Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Journalism and Online news

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Reporters & Evangelists: Politics of Online News

    by Andrew Gruen, Prajwal Ciryam, Mary O'Hara and Shira Toeplitz

    How much does ideology matter for online journalists and news sites? People talk about a fractured web of ideological bubbles where liberals go to Daily Kos and conservatives to The Daily Caller. But do more traditional media outlets use ideology as a way to make their brands stand out online? Does taking an ideological position on the Web damage a reporter's credibility? Is selling your ideology a good way to make a living on the internet?This panel assembles an all-star cast of reporters from the BBC, The Guardian, Politico, and even Ohmynews.com in Korea to debate that question. Between them they have written for some of the top online news sites on three continents and have appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX. Representing a range of political attitudes and journalistic creeds, the panel will seek to answer: What is the role of ideological journalism in online news? This Future of Journalism Track is sponsored by The Knight Foundation.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Capitol A-D, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

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