Media Summit Explores 3-D, Mobile Explosion

It’s happening in your car, in your pocket and even in your living room.

A cast of alumni and other industry insiders will ask “Are you ready for the new media?” during the sixth edition of the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit today. Ever-evolving mobile devices and emerging 3-D high definition television technology will certainly be included in the day of discussions which culminates with a panel at 3 p.m.

Award-winning news anchor Benita Zahn, class of 1976, will moderate the panel set to include various new media professionals.

Fellow alumnus Michael Cassidy is founder and CEO of Undertone Networks, a new media advertising agency. He joins National Public Radio social media critic Andy Carvin, 3D HDTV producer Vicki Betihavas and Apple’s Dr. Jon Landis.

Catch the panel live via webcast starting at 3 p.m. today.

All summit participants will visit classrooms throughout the day. In addition, Sony plans a demonstration of 3-D television in a Campus Center classroom on the day of the summit.

Longtime television executive and 1977 Oswego graduate Louis A. Borrelli Jr. founded the summit in 2005 with a leadership gift. Three years ago, he and NBC “Today” show co-host and weatherman Al Roker, class of 1976, provided funding to name it in honor of O’Donnell, longtime chair of Oswego’s communication studies department, who passed away in 2007.

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(Posted: Oct 14, 2010)

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