The third annual summit, titled “New Technologies + New Generations = The Media of the Future,” focused on evolving media outlets and consumers. SUNY Oswego alumnus Al Roker, the weatherman and host for NBC’s “Today” show, served as moderator for a panel of national figures on Oct. 17.
Panelists were Paul Condolora, senior vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network New Media; Geraldine B. Laybourne, founder, chair and chief executive officer of Oxygen Media; Doug McMonagle, regional director of Inergize Digital Media; Shelly Palmer, managing director of Advanced Media Ventures Group and president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and Russell Quy, executive producer of advanced media for TWI Interactive.
The Media Summit was founded through the generosity of Louis A. Borrelli Jr., chief executive officer of NEP Broadcasting and a 1977 Oswego graduate. This year, Roker provided additional funding, with future versions of the summit to be named after O’Donnell, a seminal figure in the college experiences of both Borrelli and Roker. O’Donnell’s family was present for an emotional renaming ceremony immediately following the summit in the Sheldon Hall ballroom.
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PHOTO CAPTION: WRVO recording—Mark Lavonier (foreground) of the WRVO stations records SUNY Oswego’s Media Summit on Oct. 17. WRVO will air the event at 3 p.m. Saturday.
(Posted: Oct 18, 2007)