Two Herbert School Alumni Head to Salzburg to Participate in Global Conference
Cohen’s next Hofstra reunion would occur 4,100 miles away, in Salzburg, Austria.
Since 2007, the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change has worked to build digital forums around critical challenges for society. This July, the academy hosts its annual three-week program to connect innovators and influencers across disciplines.
Around the theme of “Re-Imagining Journalism: News and Storytelling in an Age of Distrust,” the event has brought more than 75 participants from 30 countries to convene in Salzburg. Two of those 75 are major influences in the world of digital media — who just happen to be Hofstra graduates.
photos courtesy of Salzburg Global Seminar
Cohen is joined by Ryan Broderick ’11, deputy global news director of BuzzFeed, who served as a guest scholar for the event, and delivered his perspective on the decline of trust in media organizations.
When the academy concludes in early August, Cohen and Broderick will be among the more than 36,000 Fellows who have come together at the Salzburg Global Seminar Program since 1947.
Their work together will help a growing movement to dispel fake news and bolster the irreplaceable role of journalism, storytelling and media on society.
BuzzFeed’s @broderick presented on bot farms, fake news, digital culture, and internet journalism at @SalzburgGlobal this morning. It was also a great @HerbertSchoolHU reunion in Salzburg. #SGSmedia @HofstraU pic.twitter.com/q0J8P65wF3
— Jamie Cohen (@NewandDigital) July 24, 2018