We’re All Reality Content Producers Now: The Powerful Intersection of Reality TV and Social Media

Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope – millions of “real” people on social platforms today have become their own reality content producers. This powerful intersection of social media and reality TV has given rise to a new era in television like nothing we have seen since reality TV crashed onto screens with shows like AMERICAN IDOL and SURVIVOR. Examine how social media will fuel a new renaissance in reality TV with Marc Juris, president of WE tv and Dr. Michael Salzhauer – “Dr. Miami” – a top plastic surgeon with a two-year waiting list and millions of social media followers who watch him share his procedures across various social media platforms. How does social media help connect reality stars with their fans, and keep the storylines running even when shows are between seasons? And how have our new roles as content producers of our own daily “reality shows” on social platforms changed our familiarity with and appreciation for the genre? What will the next wave of social media-fueled reality television look like? Be at this timely session to find out where this intersection of content platforms will lead…no log in required!


Dade Hayes – Editor, Broadcasting & Cable


Marc Juris – President & General Manager, WE tv

Dr. Michael Salzhauer, M.D., FACS – “Dr. Miami”, Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates

Sam Ford – Research Affiliate, MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

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