The Future of Digital Media Panel

On Sept. 29, 2014, in celebration of dedication day for the Newhouse School’s Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Media Innovation Center, Horvitz Chair Professor Dan Pacheco moderated a panel about the future of digital media. It included an accomplished group of digital media experts including:

  • Kristina Hahn, Head of Consumer Packaged Goods at Google.
  • Ed Wise, SVP of Branded Entertainment at Turner.
  • Mitch Gelman, VP of Product at Gannett Digital.
  • Larry Hryb, Director of XBox Live at Microsoft.

The panel focused on current and emerging trends in digital media, includingthe rise of YouTube as a competitor to television, branded content, the use of virtual reality and gaming to interest younger audiences in journalism, and creating story experiences in the Oculus Rift. You can read press coverage of the panel from the Newhouse web site, The Daily Orange and Syracuse.com. You can also watch the full 90-minute live recording on UStream here:

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

The panel was also covered widely through social media. See what resonated with people in the Twittersphere through this curated Storify by Newhouse graduate student Lauren Cavalli.

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