BSU, Howard Host First Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop
Bowie State University’s Department of Communications and Howard University’s School of Communications hosted the first Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop on the campus of BSU on Sept. 22 and 23.
Various panelists discussed social media’s advantages and disadvantages with topics from “Social Networth: Twitter as a Valuable Tool for Research, Academia, and Industry” to “Social Media’s Social Responsibility.”
“This conference was engaging and informative,” said Shanice Grooms, a graduate student at BSU.
Keynote speaker J. Charles Sterin, who is an author, television producer, director, videographer, and journalist, discussed teaching universities and college-age students about social media. The panelist shared with the audience the importance of sending the right message using the right mediums.
Demetris Mayberry, another graduate student from BSU said, “The workshop was very informative and the presentations were dynamic.”
Nearly 78 percent of undergraduate students and 12 percent of graduate students participated in the conference. Many graduate students helped with arranging the conference and promotions.
“I look forward to next year’s conference,” said Paola Rodriguez, also a graduate student at BSU.