Local Educator: Conners Won’t Be Last to Trip Over Social Media
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) – A local educator and former colleague is chiming in on the firing of longtime St. Louis news anchor Larry Conners.
“When we are the face of our employers, the way that we react, even in our private lives, once exposed…once we expose it, particularly, it is going to have ramifications one way or the other,” said Mike Wall, Dean of the School of Communications at Lindenwood University.
Wall believes there isn’t enough training and understanding about how to use social media to help one’s company rather than hurt it.
“I’m a little sorry that he didn’t have a better idea how his comments would be interpreted when he put them on social media, but I don’t think this is the last time we’ll see someone tripping over the social media stumbling block,” he said.
Wall, who spent decades on Y98, says St. Louis is a fairly forgiving market and he says he won’t be surprised if Conners gets a job as a news anchor in another market.