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Tuesday, April 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Social Media vs. Legacy Media in the New Multi-Gated Media Landscape

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Recent dramatic, far-reaching, and viral news events, including the Syrian crisis, Ferguson, ISIS, the Olympic games, or the ALS campaign, had gatekeepers – from journalists to strategic communicators – look for alternative ways to inform their audiences and influence the public agenda. This panel aims to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the new multi-gated media landscape, to identify the most influential gatekeepers, and to ascertain the reach and effects of this emerging flow of information.
Moderator: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University
Panelists: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University; Social Media and Foreign News: How CNN used Twitter to Cover the Syrian Crisis
Skye Cooley, Mississippi State University; Audra Gines, Mississippi State University; ISIS and Recruitment Using Social Media
Jacob Groshek, Boston University; Network Analysis of Broadcast Networks: An Analysis of Gatekeepers in Social Data
Michael Boyle, West Chester University; L. Meghan Mahoney, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ellen Santa Maria, West Chester; Social Media Platform Promotion & the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Games
Tang Tang, University of Akron; Who Threw the Ice on Your Head: Understanding Social Media Use and Community Participation via an Ecological View

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 10

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