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A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin

April 4-5, 2014

Activities took place at UT Austin′s Blanton Museum of Art′s auditorium at the Smith Building, MLK Blvd & Congress Ave.

Online registration: http://online.journalism.utexas.edu

Thanks to our sponsors: Knight Foundation, The Dallas Morning News, Omidyar Network, The Dallas Morning News Univision Noticias, Moody College of Communication and Google.

Program

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

5:30-7:30 p.m. Welcome reception: Texas Tribune/MediaShift Mixer, sponsored by Digital First Media, KLRU and KUT, at The Hole in the Wall 2538 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705 ................Google Map location ................Information and RSVP here

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

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

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

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, professor, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin - Symposium Chair
  • Glenn Frankel, director and professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
  • Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University - Symposium Research Chair

8:45-9:30 a.m. Building a Media Company for the Digital Age: Lessons from the Field
        Keynote speaker: Jim Bankoff , chairman and CEO at Vox Media (The Verge, SBNation, Polygon, Eater, etc)
        Chair: R.B. Brenner, deputy director of the journalism program at Stanford University, upcoming (fall 2014) director of the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

9:30-11:00a.m. Bots, drones, sensors, wearables, etc.: The new tools for journalists
        Chair and presenter: Janine Warner, journalist turned geek, author and teacher

  • Larry Birnbaum, professor of computer science and journalism at Northwestern University; and chief scientific advisor at Narrative Science
  • John Keefe, senior editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC
  • Tim Pool, producer at Vice Media
  • Matt Waite, professor of practice at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and founder of Journalism Drone Lab
  • Nicholas Whitaker, media outreach lead at Google

11:00-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 p.m. Journalism ethics and values: Challenges in the digital age
        Chair and presenter:  Tom Rosenstiel, executive director at American Press Institute

  • John Cook, editor-in-chief at First Look Media's digital magazine Intercept, former editor-in-chief at Gawker
  • Jane Singer, professor at City University London / University of Iowa
  • Sylvia Stead, public editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada
  • Edward Wasserman, dean at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00-3:30 p.m. Life beyond the newspaper as a paper-only product: Strategies for the newspaper as a hybrid of atoms and bits
       Chair and presenter: Jim Moroney, CEO at A.H. Belo, publisher and CEO at The Dallas Morning News

  • Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jim Brady, editor-in-chief at Digital First Media, past president of Online News Association
  • Valtteri Halla, , CTO at Leia Media, Finland
  • Caroline Little, president and CEO at Newspaper Association of America

3:30-4:15 p.m. Pushing the frontier of journalism in China: The digital and global challenges
        Keynote speaker: Ying Chan, director and professor at The University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre
        Chair: Glenn Frankel, director and professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

4:15-4:30 p.m. Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 p.m. New Research Pathways in Digital News Content: From Preservation to Curation (Research session)
        Chair and discussant: Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University (Symposium Research Chair)

  • Juliette De Maeyer, University of Montreal, Canada: All the News That's Fit to Link: An Exhaustive Analysis of Links in Their Editorial Context
  • Patrick Howe and Brady Teufel, California Polytechnic State University: Native Advertising And Digital Natives: The Effects of Age and Advertisement Format on News Website Credibility Judgments
  • Lisa Lynch, Concordia University and Paul Fontaine, McGill University, Canada: Preserving the Unpreservable: Form, Content, Copyright and the Archiving of Born-Digital Newspapers
  • Claudia Silva, Nova de Lisboa University, Portugal: Back to the Future of News: Looking at Locative Media Principles in the Pre-News Era
  • Vittoria Sacco, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and Yanjun Zhao, Cameron University: The Impact of Curation On Stories' Objectivity: Audience Criteria of Perceived Objectivity of Storify
  • Alex Avila, University of Texas at Austin: Bienvenido a Miami y Mas: Immigration Frames In English and Spanish Newspapers During the 2012 Florida Republican Primary

6:00-7:30 p.m. NiemanLab-ISOJ Happy Hour: A traditional ISOJ Friday meetup offered by ISOJ and Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab at Dog & Duck Pub - 406 W. 17th Street ................ Google Map location

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

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

Extra, simultaneous breakfast sessions:

8:00-8:50 a.m. Global Roundup Breakfast: Online journalism during political transitions and conflict
        Chair: Jane McElhone, senior manager at Open Society Foundations’ Independent Journalism Program

