President of Broadcast Education Association Visits UWG

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dr. Greg Newton, president of the Broadcast Education Association board of directors, will visit the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to share the latest on U.S. law and regulation affecting social media. BEA is the educational arm of the National Association of Broadcasters and brings the most current information, thinking and developments on electronic media to future professionals through education.President of Broadcast Education Association Visits UWG

Newton’s presentation “Social Media and the Law” will offer advice to students and future media professionals about appropriate and legal social media use and activity. His presentation begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Ingram Library Nook.

The National Broadcasting Society-UWG chapter is sponsoring Newton’s visit to enhance the professional development of its members. NBS helps college and university students develop academic, industry and professional knowledge and skills for careers in the mass communications industries. Knowing the expectations, policies and laws surrounding social media presents an ongoing challenge that often extends beyond common sense.

“We decided to bring Dr. Newton to UWG to offer students a different perspective on why it's important to be a member of a nationally recognized student organization,” said Chris Adamson, president of the NBS-UWG chapter. “I hope UWG students will gain a better sense of perspective before posting something questionable on a social media site, especially when making the transition from college life to that first job.”

The Wednesday presentation on social media law and regulation is co-sponsored by NBS-UWG and the West Georgia Public Relations Student Society of America. Admission is free and the campus community is welcome to attend.

Newton teaches and publishes on media management, leadership, law and regulation as an associate professor in the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies.