The founder of the microblogging platform Tumblr, David Karp, delivered the Turpin Lecture at VCU’s School of Mass Communications on Tuesday evening. Before and after speaking to an audience of around 200 students, faculty and media professionals, the 25-year-old entrepreneur mingled with his audience for discussions about social media. I was honored to moderate this event, which included an extended Q&A session with the audience.
Please read the following news reports on the event:
“Tumblr founder builds expansion on Richmond’s diverse tech talents” (CBS 6, with photo slideshow and video interviews)
“Tumblr founder is committed to Richmond office” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“From High School Dropout to Entrepreneur” (VCU News)
“Tumblr founder visits VCU for Mass Comm. month” (Commonwealth Times)
“Tumblr founder praises hires from VCU” (VCU School of Mass Communications)
Please also view the following Storify, produced by VCU Adjunct Professor Robert Holland: