Brunch Workshop: No-code data journalism: How to go beyond infographics and engage audiences

Keynote speaker: Maria Ressa

Chair: Reg Chua, global managing editor, operations, Reuters

  • Maria Ressa, founder and CEO, Rappler, Philippines

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Brunch Workshop: No-code data journalism: How to go beyond infographics and engage audiences

  • Vera Chan, senior manager, worldwide journalists relations, Microsoft News Lab

  • Cathleen Crowley,data journalist, Albany Times Union

  • Verah Okeyo,Global Health Reporter and Project Lead for the Diversity and Inclusion, Daily Nation, Kenya

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Covering electoral campaigns in the digital age: Challenges of the 2020 presidential election in the U.S.

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

  • Laura Barrón-López, national political reporter, Politico

  • Katie Glueck, national politics reporter, The New York Times

  • Alexi McCammond, political reporter, Axios

  • David Weigel, national political correspondent, The Washington Post

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The New Local News: Reinventing sustainable models to make local journalism survive and thrive in the digital ecosystem

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

  • Sara Lomax-Reese, CEO, WURD Radio

  • Alison Go, chief strategy officer, Chalkbeat

  • Mandy Jenkins, general manager, The Compass Experiment (partnership Google-McClatchy)

  • Fraser Nelson, vice president of business innovation, Salt Lake Tribune

  • Chris Sopher, co-founder and CEO,

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Keynote session: Catherine Kim

Chair: Robert Hernandez, Professor of professional practice, University of Southern California

  • Catherine Kim, global head of digital news, NBC News & MSNBC

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Brunch Workshop: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Newsroom

  • Michael Grant, Teacher Fellow, Google News Initiative (workshop in English)

  • Juan Manuel Lucero, Coordinator, Google News Initiative (workshop in Spanish), Argentina

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Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future

Chair: Deborah Blum, director, Knight Science Journalism program, MIT

  • Kai Kupferschmidt, contributing correspondent, Science, Germany

  • Helen Branswell, senior writer, infectious diseases, Stat News

  • Alvaro Pereira, reporter, TV Globo, Brazil

  • Vidya Krishnan, freelance journalist, Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Caravan Magazine, India

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Disinformation and Misinformation: What can be done beyond traditional fact-checking?

Chair: Talia Stroud,professor/director, Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

  • Don Heider, executive-director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

  • Cristina Tardáguila, associate-director, Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network

  • Craig Silverman, media editor, BuzzFeed

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Keynote session: Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora

Chair: Matt Thompson, editor-in-chief, eveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

  • Emily Ramshaw & Amanda Zamora, founders, The 19th

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Brunch Workshop: How journalists can use Tik Tok to find stories and monitor disinformation

  • Laura Garcia, training and support manager, First Draft

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All the president’s attacks: Coping with governments that weaponize social media and campaign against independent media

Chair: Kathleen Kingsbury,editorial page editor,The New York Times , University of Texas at Austin

  • Sérgio Dávila, editor-in-chief, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil

  • Peter Erdelyi, senior editor,, Hungary

  • Anna Gielewska, political & investigative reporter, vice president of Reporters Foundation, Poland

  • Juan E. Pardinas, General Editorial Director, Reforma, Mexico

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From problems to solutions: How solutions journalism can shift and shape media coverage

Chair: Mallary Tenore, associate director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

  • Dahlia Bazzaz, Education Lab reporter, Seattle Times

  • Tina Rosenberg, co-founder and vice president of innovation, Solutions Journalism Network (SJN)

  • Brittany Schock, engagement and solutions editor, Richland Source

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Research breakfast seminar: Gender, media, and politics in the digital age

Chair: Dustin Harp, associate professor and director, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Regina Lawrence, professor/director, Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon

  • Urszula Pruchniewska, assistant professor, Communication Studies, Kutztown University

  • Ingrid Bachmann, professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

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Keynote session: Nikole Hannah-Jones

Chair: Jeff Jarvis, director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter, New York Times Magazine

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Brunch Workshop: Building Trust: Best Practices to improve engagement through transparency, inclusion and ethics

  • Sally Lehrman, chief executive officer, Trust Project

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Research Panel: Power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism: Dynamics of media control, resistance and renewal (peer-reviewed papers presentation)

Chair: Alfred Hermida, professor and director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia (Canada), guest editor of #ISOJ Research Journal

  • Insights, issues and ideas on power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism, Alfred Hermida

  • “We Are the 200%”: How Mitú Constructs Latino American Identity Through Discourse, Ryan Wallace, University of Texas at Austin

  • Alternative professional journalism in the post-Crimean Russia: Online resistance to the Kremlin propaganda and status quo, Olga Lazitski, University of California, San Diego

  • #MarchForOurLives: Tweeted teen voices in online news, Kirsi Cheas, Maiju Kannisto, and Noora Juvonen, University of Turku, Finland

  • Send her back: News narratives, Intersectionality, and the rise of politically powerful women of color, Carolyn Nielsen, Western Washington University

  • Participatory journalism and the hegemony of men, Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

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Product Management: How news organizations can become more audience-oriented, data-driven and product-focused

Chair: Cindy Royal, professor and director of the Media Innovation Lab, Texas State University

  • Deb Adeogba, senior media experience manager, Microsoft News

  • Millie Tran, chief product officer, The Texas Tribune

  • Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation, Temple University, and director, News Catalyst

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Keynote session: Tom Rosenstiel

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

  • Tom Rosenstiel, executive director,American Press Institute

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Brunch Workshop: Seeking New Ideas to Fund Public Interest Media in the U.S. and Globally

Chair: Anya Schiffrin, senior lecturer, Columbia University

  • Sarabeth Berman, CEO, American Journalism Project

  • Elizabeth Green, founder and CEO of Chalkbeat, co-founder and co-chair of the board, American Journalism Project

  • Nishant Lalwani, managing director, Luminate, United Kingdom

  • Dele Olojede, founder and host, Africa In the World, South Africa

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Online investigations: How journalists are using AI (artificial intelligence) and OSINT (open source intelligence)

Chair: Maria Teresa Ronderos, founder, CLIP (Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism), Colombia

  • Emilia Díaz-Struck, research editor and Latin America coordinator, ICIJ

  • Charlotte Godart, open source investigator & trainer, Bellingcat, United Kingdom

  • John Keefe, adjunct professor, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

  • Haley Willis, visual investigations reporter, The New York Times

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How to fight deepfake and cheapfake videos: The challenges of verifying authenticity of visual content

Chair: Claire Wardle, U.S. director, First Draft

  • Christina Anagnostopoulos, senior producer, Reuters

  • Rhona Tarrant, U.S. editor, Storyful

  • Matthew Wright, director for research, Global Cybersecurity Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology

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