March 25, 2016

Panel to discuss ‘New Trends in the Media World’

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Alumni from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Mass Communication and Media Arts will participate in a panel discussion later this month that examines new industry trends. 

The panel discussion, “New Trends in the Media World,” will feature seven members of the Dean’s National Industry Council, comprised of prominent alumni who advise the college’s dean on long-term goals, identify industry trends and help develop resources for academic programs. Jennifer Fuller, associate director for news and public affairs with WSIU Radio, will moderate the discussion. The event is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., March 31, in the Communications Building, Studio A.

The panelists are:

  • Pamela Bailey, storyteller and content creator, NeighborWorks America, Washington, D.C.
  • Tom Blim, partner with Group SJR
  • Marcia Bullard, retired CEO, editor and president, USA Weekend, and chair, America’s Charities
  •  Janet Barker Evans, senior vice president, executive creative director, Epsilon marketing
  • Bill Livek, executive vice chairman and president, comScore
  • Brian Matsumoto, consumer electronics professional, formerly with Canon USA
  • Robert Ramsey, former vice president and general manager, WCIU-TV, Chicago 

The free event is open to the public, but geared for students in media and business marketing. The panelists will be in town for the council’s annual advisory board meeting. They will share with students and faculty “their personal professional trajectory – how their education at SIU prepared them for their various career paths, advice they can offer students about preparing themselves for the job market, and especially talk about the changing media industries and what it requires to be employable in today’s world,” Dean Dafna Lemish said.