Yes, It's Quiz Time: News as Infotainment

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Comedy shows and interactive quizzes have become popular ways to consume journalism today. This session will address the successes and limits of providing serious news in entertaining ways.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Evan Smith

CEO & editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Former editor of Texas Monthly. Political junkie, passable tennis player, future ex-vegetarian. bio from Twitter

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Julia Turner

I'm the deputy editor of Slate, and I chat with Steve and Dana on the Culture Gabfest podcast. bio from Twitter

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Elise Hu

Hunter, gatherer, recovering TV reporter. Journo @NPRNews and alum of @NPRStateImpact & @TexasTribune. Can likely consume more food than you. Cray. bio from Twitter

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15 attendees

  • Jess Hemerly
  • Becky Minervino
  • Elise Hu
  • Eric Shaffer
  • Evan Smith
  • Greg Horowitz
  • David Friedman
  • juliaturner
  • Kirstin Butler
  • luciemclean
  • Marcin Wichary
  • Nathan Bernier
  • Niran Babalola
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Warren S

12 trackers

  • Anonymous
  • Brad Belote
  • Bruno Alves Mendonça
  • Coté
  • Chris Sweet
  • Herb Zoota
  • C.J. Jackson
  • Jen Lee Reeves
  • Liang Shi
  • Mathilde Piard
  • Joy Mayer
  • Staci D Kramer

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

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