Newstopia: The New Business Models For News

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

10:00am to 11:00am (CST)

The Internet has forever changed the way that news is produced and consumed. It has crippled the traditional business model for print publishers by exploding the distribution monopolies they once enjoyed. It has also been a boon to the audience, allowing accessibility, interactivity and accountability for journalism like never before, and allowing new business models to emerge. Much has been written about using digital tools for the practice of journalism (including what I've contributed with Journalism 2.0 and Journalism Next) so this book will focus primarily on using digital tools (in a new digital ecosystem) to launch and successfully run a new media news business.

New digital models have a proven, sustainable economic model supporting quality journalism. A closer look at the new forms of news and journalism that are succeeding will reveal how journalists/entrepreneurs can use those lessons to launch their own start-ups.

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Mark Briggs

Author. KING 5 digital guy. Co-founder of Serra Media. Fellow at Poynter. Likes hacking journalism.

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9 attendees

  • Ben Essen
  • Brandi Larsen
  • Dan Dzombak
  • Greg Horowitz
  • Jesse Burkunk
  • Jon Lax
  • Mark Briggs
  • Mike Orren
  • S. Daniel Leon

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  • liangcw
  • Ben Tesch
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  • Steve Myers
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  • Craig Saila
  • Alex Schaffert

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Time 10:00am11:00am CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


Ballroom G, Austin Convention Center

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Books by speaker

  • Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • Journalism Next

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