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Hurricane Sandy and social media: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University communications expert Vincent Mosco is available to talk about the role of social media during Hurricane Sandy.

Dr. Mosco, who is originally from New York City, can talk about how social media is providing a vital link to information during an emergency, as well as the controversy over people posting fake disaster photos.
“Fake photos aside, social media brought people together and provided a sense of community even as a catastrophic event appeared to be destroying communities,” says Dr. Mosco.

Dr. Mosco is a sociology professor emeritus who specializes in the sociology of communication and information technology and is the author of numerous books on communication, technology and society (including The Political Economy of Communication).

Please note Dr. Mosco is based in Ottawa.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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