Factchecking: The international trend of verifying public discourse

RESEARCH PANEL: Creating, Producing, and Engaging: Latest journalism practices underway in newsrooms

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ research chair, associate professor at San Diego State University

  • Audience Engagement Editors as Newsroom Intermediaries

    Karin Assmann and Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland

  • Decoding the Podaissance: Identifying Community Journalism Practices in Newsroom and Avocational Podcasts

    Marcus Funk, Sam Houston State University

  • Managing Digital Products in a Newsroom Context

    Cindy Royal, Texas State University

  • Knowing the Numbers: Assessing Attitudes among Journalists and Educators about Using and Interpreting Data, Statistics, and Research

    John Wihbey and Mark Coddington, Northeastern University and Washington and Lee University

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Keynote panel: The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have changed from print-centric to digital-centric

Chair and presenter: Mike Wilson, editor, Dallas Morning News

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  • Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president, Houston Chronicle

  • Neil Chase, executive editor, The Mercury News and East Bay Times

  • Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor for digital, Boston Globe

  • Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez, executive editor and vice president, Miami Herald

  • Stan Wischnowski, executive editor and senior vice president, Philadelphia Media Network

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RESEARCH PANEL: Diving Deep into the layers of journalism, the journalism practice and its audiences

Chair: Kathleen McElroy, associate director, UT Austin School of Journalism

  • Social Capital to the Rescue of the Fourth Estate: A Playbook for Converting Good Will into Economic Support

    James Breiner, University of Navarra, Spain

  • A Reinvention Through Opportunities Of Crisis: An Exploratory Exercise On Journalistic Initiatives On Medium

    Maria Clara Aquino Bittencourt, University Unisinos, Brazil

  • The News of Your Youth: Memory and Subjective Experience of Time During Major News Events

    Terry Britt, University of Missouri

  • Through the Twitter Glass: How Social Media Reflect and Influence the Political Climate

    Pei Zheng and Saif Shahin, Ithaca College and Bowling Green State University

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Accountability journalism in polarized societies around the world

Chair: Krissah Thompson, staff writer, Washington Post

  • Carlos Fernando Chamorro, founder and editor, Confidencial.ni, Nicaragua

  • Ivan Kolpakov, co-founded and deputy editor-in-chief, Meduza,io, Russia/Latvia

  • Stevan Dojčinović, editor-in-chief, KRIK.rs, Serbia

  • Malou Mangahas, co-founder and executive director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines

  • Luz Mely-Reyes, co-founder and general director, Efecto Cocuyo, Venezuela

  • Martín Pallares, journalist and co-founder, 4Pelagatos, Ecuador

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News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability

Chair: Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation, Temple University

  • Jim Brady, founder and CEO, Spirited Media (BillyPenn.com/TheIncline.com)

  • Tom Grundy, editor-in-chief, Hong Kong Free Press

  • Juan Luis Sánchez, deputy director, ElDiario.es, Spain

  • Janine Warner, ICFJ Knight Fellow and executive director, SembraMedia

  • Li Zixin, founder and CEO, China30s.com, China

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