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Tom Hodson to discuss future of media in Café Conversations


Nowadays, you better be a celebrity to sit front row at the Super Bowl, walk the red carpet at the Grammys, or sit next to the president during his inaugural address. With rapidly evolving media,
these activities may, in the future, be experienced simply by the everyday person with a TV set.

Ohio University Associate Professor of Journalism Tom Hodson will host a Café Conversations discussion titled "The Future of Media" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Baker University Center Front Room.

"Media has changed more in the past five years than it has in the previous 60 years," Hodson said. 

Hodson said media started as a monologue by distributing information to its audience and it has since become a conversation between the media and consumer. He expects the media to become an experience for consumers similar to gaming.

"Most research conducted focuses on what has already happened. We want to flip that on its head and look at what will happen," Hodson said.