SHU to Host Third Annual Media Exchange

News Story: May 20, 2014

Sacred Heart University will host its annual SHU Media Exchange on Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. in University Commons. This open forum between media professionals and the public is produced entirely by graduate students in SHU’s Master of Arts in Communication program (MACOMM) under the guidance of faculty. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. 

ESPN Anchor and SHU alumnus Dario Melendez will moderate a discussion focused on the expansion of media and minds in Connecticut’s Creative Corridor. The conversation will be geared towards the growth and success of both media industries and professionals in Connecticut as well as the expansion of SHU’s facilities and course offerings. The panel will include Katie Burke, executive vice president of Marketing and Communications at Nielsen; Ebong Udoma, senior reporter at WSHU; and Paul Pabst, executive producer of the Dan Patrick Show.

In addition to the panel discussion, the SHU Media Exchange provides a valuable networking opportunity for media professionals and MACOMM students. “We received significant input from industry executives and practitioners while we were designing the MACOMM curriculum, and the SHU Media Exchange continues that dialogue while also providing our students with the opportunity to network and join the conversation,” said James Castonguay, director of the MACOMM program. The MACOMM program is part of SHU’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and is an intensive, hands-on approach to graduate education.