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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Too Long Didn't Read: The Future of Indie Longform to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    With the rise of listicles, photo slideshows, and content farms, the survival of long-form writing on the web seemed bleak. But in fact, there has instead been a renaissance of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. NewsBots to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As maker culture and hardware hackers merge the physical and the digital in new ways, this panel explores the potential for Internet-enabled things to help humans to gather, distribute, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  5. 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)

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. 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)

  5. Is This Progress? More Meaning in Our Digital Life to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    IT advances have created a mass transformation comparable to the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. As we use digital tools to create new connections and experiences, what is the impact ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. 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: Audio ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Yahoo! News #HASHOUT LIVE to

    on Monday 11th March

    Two provocative questions, answered by a panel of experts ... and you. One asks: Can second screens -- phone, computer, tablet -- become the first screens for breaking news? And ...

    At Brazos Hall (map)

  4. 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)

  5. The London Teenage Coder Riot to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Jon's part of London was ransacked in 2011's riots, so what did he do on the event's anniversary? First thought: How do we teach the rioters a lesson? Instead, he ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. 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)