Social Media Where is everyone going


Archived Webinar

  • Title:
    Social Media: Where's Everyone Going? 
  • Date:
    Friday, April 13, 2012
  • Time:
    1 p.m. ET
  • Cost:
    Legislators: Free
    Legislative staff: Free
    All others: $89 

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Social Media: Where's Everyone Going? 
Friday, April 13, 2012 
1 p.m. ET/ Noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. PT
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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are too hot for legislatures, legislators and legislative staff to ignore. We discussed the most popular social media sites for getting government information. We also looked at some of the newer social media sites and programs like Google+ and Pinterest, and explored how they could be used as communication tools by state legislatures and legislators. Know the options as you decide how to best communicate with your constituents, the general public and your colleagues. 

Panelist: Meagan Dorsch, director of public affairs, NCSL
Meagan Dorsch is the director of NCSL’s public affairs division. She manages NCSL’s internal and external communications, including the conference’s social media sites. Prior to joining NCSL, she worked as a television news anchor/reporter and producer for both the network and local levels of ABC News. She has also worked with several local chapters of the Special Olympics and the American Diabetes Association with media outreach. Meagan graduated from Briar Cliff University with a degree in mass communications and is currently pursuing her masters in journalism and communication, with an emphasis in public relations from Kent State in Ohio.

Moderator: Gene Rose, executive vice president, Marmillion + Company
Gene Rose is executive vice president at the strategic communications firm of Marmillion + Company, where he assists clients with his experience as a national media director, video producer, speechwriter and journalist. He began his career as a reporter for newspapers in Michigan and Missouri. Following that, he spent nearly 15 years with the Missouri House of Representatives, where he led the legislative chamber’s public information activities. He later directed the National Conference of State Legislatures Communications Division. Members of the National Association of Government Communicators elected Rose to a two-year term as president in 2006. He’s been recognized for writing, video, speech writing and video awards by the National Newspaper Association, the Missouri Press Association, the National Association of Government Communicators and the Telly Awards.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee.

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