  • Jacob Akol, editor at Gurtong Trust Peace and Media Project, South Sudan
  • Nataliya Gumenyuk, co-founder of Hromadske.tv, Ukraine
  • Aunohita Mojumdar, associate editor at Himal Southasian, Nepal/SouthAsia
  • Myo Min Oo (Ye Ni), editor at The Irrawaddy's Burmese, Myanmar
  • Carlos Dada, founder and director, El Faro, El Salvador

8:00-8:50 a.m. Research Breakfast: What's Next in Digital Journalism Scholarship?
        Chair: Jane Singer, professor at City University London/University of Iowa

  • The Lean Newsroom: A Manifesto for Risk: Carrie Brown-Smith, assistant professor at University of Memphis, and Jonathan Groves, assistant professor at Drury University
  • Meeting New Readers Through a Digital Transition:  Lessons from Entertainment: Loreto Corredoira, visiting scholar at Media and Entertainment Center at University of California Los Angeles, and professor at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Reciprocal Journalism: Avery Holton, University of Utah; Seth Lewis, University of Minnesota; and Mark Coddington, University of Texas at Austin
  • Lessons From a Year in Silicon Valley: Toward a More Innovative Research Program: Cindy Royal, Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and associate professor at Texas State University
  • The Engaging News Project: Using A/B Testing for Democratic and Business Goals: Talia Stroud, associate professor at University of Texas at Austin

9:00-9:45 a.m. Giving Good Advice: Reflections of an academic on 25 years of advising journalists and media companies.
        Keynote speaker: Jay Rosen, associate professor at New York University and blogger at PressThink.org
        Chair: Paula Poindexter, president at Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

9:45-11:15 a.m. Journalism star startups: Building innovative media outlets for the digital age
        Chair and presenter: Michael Maness, vice-president for journalism and media innovation at Knight Foundation

  • Laura Amico, CEO, editor and founder at Homicide Watch D.C.
  • Joey Chung, CEO and co-founder at The News Lens, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jake Horowitz, editor-in-chief and co-founder at PolicyMic
  • Juanita Leon, director and founder at La Silla Vacia, Bogota, Colombia
  • Emily Ramshaw, editor at Texas Tribune

11:15-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30-12:45 p.m. Emerging Journalistic Practices in the Digital Age  (Research session)
        Chair and discussant: Jane Singer, professor at City University London / University of Iowa

  • Lisa Lynch, Concordia University, Canada: ‘A Huge Culture Change:’ Newsrooms at La Presse and The Montreal Gazette Reflect on the Shift to Digital-First
  • Avery Holton, University of Utah and Logan Molyneux, University of Texas at Austin: Branding (Health) Journalism: Perceptions, Practices, and Emerging Norms
  • Adriana Barsotti, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Two Screens, Two Paths: News Production For Smartphones and Tablets on the Brazilian Newspaper Scene
  • Matthew Powers, University of Washington-Seattle: Can NGOs Do Journalism? Do They Even Want To? Understanding the Information Work of Leading Humanitarian and Human Rights NGOs
  • Edward Kian and Ray Murray, Oklahoma State University: Curmudgeons But Yet Adapters: Impact of Web 2.0 and Twitter on Newspaper Sport Journalists' Jobs, Responsibilities, and Routines

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

2:00-2:45 p.m. The untold story: Why we should be optimistic about journalism
        Keynote speaker: Martin Baron, executive editor at The Washington Post
        Chair: Evan Smith, CEO and executive editor at Texas Tribune

2:45-4:15 p.m. Life after Television news? The boom of video on the web and web video on TV sets
        Chair: Robert Hernandez, assistant professor of professional practice at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC

  • Rahul Chopra, senior vice president video at News Corp.
  • Daniel Eilemberg, senior vice president, chief digital officer at Fusion
  • Rebecca Howard, general manager video, The New York Times
  • Riyaad Minty, project lead of AJ+ at Al Jazeera
  • Katharine Zaleski, managing editor at NowThis News

4:15-4:30 p.m. Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 p.m. Knowing your audience: Readership analytics and editorial strategies for online news
        Chair:  Joshua Benton, director at Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

  • Todd Cunningham, director at Media Impact Project, the Norman Lear Center at University of Southern California
  • Melody Kramer, digital strategist and associate editor at NPR
  • Higinio O. Maycotte, CEO and founder at Umbel
  • James G. Robinson, director for news analytics at The New York Times
  • Nicholas White, CEO and founder at The Daily Dot
If you need an ADA accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Clare Boyle who can be reached at isoj@austin.utexas.edu no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.

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