Are young people disconnected from traditional concept of news? If so, what are the implications for news organizations going forward?
Those will be two of the topics addressed during our next episode of Studio SPJ on Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Central when our guest will be Paula Poindexter, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Poindexter will talk about her new book, Millennials, News, and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past? (published by Peter Lang.)
Poindexter, who earned her Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University and B.S. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, has been a manager and executive at The Los Angeles Times and a reporter and producer for KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate journalism courses at The University of Texas at Austin, she is president-elect of AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Her book addresses the generation that came of age as the importance of news waned and social media emerged.
This program is sponsored by the SPJ San Antonio pro chapter.