Social Media: Is It Community Media and How Do We Leverage It?

Date and Time: 
2015 Nov 23 - 11:45am
Session: 
2
Stream 2: New Technologies

Moderator Professor Fen McElvey of Concordia will consider whether 'social media' platforms such as Yik Yak and Facebook
are properly speaking "community media" platforms in and of themselves, or whether they should be viewed as adjuncts to
community media. For example, "Does community media have to serve a general audience to be
community media?" "What elements make community media community media?" "If social media platforms don't teach
media literacy skills, but only provide a particular distribution outlet, are they community media platforms?"