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13th International Symposium on Online Journalism

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A program of the Knight Chair in Journalism/UNESCO Chair in Communication and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin

April 20-21, 2012

Activities took place at UT Austin′s Blanton Museum of Art′s auditorium at the Smith Building, MLK Blvd & Congress Ave.
Online registration at http://online.journalism.utexas.edu.
Thanks to our sponsors: Knight Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, Open Society Foundations and The Dallas Morning News

Program

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Session

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin – Symposium Chair
  • Glenn Frankel, director, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
  • Amy Schmitz Weiss, assistant professor, San Diego State University – Symposium Research Chair

8:45-9:30 a.m. Creating the Future of News: 10 Questions to Consider
Keynote speaker: Richard Gingras, head of news products, Google
Chair: George Lewis, NBC News

9:30-11:00 a.m. From desk(lap)top computers to tablets and smartphones: How are journalists responding to the mobile revolution?
Chair: Joshua Benton, director, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University

  • Pedro Doria, digital platforms editor, O Globo newspaper, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Harry Dugmore, professor, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Blake Eskin, former web editor, New Yorker magazine
  • Louis Gump, vice president, CNN Mobile
  • JV Rufino, head of Inquirer Mobile and Books, Inquirer Group, Manila, Philippines
  • Whurley (William Hurley), co-founder Chaotic Moon, GM Chaotic Moon Labs

11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 p.m. Examining the journalist′s toolbox: Practices, routines and more(Research Panel)
Chair: Tom Johnson, professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Carrie Brown, University of Memphis: #Memstorm: Twitter as a community-driven breaking news reporting tool
  • Jonathan Groves, Drury University: WellCommons.com: Breaking down the barriers between journalists and the community
  • Bruce Mutsvairo, Simon Columbus, and Iris Leijendekker Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands): African citizen journalists' ethics and the emerging networked public sphere
  • J. Richard Stevens, University of Colorado at Boulder: Social reading and privacy norms: The aesthetic of simplicity, online reading and interface confusion
  • Lawrie Zion, La Trobe University (Australia): ″Best practice″ in the journalism ethics frame: a comparative study

12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-2:30 p.m. Becoming The Economist of Metro Newspapers and the Pursuit of the Tablet Audience
Keynote speaker: Jim Moroney, publisher & CEO, Dallas Morning News, and chairman of the board, Newspapers Association of America
Chair: Glenn Frankel, director, School of Journalism, UT Austin

2:30-4:00 p.m. Innovation and entrepreneurialism: Are journalists and news organizations learning from tech startups?
Chair and presenter: Mark Briggs, author of Entrepreneurial Journalism and director of Digital Media at KING 5, Seattle

  • Gilberto Dimenstein, founder and CEO, Catraca Livre, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Debra Galant, founder and editor-in-chief, Baristanet
  • Retha Hill, director, New Media Innovation Lab, Arizona State University
  • Ben Ilfeld, founder and COO, Sacramento Press
  • John White, deputy editor for online, Winnipeg Free Press, Canada

4:00-4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15-5:45 p.m. Cases of news innovation and entrepreneurship (Research Panel)
Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, assistant professor, San Diego State University (Symposium research chair)

  • Nicola Bruno, Effecinque, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford (United Kingdom): Survival is success: an analysis of online journalism start-ups in France, Germany, and Italy
  • Mark Berkey-Gerard, Rowan University: From journalism students to local news entrepreneurs: A case study of technically media
  • Soraia Herrador Costa Lima, Centro Universitário Estácio Radial de São Paulo and Senac (Brazil): Yes, iTouch: a case study of the first Brazilian news media for tablets
  • Linda Jean Kenix and Christine Daviault, University of Canterbury (New Zealand): Is this the future of online news? An examination of Samoa Topix
  • Anssi Männistö, University of Tampere (Finland): Visuality of tablet newspapers and magazines compared to their print and web editions
  • Donica Mensing, University of Nevada, and *co-authors: Mapping emerging news networks: A case study of the San Francisco Bay area

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:30 a.m. Online Journalism Startups Win With The Network Effect
Keynote speaker: Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise, University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering
Chair: Dan Gillmor, founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University

9:30-11:00 a.m. The New Narrative: How data is changing the way we tell stories online
Chair and presenter: Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times

  • Brian Boyer, news applications editor, Chicago Tribune Media Group
  • Alberto Cairo, lecturer in visual journalism, University of Miami
  • Alastair Dant, lead interactive technologist at Guardian News & Media, London, UK
  • Angelica Peralta Ramos, multimedia development manager, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ben Welsh, database producer, Los Angeles Times

11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 p.m. New approaches in engaging with the news community (Research Panel)
Chair: Gabriela Warkentin, professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

  • Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin, and Seth C. Lewis, University of Minnesota: Audience preference and editorial judgment: a study of time-lagged influence in online news
  • Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia (Canada) and *co-authors: Sourcing the Arab Spring: A case study of Andy Carvin′s sources during the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions
  • Avery Holton, Mark Coddington, and Homero Gil de Zuniga, University of Texas at Austin: Who knows best? Attitudes and perceptions of citizen journalism and the news through the lens of creators and consumers
  • Emily T. Metzgar and Hans P. Ibold, Indiana University: Asserting ″truth″ in political debates: A study of partisan Twitter users
  • Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Vittoria Sacco, and Marco Giardina, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland): Content Curation: a new form of gatewatching for social media?

12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-2:30 p.m. Rethinking Newsrooms-Why the Intersection of Technology and Content is our next challenge
Keynote speaker: Raju Narisetti, managing editor, Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Chair: Robert Quigley, senior lecturer, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

2:30-4:00 p.m. From SEO to SMO: The increasing impact of social media on journalism
Chair: Dan Gillmor, founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University

  • Carmen Cano, digital managing editor, The Dallas Morning News
  • Chip Cutter, content editor, LinkedIn
  • Borja Echevarria, deputy editor, El Pais, Spain
  • Laura Evans, vice president, research & chief experience officer, The Washington Post
  • Jen Lee Reeves, interactive director of KOMU-TV and associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism

4:00-4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15-5:45 p.m. Measuring today′s news consumption (Research Panel)
Chair: Regina Lawrence, professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Rosellen Downey, Erika Johnson, and Bailey Brewer, University of Missouri: Through the lens: Visual framing of the Japan tsunami in U.S., British, and Chinese online media
  • Hsiang Iris Chyi, University of Texas at Austin: Are digital natives dropping print newspapers? A national survey of college newspaper advisers
  • Hsiang Iris Chyi and Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin: Theorizing Online News Consumption: A structural model linking preference, use, and paying intent
  • Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Loyola University (Maryland): Verbal and visual national news framing of Dilma Rousseff and her successful bid as Brazil′s first female president
  • Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen (Norway) and Paul C. Adams, University of Texas at Austin: Animation, documentary or interactive gaming? Exploring communicative aspects of environmental messaging online
  • Yanjun Zhao, Cameron University: More than shovelware: A call for layered stories for online journalism

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