Mark your calendars!  The 13th Dr. Lewis B. O’ Donnell Media Summit will take place Thursday, October 26.  

The 13th Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, titled “Facts, Fiction, Politics and the News,” will take place in SUNY Oswego’s Waterman Theatre 3p.m., Thurs., Oct. 26.  The summit will welcome a panel of distinguished media and political professionals who will dissect the often volatile relationship between politicians, the press and the audiences they serve.  The discussion will tackle government transparency; the use of anonymous sources; the role of social media in political communication; balanced reporting; public distrust of news outlets and elected officials; and the proliferation of partisan and non-legitimate news sources (fake news).  


SUNY Oswego’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts hosts the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit each fall.  It’s a day-long event that welcomes media professionals to campus for engaging conversations about timely, important topics facing media industries and media consumers. The Media Summit was founded in 2005 by Lou Borrelli ’77 and Al Roker ’76.  It is named in memory of their beloved professor, the late Dr. Lewis B. O’ Donnell.

The Media Summit is made possible by SUNY Oswego and SUNY Oswego’s School of Communication, Media, and the Arts.



Moderator Reveal: Benita Zahn

Latest News