Liveblogging SXSW: The Future of Context in Journalism

One of the continuing conversations about how to improve journalism is how to cover ongoing stories. Specifically, how do journalists provide the context that shows people the big picture, not just the latest developments?

NPR's Matt Thompson (a former Poynter staffer), has been interested in this idea for some time time, blogging about it at Newsless.org and researching it during a Reynolds fellowship.

Monday at 9:30 a.m. CDT, Thompson will lead a discussion on this question at South by Southwest Interactive with Jay Rosen of New York University, Staci Kramer of paidContent and Tristan Harris of Apture.

Thompson, Rosen and Harris have posted some initial thoughts on the issue at Future of Context.

I will live blog the event and lead a discussion below. You can also follow #futureofcontext on Twitter to keep up with the conversation.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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