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Sree Sreenivasan Keynotes 65th Ethics Institute in Media

Washington and Lee University’s 65th Ethics Institute in Media presents keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan on March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre, Elrod Commons. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sreenivasan is a leading social and digital media consultant and trainer, who works with nonprofits, startups, companies and executives from around the world.

The title of his talk is “Common Sense in Uncommon Times: Lessons for the Digital and Physical Worlds.”

He has served as chief digital officer of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University, where he was a full-time professor of journalism for more than 20 years. Sreenivasan has taught a course on entrepreneurship at Columbia for four years with Ken Lerer, the co-founder of Huffington Post, chairman of BuzzFeed and co-founder of venture firm LererHippeau.

Sreenivasan also had an extensive television career, working as an on-air tech expert for the three largest NYC stations and as a freelance U.S. correspondent for NDTV, India’s most influential network.

In 2015, Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business and in 2010, he was named one of the 35 Most Influential People in Social Media by the Poynter Institute.

He has a B.A. in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

The talk will be streamed live online at https://livestream.com/wlu/ethics-sreenivasan.

It is sponsored by the Knight Program in Journalism Ethics and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.