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2018 Communications Symposium to address terrorism and social media

2018 Communications Symposium to address terrorism and social media

2/19/2018 | University Communications
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The 2018 University of Southern Indiana Communications Symposium will feature “Responding to Terrorism in the Digital Age,” a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Madden, assistant professor of journalism and strategic media at the University of Memphis, at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22 in University Center Room 2217. Madden’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Madden served as a full-time researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, a department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. During this time, she helped to develop a FEMA-accredited risk and crisis communication training and conducted research on FEMA's Wireless Emergency Alert system.

She is currently a member of the Social Media Committee for the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Madden earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and master’s and doctoral degrees in communication from the University of Maryland.

Madden also will deliver the keynote address, entitled “The Dark Side of Social Media,” at the 2018 USI High School Media Day Friday, February 23 to assembled high school and middle school journalists and journalism instructors.

The USI Communications Symposium is a program of the USI College of Liberal Arts, Communications Department and the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies. For more information, contact Alexis Best at adbest@eagles.usi.edu. Those interested in attending are encouraged to receive updates at calendar.USI.edu/event/social_media_symposium.

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