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Symposium 2009-Rosental Alves Opening Remarks April 17, 2009

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Rosental Alves, a professor and the University of Texas Symposium chair, welcomed everyone to the International Symposium and apologized for the rainy weather in Austin, especially to those who came from out of town. He greeted everyone physically present as well as those who were watching through the symposium’s webcast. Alves talked about the many speakers that the symposium that have come over the years, and how the discussions at the symposiums has changed over years and how some of the questions asked at the first symposium remain today. 

He then turned the floor over to Tracy Dahlby, the director of UT’s School of Journalism and Johnathan Dube, President of the Online News Association.

After Tracy Dahlby spoke, Alves went on to say that we are at an extremely important time in journalism. Alves noted that just because much of the news media is failing, that does not mean they will disappear. Instead, things will change and revolutionize and adapt. Journalists will follow.

Alves also noted that the Online News Association (ONA) and its president Johnathan Dube, has internships that he had recommended to students. He noted the importance of  ONA, how he has worked in junction with the organization in the past and how their efforts are apart of the changes being made in journalism.

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