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2010.09.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO Conference to Discuss Changes, Future of Mass Communication Technology

Omaha - What technological advances to media have taken place since the turn of the 21st Century? What can the world expect in the next 10 years?

Those and other questions will be answered through panel discussions and interactive conversations at Omaha 10-10-10, a new communication conference hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Held on the UNO campus and in Omaha Oct. 9-11, national, regional and local experts will lead engaging and frank discussions about the past 10 years of mass communication technology and media across the country, and where the industry is headed during the next decade.

All Omaha 10-10-10 events are open to the public and the campus community. Unless otherwise indicated below or on the conference website (http://omaha10.com), all events are free with the exception of: Saturday morning brunch, $10 for non-NATAS members; Omaha Press Club prime rib dinner, $25; and Monday lunch, $10 for non-students.

Among speakers at the three-day conference:

• Misty Montano – Assignment editor and social media specialist for KCNC-TV CBS4 Denver
• Kevin Torres – Backpack journalist for KUSA-TV 9 News Denver
• Rick Murray – President of Edelman, Chicago
• Kyu Youm – Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, Professor at the University of Oregon
• Scott Heiferman – CEO of Meetup.com

“The New News: Social Media and Backpack Journalism”
Saturday, Oct. 9
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., UNO Thompson Alumni Center (6705 Dodge St.)
Featuring: Misty Montano, assignment editor (KCNC, Denver); Kevin Torres, backpack journalist (KUSA, Denver); and Amy Adams, news director (WOWT, Omaha)
The event is free to National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) members and students; $10 for non-students and non-members. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

“Public Engagement and Public Relations: From Art to Science”
Sunday, Oct. 10
6 p.m., UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
Featuring: Rick Murray, president of Edelman Chicago

“Freedom of the Press More Global Now: The First Amendment in the Internet World”
Sunday, Oct. 10
7:30 p.m., Omaha Press Club (1620 Dodge St., 22nd Floor)
Featuring: Dr. Kyu Youm, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment chair at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Skype Guest “2020” Interview • “Renaissance in Freedom of Expression”
Monday, Oct. 11
9:15 a.m. UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
Featuring: David Mathison, BetheMedia.com

Skype Guest “1010” Interview
Monday, Oct. 11
10 a.m., UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
Featuring: Scott Heiferman, Meetup.com CEO

All events will be streamed live on Ustream and recorded by UNO Television for broadcast on The Knowledge Network (Cox channel 17 and Qwest channel 74). The conference will also use Twitter: follow @omaha101010 and hashtag #Omaha10.

Visit http://omaha10.com/event-details for a complete list of the conference’s events. For more information, contact Jeremy Lipschultz, UNO School of Communication director, at jlipschultz@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2600.

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