Saturday 12th March, 2011
11:00am to 12:00pm
This panel provides a unique perspective to the development and impact of social media tools in Mexico today. This panel features journalists from Mexico who will discuss how they use social media tools in their news organizations on a daily basis. In addition, they will discuss how Mexican citizens are using Twitter as a way to respond the lack of information in the newspapers that are under threat of drug traffickers. As news organizations have been forced to practice self-censorship after so many assassinations and kidnappings of journalists, citizens and even journalists have been using social media as the last resort to spread the news. In addition, Twitter has been used by the local Mexican government to inform the citizenry about dangerous areas because of drug trafficking. The journalists in this panel will discuss their own experience and use of social media, but also how society is using it.
j-school asst prof, interested in all things digital/technology/journalism related with a global focus bio from Twitter
Escribo, hago radio, doy clases, odio el chocolate, le voy a los Pumas, vivo despeinada y todavía quiero seguir en México. bio from Twitter
Spanish journalist covering drug trafficking issues in Ciudad Juárez, México. bio from Twitter
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