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Social media panel features former Madison mayor

Former Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz will be part of a panel discussion on social media writing at the Writer’s Life Lecture Series event held May 9 at the Downtown campus of the College. The public is invited free of charge.

Cieslewicz, whose blog, “Citizen Dave,” appears on the Isthmus/Daily Page website, will discuss his blogging life as part of the panel discussion that will include local social media journalists and social media managers. The event, focusing on how and why writers of all types use social media today, will be at 7 p.m. in Room 240.

The former mayor will be joined by Nick Heynen, social media coordinator/Web editor for the Wisconsin State Journal; Kristian Knutsen, web editor for Isthmus Publishing; Annie Rubens, social media manager and coordinator of the Social Media Breakfast -- Madison; and Natasha Kassulke, editor of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine and journalism instructor at Madison College.

“These panelists will examine how today’s writer can use social media platforms to elevate public awareness of an issue, [such as] a book, a magazine article, a website, a company or an organization,“ said Larry Hansen, College instructor and panel moderator.  “Of course, we’ll also look at the writing ‘life’ of someone immersed in social media either through a hobby or a career.”

The Writer’s Life Lecture Series is sponsored by the college’s Journalism and Creative Writing Programs.