New Joe Berman Lecture Series on the “Future of Media” kicks-off Nov. 16


The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University launches a new lecture series this week that examines “The Future of Media.”

The series was created from the endowment money of Joe Berman Professor at Scripps College.

Berman was dean of the College of Education Emeritus from 1995-2002, was a member of the faculty at the Scripps College of Communication, and served as Director of Engineering, Operations and Production at WOUB Public Media. In 1982, he founded the J. Warren McClure School of Communication Systems Management.

The first speaker in this new lecture series will be Merrill Gottlieb, a 2016 graduate of the EW Scripps School of Journalism and Senior Partner Director, Business Development at Insider.

It helps Insider expand its editorial footprint to new and still developing media sites.

While on campus, Gottlieb will meet with students, faculty, and staff at the Scripps College of Communication and Honors Teaching College to give insights into the direction media will take in the coming years.

She will deliver her keynote remarks, Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m. in Schoonover Room 145. This talk is open to the public.

Gottlieb will also share career tips and advice with students and talk to them about the skills they will need to navigate the media landscape of the future.

“It is very fitting that this lecture series on ‘The Future of Media’ be named after Dr. Joe Berman, pioneer of media innovation at Ohio University,” said Thomas Hudson, who was the first Joe Berman Professor of Communications at Scripps College. “Joe was always looking forward and that is the point of this lecture series.”