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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Mobilizing Ingenuity to Strengthen Global Security to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    As the nature of diplomacy has changed since the Cold War, the Department of State has embraced new tools and is reaching out to those behind these new tools. Rose ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Sources in the Social Media Age to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As social media destroys previous conceptions of reporters, their sources and the "audience," journalism is being re-defined by the minute. It's also letting people on all sides of the equation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  2. Political Cartooning: From Dead Trees to Live Wire to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    Political cartooning has been around since ancient Rome and is more popular with readers than ever before. Now that print media is being replaced with online distribution channels, however, they're ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  3. Is There a West vs. East Journo Battle Brewing? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The unspoken consensus in media is that in order to “make it,” it's necessary to spend some time in the East. Because, of course, the financial and governing epicenters are ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  4. Mentor Session: Helen Klein Ross to

    Mentor Session on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 10th Floor Atrium (map)

  5. Nonprofit Journalism: Survival of the Scrappiest to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As for-profit news organizations struggle to maintain previous levels of reporting, nonprofit news organizations are proliferating to fill the gap in coverage. These new nonprofit media outlets are experiencing the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  6. Data Science Through the Lens of Journalism to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    In many ways, data science is a natural extension of journalism. Traditionally, reporters would conduct a number of interviews and use a qualitative approach to craft a story. Similarly, data ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  7. The Information Diet to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    The industrialization of food brought upon mass obesity. The industrialization of media brings about a new kind of mass-ignorance that comes not from the lack of information but from the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  8. Knight Foundation & MIT Media Lab sponsored Demo Fair and Gathering to

    on Saturday 9th March

    Knight Foundation and the MIT Media Lab are sponsoring a gathering that includes a demo fair and live music!

    At The Parish (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Going Graphic with the News to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Enough of caped crusaders, crazed criminals and post-apocalyptic kooks! Despite talk of graphic novels as a maturing, alternative art form, most of the genre is still dedicated to elementary entertainment...but ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  2. Journalism by #s: Data Will Change Nature of News to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The advent of the Web marked the best and worst of times for journalism: Hyper-local and citizen news, the decline of print and rise of pay walls, reporters learning new ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

  3. Pitchforks & Printed Electronics to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Print is dead. Long live print. Tom Pain's 21st century pamphlet connects to the internet to showcase user generated content from activists in Syria and bloggers in Preston (UK). The ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  4. Citizen Voices & Screaming Bullets in Mexico to

    Future15 on Sunday 10th March

    Citizen journalism through social media platforms helps deliver truth into mainstream reporting and ensure community safety in places with oppressive regimes. But what happens when, as in Mexico today, truth ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  5. BBC Presents: Science of Storytelling to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    This presentation by BBC reporter and video jouranlist Matt Danzico will discuss the neurological and evolutionary underpinnings of storytelling, i.e. what parts of the brain are affected when a narrative ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  6. Hacking the News Around the World to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Hacker journalism is going global. The Hacks/Hackers movement has spread around the world, and this panel will bring together organizers from Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.S. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  7. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Drone? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Drones often get cast as dystopian killing machines, or Big Brother's newest eyes-in-the-sky. But drones are here to stay -- and coming to a sky near you as soon as ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  8. Global News After the Twitter Revolutions to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    What arguably started with the Arab Spring (witnesses participating in the "news" process directly via Twitter and Facebook has only intensified--and evolved, now employing Instagram and social video). This is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  9. New Standards for a New Era of Journalism to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Trust in traditional news sources is at an all-time low. Trust in new start-up newsrooms is even lower. Why is this? Craig Newmark (yes, that Craig Newmark) and Kelly McBride ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. The Mashable Variety Show to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The Internet has grown exponentially throughout the years. It has gone from a place that no one understood to a world that no one can take their eyes off of. ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  2. SXSW Interactive Accelerator: News Technologies to

    Accelerator on Monday 11th March

    News Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round one to high profiled industry expert judges. Emcee: Tony Conrad Judges: John Cantarella, Vivian Schiller, Andrew Rasiej Finalist: Meograph, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  3. Julie Uhrman & Josh Topolsky Keynote to

    Keynote on Monday 11th March

    Indie developers and open source principles provide the power and the passion for the SXSW Interactive Festival. With this core value of community collaboration in mind, we are very pleased ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  4. Sensoring the News: Detector-Driven Journalism to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The vast majority of data journalism is based on data collected by the government. What if the government doesn't keep the data you need? What if that data is incomplete ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  5. Version Controlling the News. How We Can Archive. to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In the age of constantly evolving news, newsrooms are confronted by the dilemma of how to archive their content for posterity. This is especially true in the case of breaking ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  6. Fast Food & Fact-Checking: Lessons from PolitiFact to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    After the Tampa Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for PolitiFact, its groundbreaking fact-checking operation, other newspapers wanted to get in the game and start their own PolitiFact sites. Editor ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  7. TacoJournalism: Revenge of the Taco Blogger to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    Join Mando Rayo, a self-appointed Taco Journalist as he shares his unique perspective on the niche food blog, TacoJournalism.com. Mando and the Taco Mafia canvas Austin and beyond to explore ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  8. Geeks From Gangnam to

    on Monday 11th March

    Geeks from Gangnam is an event with an International flavor. We invite anyone who wants to network and build connections with people from all across the world, while enjoying live ...

    At Moonshine Grill (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Cryptowars Déjà Vu: Controlling Exports of Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    We now know that technology plays an important role in activism, allowing for ease of communication and the rallying of support, among other things. In the 2009 Iran protests and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. SXSW Interactive Accelerator: News Technologies to

    Accelerator on Tuesday 12th March

    News Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round one to high profiled industry expert judges. Emcees: Bob Metcalfe, Brad King Judges: Rob Capps, Sue Gardner, Alberto Ibarguen ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A/B (map)

  3. Is It Social Media or Is It Journalism? to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    It's well-known that publishing and/or broadcasting news has gone from a one-way lecture to a multi-directional conversation. This core conversation will discuss the many ways that journalists and news companies ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

  4. Jane Pratt: Secrets of a Publishing Renegade to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    Jane Pratt, founder of Jane and Sassy magazines, reveals what went on behind the scenes as she burnt bridges, said things she shouldn't say out loud, and built a platform ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)