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September 17, 2012 by Judy Gibbs Robinson

Our study, Imagine the Future: Campus Media in a Digital Age, will get rolling quickly following tonight’s kickoff event featuring Internet visionary Rob Curley.

Next come the four roundtable sessions Sept. 25, Oct. 3, Oct. 15 and Oct. 24.

All four sessions will be in Oklahoma Memorial Union. Times are staggered to allow as many people as possible to attend.

Media technology and use are changing rapidly, and each session will focus on a different aspect of that change and how it affects the OU community:

  •  Sept. 25, 3-4 p.m., Governor’s Room: How do you know what’s going on at OU? This discussion will focus on media offerings and media voids at OU today, with particular attention to how the community currently uses what is available.
  • Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m., Boomer Room: Print vs. digital delivery of news and information. Participants will discuss the merits of print and digital delivery of news, publication frequency, and expectations they have of digital news media.
  • Oct. 15, 7-8 p.m., Boomer Room: The role of social media. This session will give participants a chance to describe how they currently use social media for news and information and to imagine how that might change in the future.

Following the first three sessions, Student Media professional staff will use participant feedback to develop various options (including the status quo) for the future of student-produced campus media. Those options will be presented:


  • Oct. 24: 6-7 p.m., Associates Room: Wrap-up. In this session, participants will be able to “vote” for the options they prefer.


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