Watch the following video featuring Mikel Ellcessor, General Manager of WDET in Detroit and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, in which he warns that social media can give us a false sense of connection. He also gives a suggestion for how to make meaningful connections in one's community. Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the effects of globalization on the cultural sector. … [Read more...]
About Mikel Ellcessor
Mikel Ellcessor is a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for You Cultural Leaders. He has been pioneering ways to develop non-traditional public media audiences for over twenty-five years. While heading local programming for WNYC, New York, he was the co-creator of RadioLab and launched public radio‘s first national podcast. Since leaving WNYC, he has launched Radio Milwaukee and engineered WDET‘s turnaround and revitalization. Mr. Ellcessor is a recognized industry leader in the develop- ment of mainstream, multi-ethnic public media and has been at the forefront of creating a vocabulary of highly resonant mediated experiences that engage large audiences and move them to action.