Monday at SXSW: Sessions for news junkies

Editor’s Note: Poynter is at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. Look for our Poynter faculty members, Roy Peter Clark, Ellyn Angelotti and Kelly McBride, and digital media reporter Sam Kirkland. Monday's a packed day of sessions of interest to journalists and those in the news media.

Here's a guide to the highlights for the day:

Monday, March 10

A Virtual Conversation with Edward Snowden
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Edward Snowden, the former security analyst whose leaks have shaken the international security world, speaks to the gathered about NSA's surveillance programs via Skype. Christopher Soghoian, the American Civil Liberties Union’s principal technologist, moderates the talk, which will focus on the NSA programs' impact on technology and how technology can protect citizens from mass surveillance.

iWED: How to Marry Writing, Editing, & Design
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Poynter's writing guru Roy Peter Clark can invite you in his own words to the creative concept iWED, an "integrated marriage of writing, editing, and design" he pioneered alongside design guru Mario Garcia.

Glenn Greenwald (AP)

A Conversation with Glenn Greenwald
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The ex-Guardian reporter's new site, The Intercept, was the first to launch under Pierre Omidyar's new First Look Media organization. But Glenn Greenwald is hardly a recluse — "A Conversation with Glenn Greenwald" could be a daily CNN feature — so maybe your time would be better spent at...

Twibel: Fight Bad Speech with More Speech
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Poynter's Ellyn Angelotti and Stetson University's Catherine Cameron will explore defamation law in the age of social media. Ellyn detailed the implications of the first U.S. Twitter libel trial in January, and she previews her SXSW session here.

Beyond Connectivity: Sharing News without the Web
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Not everyone around the world is fully plugged-in to digital news. Here, "experts in media development and mobile technology will discuss how information is shared in low-bandwidth environments." Among the panelists: Eliza Anyangwe, editor of the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network.

Is Online Video Killing TV?
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Adweek says TV's still huge, but online video continues to disrupt the medium. Here, the Huffington Post's Roy Sekoff talks about how HuffPost Live — which recently reached 1 billion video views — "is effectively democratizing the media by putting the platform and content in the hands of the audience."

  • Sam Kirkland

    Sam Kirkland is Poynter's digital media fellow, focusing on mobile and social media trends. Previously, he worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as a digital editor, where he helped launch digital magazines and ebooks in addition to other web duties.


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