POSTPONED: The Power and the peril of social media
Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.
Social media has transformed communication and impacts our society and daily lives. While many of these changes enrich us, it has also created repercussions. We’ll explore how this new form of communication has changed the world and what may still come from it.
Adam Chiara is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Hartford and is an authority on media-related issues. He is frequently interviewed by news outlets for expert commentary and is a contributor for The Hill, where he writes about social media’s impact on politics and media. Whether in the classroom, on camera, in front of an audience, or in his writing, Chiara draws on his vast experience working in journalism, public relations, and politics.
Early in his career, Chiara was an award-winning journalist who covered stories for several media outlets in the Hartford area. He also did communication work for Yale University’s Rudd Center (now UConn Rudd Center) and Universal Health Care Foundation. In addition to journalism and public relations, Chiara has a background in politics, public policy, and legislative process from the time he spent managing political campaigns and working at the Connecticut General Assembly.
Chiara earned a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University.