Welcome Session

Opening panel: Coming of Age: Nonprofit online journalism attracts big investments and creates sustainable models

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

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Keynote session: Challenges and opportunities for journalism in times of crises, disinformation and digital disruption

Chair: Kathleen McElroy, director, Moody College’s School of Journalism and Media, University of Texas at Austin

  • Keynote Speaker: Katrice Hardy, executive editor, Dallas Morning News

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Panel: Hype or not, how and when will web3 (blockchain/NFTs) and metaverse (AR/VR/XR) impact journalism?

Chair: Emily Bell, professor & director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

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Google Tools for Journalists: Lunch workshops offered by Google News Initiative

News and AI (#ISOJ Journal peer-reviewed research panel)

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

  • Co-Chair/Discussant: Seth Lewis, professor, director of Journalism Program, University of Oregon

  • Patrick Howe, Christine Robertson, Lindsay Grace, and Foaad Khosmood, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo & University of Miami: Exploring Reporter-Desired Features for an AI-Generated Legislative News Tip Sheet

  • Daniel Trielli and Nicholas Diakopoulos,Northwestern University: Algorithmic Agenda Setting: The Shape of Search Media During the 2020 US Election

  • Colin Porlezza and Giulia Ferri, Institute of Media and Journalism IMeG, University Della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland: The Missing Piece: Ethics and the Ontological Boundaries of Automated Journalism

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Keynote session: Key Questions for Journalists Seeking to Reinvent Journalism for our Digital Age

Chair: Sue Cross, executive director and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit News

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Panel: Subsidies and Regulations: How government initiatives may affect journalism and the digital media ecosystem

Chair: Emily Bell, professor & director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

  • David Skok, CEO and editor-in-chief, The Logic, (Canada)

  • Sarah Stonbely, research director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University

  • Steven Waldman,president and co-founder, Report for America

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Research breakfast

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ research chair and professor, School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University

  • Jessica Renee Collier, postdoctoral research fellow, Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

  • Gina M. Masullo, associate professor/associate director, Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

  • Caroline Murray, research associate, Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

  • Talia Stroud, professor/director, Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

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Breakfast workshop: The need for digital provenance: How the Content Authenticity Initiative is addressing mis/disinformation

Keynote Session: News: What is it, who is it for, and how can we rethink it for the digital era?

Chair: Neil Chase, CEO, CalMatters

  • Keynote speaker: Gina Chua, incoming executive editor, Semafor

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Lightning sessions: Online journalism and press freedom in Asia and Latin America

Chair: Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

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Panel: Mental health and the wellbeing of journalists in an era of online harassment, extreme polarization, denialism and pandemic

Chair: Avery Holton, chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah

  • Valerie Belair-Gagnon, director, Minnesota Journalism Center, University of Minnesota

  • Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa, research director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

  • Luisa Ortiz Pérez, executive director & cofounder, Vita-Activa.org

  • Hannah Storm, founding director, Headlines Network (U.K.)

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