Tech journalist and social media commentator Lance Ulanoff ’86 has joined the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication as digital professional in residence. He will be available to students, faculty, and staff to consult on technology, digital projects, and digital media.
“I see this as a great opportunity to both help my alma mater and mentor young journalists,” said Ulanoff, who will hold office hours twice a month in the NewsHub. “It’s a tangible way for me to pass along my decades of experience and to help both the communication school and students navigate the new media landscape.”
As one of his first projects, Ulanoff will help guide the revitalization of LongIslandReport.org, the Herbert School’s award-winning news website. He will also offer insight into new digital storytelling concepts and platforms, especially as they relate to school curriculum.
“Lance has a unique combination of expertise and experience gained through a variety of senior level roles,” said Mark Lukasiewicz, dean of the Herbert School. “He will be an invaluable resource to our students, faculty and staff as we work to maintain the Herbert School as an institution that is constantly evolving to keep pace with the changes in the communication and media industries.”
Ulanoff’s distinguished career includes roles as chief correspondent and editor-at-large at Mashable and editor-in-chief at PCMag.com. He has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show and Good Morning America, and has offered commentary on CNBC, CNN, BBC, FOX, and National Public Radio.
This month, Ulanoff will be in the NewsHub on Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to noon, but for the rest of the semester, he expects to be there on the first and last Tuesday of each month at the same time. Students and faculty can also reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.