MACOMM Program to Host Fifth SHU Media Exchange
Sacred Heart University will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the SHU Media Exchange with an interactive and lively discussion on money, media and politics. The expert panel will be moderated once again by former NBC and CBS News anchor Faith Daniels and will include:
- Mariane Porges, senior vice president of Standards and Practices at NBC News
- Ebong Udoma, senior reporter at WSHU radio
- Gary Rose, chair and professor of Sacred Heart University’s Government, Politics, and Global Studies department
The event will offer an open forum for the media, politicians and the public and will feature surprise audience panelists. Students in the master’s in communication (MACOMM) program lead and produce this live and entertaining event. The Fifth Annual SHU Media Exchange will take place June 16 at 6 p.m. in the forum at the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, home to the new School of Communication and Media Arts (SCMA).
Professor Joesph Alicastro, who has been advising the event since the start says, “we are very excited to take on the subject ‘Money, Media and Politics’ in this thrilling presidential election year. Each year, our students have produced a first-class event, and this year is no exception.”
In addition to the open forum, the Media Exchange highlights the graduate students and their talents, giving attendees an intensive, hands-on look at what the MACOMM graduate program has to offer. The event also features a reception where industry professionals, alumni and current Sacred Heart students can network and join the conversation.
“The SHU Media Exchange is one of the high points of the year for the School of Communication and Media Arts. This event showcases SCMA’s commitment to providing students with the professional skills they need to survive and thrive in an ever-changing 21st- century communications and media environment,” says SCMA Director and Professor Jim Castonguay.
View a gallery of photos from last year's SHU Media Exchange below.