Last week I had the pleasure of attending a CNN Dialogues event held at The Ray Charles Performing Arts Center of Morehouse College in Atlanta (October 12, 2011).
CNN, the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference of Emory University, and the National Center For Civil and Human Rights, partnered for the second version of the series designed to provoke thought and dialogue on various subjects.
The topic of the evening? “Living in the Age of Social Media – the Good, the Bad, and the Surprising.”
Since I consider myself somewhat of a “social media strategist,” it piqued my interest to hear what others felt on a subject that I hold so near and dear to my heart.
CNN anchor Don Lemon facilitated a dynamic discussion on the subject of social media between the following four social media-savvy panelists:
Maggie Jackson, journalist and author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & the Coming Dark Age (2008)
Shaun King a self-described ‘techie-humanitarian’ who is founder of Courageous Church, as well as the founder of the social media humanitarian aid site, TwitChange
Baratunde Thurston, comedian, co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics (a blog targeting politically-minded African-Americans), and director of digital for The Onion (a multi-media platform for satirical news and information)
Pete Wentz, musician and lyricist for the rock band, Fall Out Boy, record label manager, and co-founder of the group Black Cards.