Tuesday, August 5, 2008
2008 Digital Media Summit IRTS/Disney
Once again, I find myself in the midst of an exceptional opportunity. I am participating in the International Radio Television Society's Faculty Fellowship to attend a Digital Summit sponsored by Disney. I'm one of nearly 60 professors from across the country. Walt Disney clearly recognizes that two critical areas that will greatly impact the future are technology and diversity. As a matter of fact, Robert Mendez, Senior Vice President for the Disney ABC Television Group noted that there is a approximately 300 million people in the US and one-third, 100 million are people of color. For any corporation, community, college or civic entity to ignore this glaring reality is beyond ignorant. We can't take any pictures, so text will be our mode of communication for now. I'll try to keep you posted.