Leaders talk social media at CSU Speaker Series

Leaders talk social media at CSU Speaker Series

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The way you get your news is changing, so what will media look like in the future?

That was one of the main issues discussed Tuesday night, at the Columbus State University Communications department's kickoff of its Fall 2015 Speaker Series.

There was a big crowd at Legacy Hall inside the River Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus.

They listened to several speakers - from a Macon newspaper editor and UGA journalism professor, to leaders with local tourism and the Chamber of Commerce.

Some talked about how many people still watch news on TV, but a quickly growing number are getting that information immediately on social media and smart phone apps.

"There is always going to be a craving for local news and information, it's just we have to able to deliver that for everyone on their terms," Raycom Media Digital Content Corporate Director Glen Hale said. Raycom Media is the parent company of WTVM.

In conjunction with this event, CSU also awards a $1,000 Speaker Series scholarship to a deserving communication major next fall.

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