Marquette University Law School Educates Voters by Live Streaming Political Conversations via Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

MADISON, Wis. — From voter polls to live political debates to conversations with faculty and policy makers, Marquette University Law School webcasts important political conversations live to the public via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting

Marquette University Law School’s “On the Issues” conversation series with Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in Law and Public Policy and the host of the statewide public affairs television show UpFront with Mike Gousha, educates the public on important election issues. Newsmakers and policy shapers visit the university to interact with the public, students, faculty and staff about the hottest topics in the Milwaukee region and beyond. Gousha acts as the interviewer, moderator and facilitator to address these important topics before an in-person audience, and the events are also webcast live and archived for on-demand viewing. 

Since the series began in 2007, nearly 100 Mediasite presentations have been recorded and archived. One of the most recent webcasts took place October 17 and discussed the Marquette Law School’s latest poll of voter attitudes in the tightening presidential race in Wisconsin. Earlier this year, Gousha was joined by guests such as U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson and Tammy Baldwin, and Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind. 

For the complete upcoming schedule, visit https://law.marquette.edu/faculty-staff/mike-gousha-issues-events

“It is rewarding to see Mediasite being used to facilitate discussions about important issues, especially in this election year. By webcasting the events, the conversations extend to anywhere internet is available,” said Gary Weis, chief executive officer of Sonic Foundry. “Sonic Foundry is excited to support Marquette University Law School as it encourages communication between policy makers and the public.” 

Trusted by 1,100 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media presentations that combine video with slides. 

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., with about 8,400 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate and professional students. 

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.