Society for New Communications Research to Announce Latest Research Findings and Award Winners at Inaugural Symposium and Gala November 1 - 2, 2006 in Boston, Mass

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The Society for New Communications Research, a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging modes of communication and their effect on media, business and society, will hold its inaugural Research Symposium & Awards Gala on November 1 – 2, 2006 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Mass. The event will feature a keynote presentation by veteran journalist and new media expert Paul Gillin, as well as the presentation of the Society’s first research projects and the unveiling of the first issue of the Journal of New Communications Research. In addition, the event will honor excellence in the use of new communications models and solutions by professionals, businesses and academics from around the world through the first SNCR Awards program.

The Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org), a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging modes of communication and their effect on media, business and society, will hold its inaugural Research Symposium & Awards Gala on November 1 – 2, 2006 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Mass. The event will feature the presentation of the Society’s first research projects and the unveiling of the first issue of the Journal of New Communications Research. In addition, the event will honor excellence in the use of new communications models and solutions by professionals, businesses and academics from around the world through the first SNCR Awards program.

On November 1st, the Society will hold a gala where the award winners will be announced and winning case studies will be shared. The SNCR’s awards will recognize innovative organizations and professionals who are pioneering the use of social media (i.e. blogs, wikis, podcasts, collaborative tools and other forms of participatory communications) in the areas of marketing, public relations and advertising, politics, entertainment, academics and community and cultural development.

On November 2nd, the SNCR Symposium will begin with a keynote presentation titled “The New Influencers: How Social Media is Revolutionizing Media and Markets” by SNCR Research Fellow and veteran journalist Paul Gillin, founding editor-in-chief of TechTarget and author of the social media column for Business 2.0 magazine.

Other featured panels and presentations will include:

·    “Corporate Blogging Policy Best Practices,” moderated by SNCR Research Fellow and Best Practices Chair, Mike Manuel of Voce Communications. Panelists will include executives from IBM, EDS and Novell.

· “The Emergence of Blogging in University Admissions and Recruiting,” moderated by SNCR Research Fellow Dan Karleen of Peterson’s, and Rob Pongsajapan of Georgetown University. Panelists will include representatives from The University of Vermont; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ball State University.

· “The State of the Art in Social Media,” presented by SNCR Research Fellow and PR veteran Giovanni Rodriguez

· “What’s the Story with Online? How Storytelling is Still Critical to Marketing in Blogosphere 2.0,” presented by SNCR Research Fellow and board member Kathy Klotz-Guest, Powerfully Funny

· “Podcasts: Download or Broadcast – Legal Implications,” presented by SNCR Research Fellow and board member Elizabeth Fairbanks Fletcher, Esq., Law Offices of Elizabeth L. Fairbanks-Fletcher, PLLC

The full event agenda is available at http://www.sncr.org.

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new communications tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication, and their effect on traditional media, professional communications, business and society. For more information, visit http://www.sncr.org or call (650) 331-0083.

Additional Information & Resources:

SNCR Launches - http://sncr.org/?p=29
PR Week article - http://sncr.org/?p=30
SNCR Awards: http://sncr.org/?p=40,

SNCR Journal: http://sncr.org/?p=39
New Communications Review – http://www.newcommreview.com
New Communications Forum – http://www.newcommforum.com

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