Media summit to air on Time Warner Cable, Dish Network

media summitSUNY Oswego’s third annual media summit will air this week on Time Warner Cable and Dish Network.

Recently renamed in honor of the late communication studies Professor Lewis B. O’Donnell, the taped “New Technologies + New Generations = The Media of the Future” will air at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to more than 350,000 Time Warner Cable customers in Central and Northern New York.

It will be seen in Central New York, including Syracuse, Fulton and Oswego, on channel 76. The summit will also be broadcast in Auburn on channel 12; in Cortland, channel 98; in the North Country and in the East Region, including Watertown, Rome, Oneida and Ilion, channel 96; in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake on channel 33 and Ithaca/Candor on channel 59.

Time Warner has also pledged to air the broadcast several times throughout the year on Time Warner Sports (channel 26 throughout most of Central New York); viewers should check local listings for dates and times.

The panel discussion also will air twice on Dish Network’s Universityhouse Channel (9411) on Wednesday, Jan. 16—at 7 and 9 p.m.

The top names in the media industry convened on the SUNY Oswego campus in October to discuss how new technologies and new generations are creating the media of the future. The daylong event featured classroom visits and small discussions with panelists, highlighted by a panel presentation moderated by Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” show, who is a 1976 graduate of SUNY Oswego.

This year’s panelists included Paul Condolora, senior vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network New Media and a 1982 graduate of SUNY Oswego; Russell Quy, vice president and executive producer of IMG Media; Geraldine B. Laybourne, founder, chair and CEO of Oxygen Media; Doug McMonagle, regional director of Inergize Digital Media; and Shelly Palmer, managing director of Advanced Media Ventures Group and president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The media summit was founded in 2005 by Louis A. Borrelli Jr., a 1977 graduate of SUNY Oswego. This summer, Roker provided additional funding to help endow the summit in honor of O’Donnell, who was a mentor to both men.

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(Posted: Dec 24, 2007)