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Media, Technology, Infrastructure, and Community: Building a Connected Communication Ecosystem for Social Good. March 28 at 3PM. iSchool, Room 4045.

Media, Technology, Infrastructure, and Community Panel Discussion

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iSchool, IHSI, Communication, Advertising, and ICR
iSchool, Room 4045
Mar 28, 2024   3:00 pm  
Register by Mar. 25
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In an era marked by rapid technological advances and evolving societal needs, forging meaningful connections across media, technology, infrastructure, and community is imperative. Join us for a panel discussion to explore how these diverse, yet independent, domains can come together to foster a holistic communication ecosystem that effectively addresses the multifaceted challenges of our times. A reception will follow.

By bringing together distinguished scholars and community leaders from varied fields, this panel seeks to facilitate a dialogue aimed at closing the gaps between academic research, technological advancements, infrastructural growth, and community engagement. Our objective is to highlight collaborative avenues for these sectors to work together, leveraging shared knowledge and resources to cultivate healthy communities that are resilient, just, and equitable, with a vision for a sustainable future. 


  • Joseph Turow, Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Media Systems and Industries at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Itzhak Yanovitzky, Professor of Communication and Public Health and Chair of the SC&I Health and Wellness Faculty Cluster at Rutgers University
  • Julie Pryde, Administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
  • Cherie Avent, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Related events on March 28:
The Institute of Communications Research will be hosting Joseph Turow's talk, "Marketers' Cultivation of Digital Resignation in an AI Media Era" at 12:30 p.m. in 66 Main Library.

The Department of Communication will be hosting Itzhak Yanovitzky's talk, "Health Communication in a Post-Pandemic World: Lessons Learned and Implications to Research and Practice," at 12:30 p.m. in 100 Gregory Hall.

This event is sponsored by the iSchool, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, Department of Communication, 
Department of Advertising, and Institute of Communication Research.

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