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 former 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



— The Power and the Peril of Social Media | Scholars for Life, Central Connecticut State University 

Quote Mark“Adam spoke at our Scholars For Life program and had our senior audience engaged, laughing and awed at what is happening in the world of social media.”

— Christa Sterling, Director of Continuing Education



— 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


—  What is the Future of Social Media? | Presidents’ College, University of Hartford

—  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

In Algorithms We Trust. But Should We? | Avon Public Library

— Navigating the News | Connecticut Old State House

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

#EthicsMatter PRSSA, Quinnipiac University 

How Social Media is Shaping Politics and the Media Presidents’ College, University of Hartford

What Social Media Means to Broadcasters Connecticut Broadcasters Association Convention

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