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The New Now: Lecture with Gus Carlson

March 28, 2016

Monday, March 28 | 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

In your parents’ day, news meant three things: TV, newspapers, and magazines. But now you have those, plus Facebook, Snapchat, Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp… How do you make sense of that information overload? Who do you trust?

In his talk, “The New Now,” Gus Carlson, executive vice president and Global Chief Communications Officer of Thompson Reuters, will give you an insider’s look at how the media is changing — and how that’s changing us.

There will be a reception with drinks and light food at 5:15, followed by the lecture at 6pm

Co-hosted with the Annenberg School.


About the Speaker: Gus Carlson is executive vice president and Global Chief Communications Officer for Thomson Reuters. In his role, Mr. Carlson is responsible for the global management of the Thomson Reuters brand, which ranks among the 100 most valuable brands in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal and Interbrand. Mr. Carlson is also responsible for the company’s global external and internal communications strategy, including leadership positioning, media relations, government affairs, reputation and crisis management, employee engagement and sponsorships.

He has more than 35 years of experience as an executive for and advisor to major global public corporations and institutions, including Standard & Poor’s, Accenture, Barnes & Noble.com, PaineWebber, and the global public relations agency Hill & Knowlton. Mr. Carlson is also a former business journalist for The New York Times and The Miami Herald, where he was a member of the editorial staff awarded the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for coverage of Hurricane Andrew and its aftermath in 1992.


  • Date: Monday, March 28
  • Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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