Opening session

Hybrid Newsroom for the Digital Age: Journalists are reorganizing their routines, learning new skills and doing their best to work for multiplatform, multimedia operations. How are integrated newsrooms (i.e., print + digital) working so far?

Chair: Robert Rivard, Editor and Executive Vice President, San Antonio Express-News

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Emerging Business Models: Traditional media are struggling to adapt their old business models to respond to the devastating effects of disruptive, digital technologies, while a new generation of media companies is creating fresh, innovative new models. Will those efforts result in profitable businesses that would finance journalism as it happened during the last century?

Chair: Neal Burns, Professor, Advertising Department, UT Austin

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Engaging Communities: The old, passive audiences are increasingly becoming clusters of new, active communities that still read, listen and watch the media, but demand to be read, listened and watched. Engaging those communities has become high priority for the media, but are their efforts succeeding?

Chair and Presenter: António Granado, Visiting Professor, Universidade Nova Lisboa; and Online Editor, Público newspaper, Lisbon, Portugal

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Multimedia and Interactivity: Faster Internet connections and cheaper network and storage space have paved the way to more video and audio and more database journalism projects on the Web. Are online journalists finally taking advantage of the multimedia and interactive capabilities of the Internet?

Chair: Howard Finberg, Executive Director, Poynter Institute's NewsU.org

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News Games: Video games have become serious games and started playing an increasingly important role in education and professional training. Can video games now become a more common tool to help journalists to tell the story?

Chair: Sharon Strover , Chair, Radio-Television-Film Department, UT Austin

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Research Panel: Managing the Production of Online Journalism

Chair: Mark Tremayne, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Research Chair)

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