How PBS and NPR Can Support Local Journalism

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

As the digital revolution decimates traditional local news media, a variety of new organizations are emerging – fitfully – to fill the gaps. Some of their challenges, such as content creation and technology, are relatively easy to solve. But others – building an audience and finding sustainable revenues – are much harder. In this session, you’ll learn about current and upcoming experiments, partnerships and models – and how PBS, NPR and their member stations can support this new local-news ecosystem.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Amy Shaw

Public Media SVP, community engagement guru, devotee to all things community, canine, feline. Let's create the future of Public Media together. bio from Twitter

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Kevin Dando

PBS' Director of digital marketing & communications / social media / moviegoer / husband & father bio from Twitter

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Tom Davidson

Attempting to invent the future of news without blowing up poor Beeker in the process. Opinions here are mine, not those of employers past, present or future. bio from Twitter

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Jan Schaffer

Jan Schaffer, former Business Editor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for The Philadelphia Inquirer, is executive director of J-Lab. bio from Twitter

15 attendees

  • Amy Shaw
  • Benjamin Turner
  • Caitlin Dewey
  • Chris Sweet
  • Stephen R. Fox
  • Jan Schaffer
  • Joseph Miller
  • Kevin Dando
  • Ben Tesch
  • Christian Metts
  • Nathan Bernier
  • SeoulBrother
  • Warren S
  • Tom Davidson
  • Jeff Triplett

25 trackers

  • Anonymous
  • Anthony Bruno
  • Arena Reed
  • Ethan Marcotte
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Ben Ward
  • Jessica Clark
  • Brad Belote
  • Chris Drackett
  • danielc
  • PF Samuelson
  • hugh garry
  • David Friedman
  • Jack Lerner
  • Jen Lee Reeves
  • John Keefe
  • Greg Cooksey
  • Liang Shi
  • Mathilde Piard
  • Joy Mayer
  • Niran Babalola
  • philipn
  • Tom Spalding
  • Alex Schaffert
  • Chris Hamilton

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Capitol View Terrace, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

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