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T-Minus 24 Hours April 3, 2008

Posted by Robert Rich in symposium.
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Tomorrow is the big day, as the 9th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism kicks off at 8 a.m. at the University of Texas at Austin’s Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (ACES) Building. Make sure to stay tuned to this blog throughout the symposium for in-depth coverage on the event.

Read Aaron Aiken’s preview of the symposium here.

Don’t forget to follow along with the live blog as well during the symposium.

Jenny Baxter and Aurora Porter will also be Twittering the symposium, so be sure to keep up with that on the sidebar.

The full Day 1 schedule is available after the jump.

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:45 Opening session
– Rosental Calmon Alves, Professor, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Chair)
– Lorraine Branham, Director, School of Journalism, UT Austin
– Mark Tremayne, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Research Chair)

8:45-9:30 Newspapers in the Time of Cholera: A Healthy Prescription for an Ailing Industry
– Keynote Speaker: James Moroney III,Publisher and CEO of Dallas Morning News; Executive Vice President of A. H. Belo Corporation.

9:30-11:00 Hybrid Newsroom for the Digital Age: Journalists are reorganizing their routines, learning new skills and doing their best to work for multiplatform, multimedia operations. How are integrated newsrooms (i.e., print + digital) working so far?
Chair: Robert Rivard, Editor and Executive Vice President, San Antonio Express-News
– Guillermo Franco, Editor, ElTiempo.com, Colombia
– Liza Gross, Managing Editor/Presentation and Operations, The Miami Herald
– Almar Latour, Managing Editor, WallStreetJournal.com
– Rich Meislin, Associate Managing Editor/Internet Publishing, The New York Times
– Chris Lloyd, Assistant Managing Editor, Daily Telegraph, London, UK.

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:30 Emerging Business Models: Traditional media are struggling to adapt their old business models to respond to the devastating effects of disruptive, digital technologies, while a new generation of media companies is creating fresh, innovative new models. Will those efforts result in profitable businesses that would finance journalism as it happened during the last century?
Chair: Neal Burns, Professor, Advertising Department, UT Austin,
– Richard Anderson, President and CEO, Villagesoup.com
– Staci Kramer, Co-Editor of ContentNext Media/PaidContent.org
– Ken Riddick, Vice President, Digital Media, Hearst Newspapers
– Michael Smith, Executive Director, Media Management center, Northwestern University

12:30-1:30 Luncheon at ACES Building

1:30-3:00 Engaging Communities: The old, passive audiences are increasingly becoming clusters of new, active communities that still read, listen and watch the media, but demand to be read, listened and watched. Engaging those communities has become high priority for the media, but are their efforts succeeding?
Chair and Presenter: António Granado, Visiting Professor, Universidade Nova Lisboa; and Online Editor, Público newspaper, Lisbon, Portugal.
– Jim Brady, Vice President/Executive Editor, WashingtonPost.com
– Jim Lenahan, Strategic Development Manager, Gannett Newspapers
– Dave Panos, CEO, Pluck Social Media
– Georgia Popplewell, Managing Director, GlobalVoicesOnline.org
– Mario Tascón, Content Director, Prisacom/El Pais, Spain

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

3:15-5:00 Multimedia and Interactivity: Faster Internet connections and cheaper network and storage space have paved the way to more video and audio and more database journalism projects on the Web. Are online journalists finally taking advantage of the multimedia and interactive capabilities of the Internet?
Chair: Howard Finberg, Executive Director, Poynter Institute’s NewsU.org
– Alberto Cairo, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
– Liz Nord, Supervising Producer, MTV News
– Fernando Rodrigues, Reporter and Columnist, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil
– Aron Pilhofer, Editor/Interactive News, The New York Times
– Paige West, Interactivity Editor, MSNBC.com



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