Social Media Smackdown?

Here at Society Matters, we’ve been rather vocal about our admiration of NPR‘s social media strategy and overall business model. (See this and this and this and especially this.)

We’ve also been equally puzzled by our Society’s social media strategy — or lack thereof – and the frightening lack of a sustainable, long-term business model for NGS. (See this and this and this and especially this.)

Which is why we’re very excited about this upcoming event on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 9:30am @ National Geographic headquarters. It’s part of Media 2.0 Day, which is part of Digital Capital Week.

The main event for us: “Social and Traditional Media: How News and Media Organizations are Getting Social and Why They Need To Do It.” Two of the featured speakers: Andy Carvin of NPR & Robert Michael Murray of National Geographic.

You should join us. It’ll be a study in contrasts, and, if moderator Carlos Roig knows his stuff, a lively debate.

It’s also free when you register here — though this particular match-up could easily have been turned into a pay-per-view event.

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