Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies

Communication Symposium

A part of the Communications Program

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Social Media Symposium - February 27, 2014


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A New Symposium Series on Social Media

Each spring semester, USI’s Department of Communications and the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies present a Symposium on the impact of social media on communications.

Recent keynote speakers include Jamaison Schuler, APR, and Steve Radick.

Jamaison SchulerSchuler, a 1998 graduate of USI, spoke in 2011 on “Companies on Twitter: Keeping the Social in ‘Social Media.’” He is a manager in corporate communications at the nation’s largest dairy company, Dean Foods in Dallas. Named one of PRWeek magazine’s 2010 40 Under 40, Schuler has more than 13 years of strategic communications experience in the corporate and consultant settings, most recently working in Indianapolis in Eli Lilly and Company’s Global Product Communications department. A majority of his agency background is with Borshoff, an Indianapolis-based public relations firm.


Radick, keynote speaker in 2010, is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy andSteve Radick technology consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. he is one of the leads for Booz Allen’s social media and Government 2.0 practice, working with clients across the public sector to integrate social media into their organizational strategies. One of his favorite sayings is that “it’s not about the technology, but what the technology enables.” Steve blogs about his approach to public relations and social media on his blog, “Social Media Strategy,” located at

To learn more about how to participate in the annual symposium, contact the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies.

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