Discussion: How Social Media are Changing Politics

From the Middle East protests to the Occupy movement to the Vancouver riots, people are sharing their impressions, photos and video through social media. UBC Continuing Studies and the UBC Graduate School of Journalism are hosting a discussion about the role of social media in politics.

Speakers include:
• Frances Bula is a journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region.
• Candis Callison is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC who studies media change, public engagement on complex science and environment issues, and how new media is shaping the efforts and practices of science journalists, scientists, and social movements.
• Tony Roy recently chaired Premier Christy Clark’s online campaign during her successful bid for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party. He is the owner of Virtual Fellow Consulting, specializing in online fundraising and engagement.
• Alexandra Samuel is the director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University, and a principal at Social Signal, a Vancouver-based social media agency.

Date:  Nov. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Info: Register at http://socialmediapolitics-eorg.eventbrite.com/