The Plaza explosion is a current example how reports were going out over people’s Twitter and Facebook. As journalists do we use social media for research or do we report what people have posted as facts in our coverage?
Join us on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Hispanic News offices, 2918 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MIssouri 64108.
Panelist for the program are: Jeff Lanza, retired FBI agent, author and speaker
Sarah Clark, Fox4News Interactive content producer
Bill Smith, 41 Action News, director of new Media
Mike Throop, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications