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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. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)