The Impact of Social Media Tools in Mexico

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

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.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Amy Schmitz Weiss

j-school asst prof, interested in all things digital/technology/journalism related with a global focus bio from Twitter

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Gabriela Warkentin

Escribo, hago radio, doy clases, odio el chocolate, le voy a los Pumas, vivo despeinada y todavía quiero seguir en México. bio from Twitter

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Judith Torrea

Spanish journalist covering drug trafficking issues in Ciudad Juárez, México. bio from Twitter

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David Sasaki
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Javier Garza

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11 attendees

  • Ben Spaulding
  • blanu
  • Christina Xu
  • Paulien Dresscher
  • amy schmitz weiss
  • Elja
  • jessica moreno
  • Judith Torrea
  • Nathan Bernier
  • Gabriela Warkentin
  • wilbertbaan

13 trackers

  • Brian Truax
  • Carli McKinney
  • Daniel Joseph Byrd
  • Dawn Marie B
  • Johannes Kleske
  • Orson Ka'ili
  • lovisa
  • Rachel Mercer
  • Erin Ledbetter
  • Tan Lam
  • chris valdez
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Sebastian Gerhard

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

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