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Premesh Chandran from malaysiakini.com – Fund independent media April 17, 2009

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PANEL: Diverse Business Models in Online Journalism – Are We Trying Hard Enough?

Premesh Chandran started his panel by discussing Malaysia and the website he oversees, malaysiakini.com. The mission of the media outlet is to provide independent news that’s accurate, credible and balanced; to be the first in news; and to provide plural and incisive views.

“You can be balanced or in danger of being in jail,” Chandran said.

Chandran showed a video of how the people have come to accept malasiakini.com, and included examples of the work they have presented on the site.

Malaysiakini.com has reported on demonstrations, destruction of temples, horrendous things going on in the country are now being reported on for the last 10 years they’ve existed. Before, the media was controlled, keeping the same party in power for 50 years.



Day 2 starting soon April 5, 2008

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The weather is much nicer than yesterday morning – a bit brisk, but at least there’s sun – and we are moments away from the beginning of Day 2 here at the Symposium. A few people have arrived, and the others should be coming soon (“They’re all hungover,” Symposium Chair Rosental Alves joked).

Today’s topics focus more on the academic and research side of online journalism, so make sure to stay tuned all day for coverage of the activities. The Cover It Live site is back up and running as well, and can be found here.

T-Minus 24 Hours April 3, 2008

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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.