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15th International Symposium on Online Journalism


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.



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


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


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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