STC Rochester Program Meeting: New Media Laws and Landscape, Nov. 8

The changing landscape of media has blurred the lines between and amongst media functions, effects, and effectiveness. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to yFrog, the levels and scales of human interaction have been changed forever.

Save the date, Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST), to explore how can we make the most of this avalanche of new media in a world still anchored by old media.

STC Rochester Council invites you to interact with our local media guru, Tom Proietti, as he discusses the topic, New Media Laws and Landscape. Come spend a fun evening rediscovering this subject that touches all of our lives. Expect to be poked, prodded, texted and twittered! Bring along your iPad or other smart device.

Presenter: Tom Proietti
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Venue: Towpath Café, 6 North Main Street, Fairport, NY 14450 (Phone: 585.377.0410)

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RSVP: Please register by Wednesday at noon on November 7th. After that, please contact Jackie Paterson at


Tom ProiettiTomProietti is Professor of Communication at Monroe Community College and former Chair of the Communication Department there. He has also recently been named Visiting Scholar in New Media at St. John Fisher College.

Tom is a former newspaper, radio and TV journalist, and an advertising and cable TV executive who spent nearly five years with Time Warner Communications/Greater Rochester Cablevision as Vice President of Marketing and Programming.

He was the founder of the Communication/Journalism programs at St. John Fisher College where he taught for 12 years (1968-1980). His recent appointment at Fisher caps his career with an exclamation point.

He is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University where he received his Master of Science degree in radio/TV/film. Tom has been a long-time advocate for media literacy.