Social media and emerging technology have completely disrupted the media landscape and how we consume information.

As an authority on media-related issues in the news and politics, Adam Chiara can be your guide to understanding a variety of topics in the media ecosystem that we live in. In particular, Chiara often deals with the intersection of social media and politics.

Chiara is a professor of communication and a regular contributor for The Hill. He is frequently interviewed by news outlets for expert commentary and has given speeches on wide-ranging topics related to new media and communication.

Chiara has earned a reputation for offering insight and commentary in a thoughtful and succinct manner.

Past Topics

— Balancing Your Media Diet | STEAM/PASS Program

Quote Mark“Adam’s personable and engaging manner quickly built a rapport with the audience that encouraged them to become part of the conversation. He shared his knowledge in such a way that people gained a greater understanding of this complex topic.”

— Rachael W. Funk, STEAM Event Coordinator


— Want Students to Read Quality News? Have Them Open Up Snapchat | Northeast Media Literacy Conference 

Quote Mark“I was very impressed by Adam’s charismatic and energized approach to starting a conversation with the audience. The research, references, and material he explores are thought-provoking and creative. A very passionate and engaged speaker!” 

— Ryan Eykholt, Attendee 


— Taking Advantage of Social Media UCONN Adult Learning Program 

Quote Mark“Great ideas to apply to enrich our lives.”

“Lots of info – beautifully presented.”

“Engaging, clear explanations, pertinent, well presented.”

— Attendee Survey Responses


—  Social Media: Is it Affecting What You Believe or How You Vote? | TALK

 Social Media and Public Service | Rell Center for Public Service, University of Hartford

— Navigating the News | Connecticut Old State House

Build Your Own Brand on Social Media | Public Relations Society of America Greater Connecticut Chapter

What Social Media Means to Broadcasters Connecticut Broadcasters Association Convention

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