Society for New Communications Research Announces 2008 Fellows

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The Society for New Communications Research, a global, nonprofit think tank focused on the latest developments in media and communications, today announced its 2008 Fellows. These new Fellows join the Society's existing group of business leaders, scholars, professional communicators, members of the media, futurists and technologists from around the globe. The Society's Fellows collaborate on original research and educational programs focused on the advanced study of emerging trends and developments in media and communications, and their effect on business, professional communications, media and society.

More than 50 outstanding individuals have participated in the Society's unique fellowship program since its inception in 2005

The Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org), a global, nonprofit think tank focused on the latest developments in media and communications, today announced its 2008 Fellows (http://sncr.org/?page_id=76). These new Fellows join the Society's existing group of business leaders, scholars, professional communicators, members of the media, futurists and technologists from around the globe. The Society's Fellows collaborate on original research and educational programs focused on the advanced study of emerging trends and developments in media and communications, and their effect on business, professional communications, media and society.

The 2008 SNCR Fellows include Michael Adolph, a vice president at Fleishman-Hillard Digital; Susan Getgood, principal of GetGood Strategic Marketing Inc., Mark Hannah, an account supervisor, corporate and public affairs at Edelman; Meghan Hindman, a vice president at Dorland Global Public Relations with expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry; Nehul Jagdish Kumar, a journalist with new media expertise based in India; Emily Metzgar a doctoral student in media and public affairs at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication; David Phillips, a PR expert based in the UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; Kaye Sweetser, Ph.D., APR, an assistant professor of public relations at the University of Georgia in the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication; Dr. Mihaela Vorvoreanu, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Clemson University; Brian Solis, principal of FutureWorks and John Yunker, founder of Byte Level Research.

The SNCR also named seven additional Senior Fellows, including Paul Benjou, vice president/director of strategic development, Datran Media; Adrian Chan of Gravity7, a leading thinker on social media and social software design; Francois Gossieaux, president and partner, MarketHum and partner, Corante; Steven L. Lubetkin, APR, Fellow, PRSA and managing partner of Professional Podcasts LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lubetkin Communications. LLC; Albert Maruggi, president of Provident Partners and host of the Marketing Edge podcast; Danny O. Snow, an expert on new publishing technologies and Paavo Vasala, a communications professional currently conducting his research at the University of Oulu, Finland, for his Ph.D.

During 2008, the SNCR Fellows will focus on a wide variety of research initiatives, ranging from exploring the ROI of online press releases to researching the link between customer care and brand in the age of social media, the growing influence of social media in politics and public affairs, web globalization, new trends in the publishing industry, how the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are using social media and new communications, user interaction with social media technologies, new metrics for emerging media, and best practices for using social media in public relations and marketing communications.

The Fellows will also participate in the Society's Education Program, which is designed to provide valuable education and training opportunities to educators and students at colleges and universities, as well as continuing education for communications professionals on social media and new communications. In addition, several of these Fellows will be featured speakers and instructors at the SNCR's upcoming New Communications Forum (http://www.newcommforum.com), which will be held April 22-25, 2008 in Sonoma County, Calif. This event is the premier conference that brings together thought leaders and decision makers to discuss the impact of social media and new communications on media, professional communications, business, culture and society.

"More than 50 outstanding individuals have participated in the Society's unique fellowship program since its inception in 2005," said Jen McClure, executive director, SNCR. "They represent an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in the field of media and communications, and we are extremely fortunate to have them participating in our organization."

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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, culture and society. The Society's Fellows include more than three dozen futurists, scholars, business leaders, professional communicators, members of the media and technologists from around the globe. In addition, the Society's members include a Vendor Council with representatives from more than a dozen leading technology companies and Organizational Affiliates comprising industry associations, research organizations and other leading think tanks. For more information about the Society for New Communications Research, visit http://www.sncr.org or call +1 (650) 331-0083.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION & RESOURCES:

SNCR: http://www.sncr.org
SNCR Launches: http://sncr.org/?p=29
PR Week article: http://www.prweekus.com/PR-experts-back-think-tank-on-media-tools/article/53565/
New Communications Review: http://www.newcommreview.com
New Communications Forum: http://www.newcommforum.com

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