There’s no denying social media has changed the way the public gets its news; everything must be instantaneous—and, preferably, in 140 characters or less. But how that has changed the way traditional media operates is less known.
Next week, Case Western Reserve University will present “Media Mash-up—How Social Media is Changing Politics and the Media,” featuring Terry Egger, publisher, president and chief executive officer of The Plain Dealer, and Mark Naymik, a political reporter and columnist at Ohio’s largest newspaper.
They will discuss how the Internet and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, are influencing and changing traditional media. The lecture is Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, located on the ground floor of Crawford Hall.
Egger joined The Plain Dealer in 2006 to oversee the overall policy, operation and direction of the newspaper. Previously, he was president and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Egger serves on the executive committee for the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is a board member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Musical Arts Association, Cleveland Museum of Art and United Way of Greater Cleveland. He served as United Way’s board chairman from 2010-12.
Naymik has covered government and political campaigns at The Plain Dealer for more than a decade. He writes a column for the newspaper’s Metro section, blogs and provides regular political analysis to radio and television newscasts.
Naymik is also a co-founder of a film production company that has produced two documentaries, including “Girlfriends Club,” which chronicled the work of a Cleveland school teacher and was named “Best Ohio Short” at the 2011 Cleveland International Film Festival. Before joining The Plain Dealer, he worked at weekly newspapers in Cleveland and Philadelphia.