Creative Professionals from "Stay Tuned" to Participate in Panel Discussion on New Media and Social Engagement

"Stay Tuned" is a live television show on the Nine Network of Public Media.  Each episode focuses on a topic and uses television, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ hangouts to discuss the subject. The show invites community members and experts to discuss the topic in-studio while audience members participate on social media (#StayTunedSTL).

The show's associate producer, Margaret Enright, will explain the show's strategy and vision. Ed Reggi, the show's digital strategist, will discuss how "Stay Tuned" has integrated social media into the show, and the show's host, Casey Nolen, will compare the format of "Stay Tuned" with traditional live broadcasts.Stay Tuned Host Casey Nolen

The panel discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25th in the University Center Sunnen Lounge.

Webster University's School of Communications is collaborating with Nine Network on a unique classroom experience that allows students in the class to work with the producers of "Stay Tuned."

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to interact with working professionals. It's great for the School of Communications to partner with the Nine Network. They are an innovative organization producing quality programs and 'Stay Tuned' is a bold experiment in bringing the town hall experience into the social media age” said School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler about the collaboration.

Spring 2013 is the first semester the class has been offered. The class (MEDC 3150/EPMD3000) will be offered again in fall 2013.

The School of Communications and Webster University's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will sponsor the panel.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global communications field. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate programs, five graduate degree programs and 12 minors cover the wide array of communications specialties and are taught by faculty who are theorists and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are routinely recognized for their professional accomplishments.


With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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