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Panel Discussion: Social Media for the Working Journalist

09/19/12     Chicago, IL

AHCJ chapter eventThe Chicago chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists is planning an event to help you make the most out of Twitter and other social media.

Join us for a discussion of how to use Twitter and other social media to find sources, generate story ideas, promote your work and keep up with the competition.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6:30 program start
Location: Columbia College Journalism Department, Room 219
33 East Congress, southwest corner of Wabash and Congress, under the L tracks

Panelists:

  • Christine Cupaiuolo is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in politics, culture and gender. She currently covers women’s health and public policy for Our Bodies, Ourselves and is managing editor of the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book. She is also an editor of Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, an online publication supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Twitter: @cmc2

  • Ashlee Humphreys is an assistant professor in the Integrating Marketing Communications program at the Medill journalism school at Northwestern University. She studies online communities and how consumers interact with companies and other consumers. Her background in marketing and PhD from the Kellogg School of Management will give us a fresh perspective on development of norms and institutions in social media. @ProfHumphreys

  • Asher Klein is the editorial assistant at the Chicago Reader, where he mans the Twitter and Facebook feeds, with 38,000 followers and 13,000 subscribers respectively. He also uploads the Reader's print articles to the web and sometimes writes and reviews. An occasional freelancer, Asher wrote a profile of Austan Goolbee in July for his University of Chicago alumni magazine. Twitter: @Chicago_Reader

  • Kimber Solana, web producer at The Medicare NewsGroup, implements the organization's social media strategies on Facebook and Twitter. Twitter: @MedicareNewsgrp

Please RSVP to AHCJ_Chicago@mac.com so we can get an estimate for refreshments.