Join us Thursday, Sept. 20 at noon at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge for a panel discussion with JR Ball, Amy Jeffries and panel moderator Mary Ellen Slayter on how journalists have embraced the world of social media, when they did so and how technology, especially social media, has changed the way they do their jobs.
More about JR Ball:
JR Ball, originally from Baltimore, is currently the Executive Vice President of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. JR joined the Business Report in 1999 and is one of its most popular columnists. A graduate of LSU, JR worked at Tiger Rag Magazine from 1986 to 1996 and for the Baton Rouge Bombers minor league soccer team before joining the Business Report.
More about Amy Jeffries:
Amy Jeffries is the News Director at WRKF in Baton Rouge. Amy started her career in public radio at WNPR in Hartford, CT more than a decade ago. How did this yankee end up in Louisiana? Hurricane Katrina. NPR flew her in to help WRKF cover the aftermath of the storm while she was still based in the North. Here she found her journalistic calling. After getting a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley and taking a detour through online media as a local editor for Patch, she finally returned to public radio and to Baton Rouge in January, 2012.