Keynote speaker: Matt Thompson

Keynote speaker: Henry Blodget

Chair: Mike Wilson, editor, Dallas Morning News

  • Henry Blodget, co-founder, CEO, and editorial director, Insider, Inc

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Can media really rebuild trust with audiences?

Chair and presenter: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute

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  • Rob Bennett, editor-in-chief & general manager, global content operations, Microsoft News

  • Joy Mayer, director, Trusting News

  • Mizell Stewart, senior director of talent, partnerships and news strategy, Gannett and the USA TODAY Network

  • Charles Sykes, editor-in-chief, The Bulwark

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Automation and the future of fact checking

Chair and presenter: Bill Adair, Knight Professor of Journalism & Public Policy at Duke University, creator of PolitiFact

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  • Pablo Fernández, director of editorial innovation, Chequeado, Argentina

  • Day-young Oh, chief of Team Fact Check, JTBC TV, South Korea

  • Katie Sanders, managing editor, PolitiFact

  • Sérgio Spagnuolo, ICFJ TruthBuzz Fellow, Brazil

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Keynote speaker: Millie Tran

Chair: Kathleen McElroy, director and professor, School of Journalism at University of Texas at Austin

  • Millie Tran, deputy off-platform editor, New York Times

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Subscriptions and memberships: Reinventing the relationship with your audience

Chair and presenter: Emily Goligoski, research director, Membership Puzzle Project

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  • Tim Griggs, digital media consultant/advisor, leader of Facebook’s Local News Subscriptions Accelerator

  • Tony Haile, CEO, Scroll

  • Jason Tuohey, senior deputy managing editor for audience engagement and digital platforms, Boston Globe

  • Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer, Texas Tribune

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RESEARCH PANEL: Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas

Chair: Eugenia Mitchelstein, associate professor and director of the communication degree, University of San Andrés, Argentina

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  • A case of reverse- agenda setting: How 2018’s FIFA World, cup coverage reduced media reporting of Uruguayan budget bill’s yearly revision

    Matías Dodel, Federico Comesaña & Daniel Blanc, Universidad Católica del Uruguay

  • Mixing the Old with the New through Digital Media: Political Representation, Race, and Millennial Voices in a changing Cuba

    Shearon Roberts, Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Exposing the President: The political angle of a natural disaster in Chile,

    Magdalena Saldana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD)

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Ok, Google, Alexa and Siri: Play the news. Can you really help journalism in the podcast boom?

Chair: Debbie Hiott, general manager, KUT & KUTX

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  • Kourtney Bitterly, lead research & development, New York Times

  • Steve Lickteig, executive producer, podcasts and audio, NBC News and MSNBC

  • Irene Noguchi, executive producer of Today, Explained podcast, Vox Media

  • Jessica Stahl, director of audio, The Washington Post

  • Emily Withrow, director, Quartz Bots Studio

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Keynote speaker: Dave Winer

Chair: Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder and board member, Global Voices Online

  • Dave Winer, software developer and editor of the Scripting News weblog, a pioneering developer of weblogs, RSS, and podcasting

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Saving local news in the U.S.: Can we have sustainable online journalism in local markets?

Chair: Jennifer Preston, vice president, journalism, Knight Foundation

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  • Jim Brady, CEO and founder, Spirited Media

  • Ryan Nave, editor-in-chief, Mississippi Today

  • Tasneem Raja, co-founder and executive editor, The Tyler Loop

  • John Thornton, venture capitalist, co-founder of Texas Tribune and the American Journalism Project

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Keynote speaker: Matt Thompson

Chair: Jay Rosen, journalism professor, New York University, and director, Membership Puzzle Project

  • Matt Thompson, editor-in-chief, Center for Investigative Reporting (and a contributing editor at The Atlantic)

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Lightning presentations

  • From horizontal to vertical: news shows for mobile consumption

    Selymar Colón, vice president and editor in chief, digital news, Univision Communications

  • Why investing in independent media is a bet worth making

    Felipe Estefan, investment director, Luminate

  • Highlights from the pre-ISOJ Hackathon on building tools to measure and boost trust in news

    Andrew Gibson, front-end engineer, Texas Tribune

  • “Strategies to confront online violence”: Five takeaways from pre-ISOJ workshop

    Nadine Hoffman, deputy director, International Women’s Media Foundation

  • Accelerating news startups in Latin America

    Janine Warner, ICFJ Knight Fellow and co-founder of SembraMedia, and Luis Botello, deputy vice president, New Initiatives and Impact, ICFJ

  • Spatial Journalism: The intersection of local news and location-based technologies

    Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University

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Global roundup: Journalism in the age of authoritarians, populists and polarization

Chair: Kathleen Kingsbury, deputy editorial page editor, New York Times

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  • Cinthia Membreño, director of digital strategy, Confidencial, Nicaragua

  • Susan Comrie, investigative journalist, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa

  • Patricia Campos Mello, reporter and columnist, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil

  • Julett Pineda, reporter, Efecto Cocuyo, Venezuela

  • Blanka Zöldi, journalist, Direkt36, Hungary

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Covering an online president: White House press corps in the age of Twitter

Chair: Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO, Texas Tribune

  • Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent, PBS NewsHour

  • Kimberly Atkins, Washington correspondent, WBUR

  • Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter, Associated Press

  • Eli Stokols, White House reporter, Los Angeles Times

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