Sunday at SXSW: Sessions for news junkies

Editor’s Note: Poynter is at South by Southwest Interactive through Tuesday, in Austin, Texas. Look for our Poynter faculty members, Roy Peter Clark, Ellyn Angelotti and Kelly McBride, and digital media reporter Sam Kirkland.

Sunday’s a packed day of sessions of interest to journalists and those in the news media.


Print Is Amazing (…ly Profitable!)
11 a.m. to noon, Convention Center Room 12AB
Isn’t print supposed to be dead? What’s up with all these new print magazines? Ann Marie Gardner of Modern Farmer, Michael Renaud of Pitchfork and Paul Carr of Not Safe For Work Corporation will talk about their recently launched print editions. Being the editor of a print magazine launched all the way back in 2001 practically makes Mental Floss’s Jessanne Collins an old-media type at this session.

Can Great Journalism Make for Great Business?
11 a.m. to noon, Convention Center Room 18ABCD
M. Scott Havens, the president of The Atlantic who was just poached by Time Inc., is scheduled to talk about how his former company “bucked the downward trend that’s plagued the business of media for years.” What’ll he do at Time?

Journalism Revolution 2.0
11 a.m. to noon, Austin City Hall
This panel focused on best practices and best tools in digital news gathering includes Andy Carvin of First Look Media, Drake Martinet of VICE News (which Poynter looked at just before it launched), and Lara Setrakian of News Deeply.

Accurate, Fair & Safe: The Ethics of Social News
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Convention Center Room 18ABCD
The AP’s Eric Carvin and Digital First Media’s Mandy Jenkins tackle the issues surrounding reporting via social media, “from credit and permissions for user-generated content to working with amateurs who may find themselves reporting in dangerous or even life-threatening circumstances.”

Glassholes: The Cultural Dissonance of Technology
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sheraton EFGH
NPR’s Elise Hu and Google’s Timothy Jordan are among the panelists tasked with predicting how wearables might change society and how we consume content. Then be sure to check out Jeff Sonderman’s News U webinar from November, Preparing Journalism for the Age of Wearable Devices.

Algorithms, Journalism & Democracy
5 p.m to 6 p.m., Convention Center Room 12AB
Join Poynter’s Kelly McBride and Betaworks’ Gilad Lotan (a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board) to learn about “the surprising ways that algorithms make life better and some ways that algorithms distort our perception of reality.” Here’s Kelly’s preview of the session.

Instagramming the News
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Convention Center Room 18ABCD
Instagram community manager Dan Toffey joins Kira Pollack, Time’s director of photography, and AP photographer David Guttenfelder for a discussion about professional images on social media. Check out Guttenfelder’s striking Instagram photos of North Korea at Time.

Nonprofit Journalism: Monetize Mission, Not Memes
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Convention Center Room 9ABC
How do you make money in journalism these days if your standards are a little higher than BuzzFeed’s? Nieman Lab’s Joshua Benton and Texas Tribune’s Jake Batsell are among the panelists.

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