Tuesday at SXSW: Sessions for news junkies

Editor’s Note: Poynter is at South by Southwest, the annual music, movie and interactive festival, March 7-16, in Austin, Texas. Look for our Poynter faculty members, Roy Peter Clark, Ellyn Angelotti and Kelly McBride, and digital media reporter Sam Kirkland. We combed through the interactive schedule to find the sessions journalists attending the conference won't want to miss.

Tuesday, March 11

Online Only: Lessons from the Texas Abortion Fight
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
During the Wendy Davis filibuster and other stories surrounding the Texas abortion fight last year, most of the action unfolded online. Pro-life and pro-choice activists join the Texas Observer's Forrest Wilder and Texas Monthly's Sonia Smith to talk about the sea change in how these stories spread.

We All Copy Stuff. But How Close Is Too Close?
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In a discussion that spans all three area of SXSW — music, interactive and film — technology law attorney Bradley Gross explains where the line is when it comes to "borrowing" content online.

  • 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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