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2010.02.15 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Media Consultant, Author to Speak at UNO Feb. 26

Omaha - Internationally known speaker, publisher and media consultant David Mathison will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Friday, Feb. 26.

Mathison will present "Social Media, Sustainable Journalism and Key Tools for Change" at 2 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center with a reception following. The presentation and reception are open to the public.

He also will meet with students at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 26 in the School of Communication faculty office area, Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 107. In addition, he will meet with school faculty to discuss social media and curriculum changes.

Mathison also will appear at Creighton University on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a skill-enhancing seminar sponsored by the Omaha Press Club Foundation. He will speak at 9 a.m. on "Changing the Media Landscape" in Room LO2 at the Reinert Memorial Library. At 10:30 a.m., a hands-on session on convergence will be offered through the Creighton department of journalism Apple Training Center in Rooms 204 and 205 of Hitchcock Communication Arts.

Participants can register by sending an e-mail to omahaprodev@yahoo.com. A registration form with further instructions will be provided within 24 hours. The cost of the workshop is $25 for professionals and $10 for full-time students. Participants can also register the day of the event at 8:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Reinert Library. Parking will be available on the upper level of the parking garage on the east side of 24th Street.

Mathison is the author of "Be the Media" (http://BeTheMedia.com), a handbook on how artists, journalists and others can create and promote art, a message or a platform for community-based media. He is the chairman and CEO of natural E creative, a diversified media company. Mathison is the former CEO of Kinecta Corp. and former vice president of syndication for Reuters.

For more information contact Jeremy Lipschultz, UNO School of Communication: jlipschultz@unomaha.edu or (402) 203-7247.

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