Grass Roots Health: How social media has changed us

Podcast featuring UC social media expert Jeffrey Blevins

In a special Mother’s Day podcast, sponsored by the 1795 Group, the guest speaker was Jeffrey Blevins, PhD, professor in the Department of Journalism and the School of Public and International Affairs.

The podcast host is Tim Jordan at the University of Toledo and explores the role of social media in modern society.

“The first thing I like to announce to my students…is that there is no such thing as privacy,” when it comes to social media, Blevins says in his introduction on the topic. He also gives tips on how to protect yourself in the social media realm.

Dr. Blevins joined the UC faculty 12 years ago and has become a leading scholar in U.S. telecommunication law and policy, and critical political economy theory. He is the co-author of “Social Media, Social Justice and the Political Economy of Online Networks.” He is a trusted media resource, and he has provided expertise on electronic media regulation and Federal Communications Commission policymaking to international, national, regional and local news media.

The interview begins at the 9:58 mark.

Featured image by Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand. 

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