Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012

ONA LA: OMG @911: #FacingCrisis in Social Media

Social media’s fast becoming the go-to place for all kinds of news – including the bad and dangerous kind. So what happens when disaster strikes? When crime occurs down the street? First-responders, city officials, and law enforcement are now using Facebook and Twitter to issue updates and manage citizen queries. But it’s a relatively young process that the press and the public can help improve.

The question is: How? On Wednesday, March 14th, join KPCC’s Kim Bui (social media editor) and guest panelists who’ll address how social media’s being used by government agencies; what the reaction’s been to online tools; and where journalists and regular people fit in to the info-spreading picture.

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:00pm – Program

Admission is free, but RSVP’s are required. Please RSVP using the link below.


ONA LA discusses the use of social media to react to crises.


Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012