UT hosts Social Media Week

UT hosts Social Media Week

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(Source: Facebook) UT is hosting its annual Social Media Week March 31-April 4. (Source: Facebook) UT is hosting its annual Social Media Week March 31-April 4.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Students at the University of Tennessee will engage in conversation this week surrounding issues in a digital age.

The College of Communication and Information is hosting a week-long series of panels, workshops and sessions. It begins Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will kick off the week with a special proclamation Monday. Then, the mayors will take part in a panel titled "Using Social Media in the Political Arena." That discussion will be moderated by 6 News Anchor Gene Patterson.

Other speakers include Chris Geidner, legal editor at BuzzFeed, Ben Shields, social media director for ESPN, and Paul Finebaum, sports radio and TV personality as well as University of Tennessee alumni.

For a full schedule, you can visit the event's website here. Organizers also have a Facebook page.

WATE-TV 6 News is one of the event sponsors.

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