Department Hosts 5th Annual Grunig Lecture
The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland hosted the fifth annual Grunig Lecture on October 23, 2012.
The featured speaker for the Grunig Lecture was Jack Martin of Hill + Knowlton Strategies. His lecture was entitled, “Democratization of Data: From Research to Insights to Effective Communication.” Leading up to the Lecture there was a series of 10 roundtable discussions, where students and visitors were able to interact with leading public relations professionals. Topics ranged from Missteps and Recovery in the Age of Social Media to Communications Challenges and Successes in the Defense, Financial and Hospitality industries. The fifth annual Grunig Lecture was a joint presentation of the University of Maryland, the Institute for Public Relations and the Council of Public Relations Firms.
The event received widespread coverage, including this article in the University of Maryland's Diamondback.
Attending the lecture, at left (from left to right), were Elizabeth L. Toth, chair of the Department of Communication, Professor Emeritus James Grunig, Bonnie Thornton Dill, dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, and Norm Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation.