Poynter, TEDx Tampa Bay Team Up For Media Talks

The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg will host an innovative and interactive one-day event on Oct. 28th to discuss the future of journalism and media.

The event, known as TEDx Poynter Institute will feature leaders in media, as well as representatives of the business community. These leaders along with event attendees will discuss and analyze the changing landscape of journalism and the media.

“With journalism the way it is today, anyone can be a publisher,” says Ellyn Angelotti, event organizer and Poynter Institute faculty in digital trends and social media. “It’s important that the journalistic values are not diminished in the future. I think it’s important that publishers find the right tools that are available to tell stories that are cognizant of the journalistic fundamentals of the past. ”

In addition to discussing the future of journalism, social media will also be a hot topic at the TEDx Poynter Institute event.

“Social media has completely changed the role of journalism because it's enabled us to go from a passive publication cycle where people of news organizations were the only ones to share and report news, where now anyone can,” Angelotti says. “Social media has taken us from a one-way publication into a multiway publication. ”

The event is interactive and all discussions will be live-streamed and recorded. A Tweetup, where those who Twitter meet face-to-face, will follow the event.

The TEDx Poynter Institute event will be Oct. 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 801 Third Street S. in St. Petersburg. Sponsors include St. Petersburg College, Bright House and 83 Degrees Media.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter Institute

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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