A Day to Go Down In History: Oswego Media Summit '14

This year on October 16, SUNY Oswego will hold its 10th anniversary of the Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit, an event started in 2005 to both excite and inform budding media professionals on campus. Hosting many renowned media professionals, this year's Media Summit is one to go down in history. 

The media professionals being hosted at this year's Media Summit event include:

  • Al Roker '76, weatherman and NBC's "Today" show host
  • Charlie Rose, CBS-TV icon
  • Steve Levy '87, ESPN anchor
  • Connie Schultz, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Dennis Thatcher, president of Mission broadcasting
  • Ken Auletta '63, esteemed author and media critic
  • Louis A. Borrelli '77, Media Summit founder and media industry leader

Here is an itinerary, courtesy of SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley, on the Media Summit events that you can get involved with this year: 

  • Midnight Oct. 15-16, online
    24-Hour Challenge begins toward a goal of 750 gifts to be matched by ESPN anchor and Oswego alumnus Steve Levy
  • 5:30 to 6:45 a.m. Oct. 16, Weather Channel
    Emmy Award winner and Oswego alumnus Al Roker will broadcast his "Wake Up with Al" show live from SUNY Oswego. Exact location to be determined.
  • 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 16, Marano Campus Center and NBC
    Al Roker will broadcast his segments during NBC's "Today" show live from SUNY Oswego. Turn out to cheer him on and get a T-shirt commemorating the occasion.
  • 11:10 a.m. Oct. 16, Auditorium, Marano Campus Center
    Pulitzer Prize winner Connie Schultz, Mission Broadcasting president Dennis Thatcher and ESPN anchor and Oswego alumnus Steve Levy will speak informally and answer questions about the media. Seating is first come, first served.
  • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 16, Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
    Students' opportunity for priority seating for the O'Donnell Media Summit. Please bring your ID. Only students who can stay through the entire program, ending at 4:30 p.m., may sit in preferred floor seating, accommodating about 350. Faculty, staff, general public and other students will be seated in the arena seats, accommodating about 1,000.
  • 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center, and online at oswego.edu
    10th Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit begins with an honorary degree presentation to Charlie Rose of the PBS "Charlie Rose" show, who then joins Al Roker, Pulitzer-winner Connie Schultz, Dennis Thatcher of Mission Broadcasting and esteemed author and media critic Ken Auletta '63 in a discussion of the media today. The program ends with a Presidential Medal presentation to summit founder Louis A. Borrelli Jr. '77.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, lawn near Oneida Hall
    Visiting sculptor Edward Kelly demonstrates an iron pour, key to his fiery art.
  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, online at oswego.edu
    ESPN anchor Steve Levy joins college President Deborah F. Stanley for a live webcast of "The Tomorrow Show," the official kickoff of our $40 million campaign for SUNY Oswego. The show will launch the public phase of "With Passion and Purpose." Students will produce the broadcast, which will highlight Oswego's faculty and students. 
  • 11:59:59 p.m. Oct. 16
    24-Hour Challenge ends