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2016 Symposium Presentations

Below are slide presentations that were made during the symposium event. Presentations (given in PDF, PPT or PPTX Format Below) are listed in order of panel session. Some presentations are not included based on panelist's request.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Keynote speaker:

  • Kinsey Wilson, editor for innovation and strategy & executive vice president, product and technology, The New York Times
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Distributed Content: Can journalism survive and thrive in a media ecosystem where publishers don't control their distribution channels?

  • Summer Anne Burton, Executive Creative Producer, BuzzFeed
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  • Borja Echevarría, vice president and editor-in-chief, Univision Digital
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  • David Skok, managing editor & vice president, digital, The Boston Globe
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  • Robyn Tomlin, vice president and managing editor, The Dallas Morning News
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Can advertising still subsidize journalism? The ad blocking war and the news organizations' efforts to create new revenue streams

  • Jed Hartman, chief revenue officer, The Washington Post
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  • Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next (formerly Online Publishers Association)
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  • Marcelo Leite, director, product and marketing, RBS Media Group, Brazil
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  • Diane Vickroy, vice president business development, Secret Media
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Special keynote panel with the leaders of five nonprofit journalism organizations

  • Joaquin Alvarado, CEO, Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
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  • Peter Bale, CEO, Center for Public Integrity
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  • Bill Keller, editor-in-chief, The Marshall Project
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  • Evan Smith, editor-in-chief, CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune
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  • Richard Tofel, president, ProPublica
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Journalists as activists and activists as journalists: Has the internet blurred the line between journalism and activism/advocacy?

  • Emma Daly, director, communications, Human Rights Watch
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  • Daniela Gerson, community engagement editor, Los Angeles Times
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  • Jake Horowitz, founder, Mic.com
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  • Joel Simon, executive director, Committee to Protect Journalists
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Friday Research Panel
  • James Breiner, University of Navarra (Spain): The Economics of Accountability Journalism: What Price Is Right?
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  • Susan McGregor and Elizabeth Anne Watkins, Columbia University: "Security by Obscurity": Journalists' Mental Models of Information Security
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  • Leonard Witt, Farooq Kperogi, Claire Bohrer, and Solomon Negash, Kennesaw University and Gwenette Writer Sinclair, CEO/Owner, 1Virtual World Development: Journalism: How One University Used Virtual Worlds to Tell True Stories
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  • Jeremy Littau, Lehigh University and Mi Rosie Jahng, Hope College: Interactivity, social presence, and journalistic use of Twitter
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SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Keynote speaker:

  • Yoani Sanchez, founder and director, 14ymedio, Cuba
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Messaging as a platform and bots as a news service

  • Ben Brown, co-founder and CEO, XOXCO
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  • Alastair Coote, mobile developer, Guardian U.S. mobile innovation lab
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  • Rebecca Harris, founder and CEO, Purple
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  • Zach Seward, vice president of product and executive editor, Quartz
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  • Alex Swan, developer, BreakingNews.com/NBCUniversal
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Saturday Research Panel

  • Lu Wu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Did you get the buzz? Are digital native media becoming mainstream?
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  • Zhaoxi Liu, Trinity University: Toward Omnipresent Journalism: A Case Study of the Real-Time Coverage of the San Antonio Spurs 2014 NBA Championship Game
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  • Danielle Kilgo and Vinicio Sinta, University of Texas at Austin: 6 things you didn't know about headline writing: Sensational form in viral news of traditional and digitally native news organizations
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  • Hans Meyer and Burton Speakman, Ohio University: Quieting the Commenters: The Spiral of Silence's Persistent Effect on Online News Forums
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Keynote speaker:
  • Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor, Recode
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Global round up: Creative solutions for online journalism challenges around the world

  • Andrei Dynko, editor, Nasha Niva, Belarus
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  • Enock Nyariki, editor, Hivisasa, Kenya
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  • Kelly G. Niknejad, editor-in-chief, Tehran Bureau
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  • Carlos Salamanca, business and administration manager, El Faro, El Salvador
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  • Trevor Snapp, director of programs, Nuba Reports, Sudan
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  • Galina Timchenko, executive editor, Meduza, Russia
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Virtual Reality, the new frontier of journalism storytelling

  • Carla Borrás, series coordinating producer, FRONTLINE, PBS
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  • R.B. Brenner, director, UT Austin School of Journalism
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  • Tom Kent, standards editor, Associated Press
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  • Dan Pacheco, professor of journalism Innovation, Syracuse University
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  • Jamie Pallot, co-founder, Emblematic Group
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