The ACT 4 Experience in the Words of Bo Sacks…September 13, 2013
“This is an event that is very important to me, and I have found that it resonates profoundly, not only with the students, but with every professional that attends.”
“As most of the long-term readers of this newsletter know, my dear friend Dr. Samir Husni, who sometimes in some circles is known as Mr. Magazine, is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism, and he is also a Professor at the School of Journalism there at ‘Ol Miss.
Samir and I have been publicly debating the future of this industry since at least 2006 and probably before.
I want you all to know that the Thrilla on Manila is still truly an amazing event to see and is happening three times in a convenient media boxing ring conference near you. I assure you that each of these events will be completely different, with different formats, different subjects of focus, but not without the heat of two respectful, yet formidable adversaries. In general we are always talking about the future of media. To be truthful, if you think about it, that future, would be your future. For me, I look forward to these events with greatest of anticipation. They have been enjoyed over the years by thousands.
But before we get to the report of those events listed below, there is another event happening early in November, after the big debates, on Samir’s own turf at the University of Mississippi. This will be the 4th time that Samir has invited publishing luminaries to the school to speak to the students of journalism and also in turn to each other. This is an event that is very important to me, and I have found that it resonates profoundly, not only with the students, but with every professional that attends. I have been to every one of these events except the year that I was laid low by disrespectful publishing hating kidney stones. If you look at the list of speakers you will be greatly impressed too. It is one of the most relaxed and inspiring events of the publishing year, and I should know as I attend almost all of them.”
Thank you Bo.