Workshop: Covering climate change: Best practices for how to localize a planet-sized story

Keynote speaker: A.G. Sulzberger

Chair: Alberto Ibargüen, president & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • A.G. Sulzberger, chairman & publisher, The New York Times

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Workshop: Lessons from the Global South: How innovation has helped newsrooms around the world

  • Ludovic Blecher, head of DNI Innovation Fund, Google

  • Styli Charalambous, CEO, The Daily Maverick, South Africa

  • Innbal Menashri, data project manager, Haaretz, Israel

  • Tai Nalon, co-founder, Aos Fatos, Brazil

  • John-Allan Namu, CEO, Africa Uncensored, Kenya

  • Maria Li, chief operating officer, Tech in Asia, Singapore

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Panel: Collaborative journalism networks: the lone wolf investigative reporter joins regional & global packs

Chair: Marina Walker Guevara, executive editor, Pulitzer Center

  • Scilla Alecci, reporter and coordinator of European & Asian partners, ICIJ , Italy

  • Carlos Eduardo Huertas, founder & director, CONNECTAS (Latin American network) , Colombia

  • Alia Ibrahim, founder and chairman, Daraj , Lebanon

  • Purity Mukami, reporter, Finance Uncovered (UK) & The Elephant , Kenya

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Panel: Community management and audience engagement: Turning the news into a conversation

Chair: Irving Washington, executive director & CEO, Online News Association (ONA)

  • Ashley Alvarado, director of community engagement, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC + LAist)

  • Darryl Holliday, news lab director and co-founder, City Bureau

  • Nisha Chittal, director of audience and engagement, Vox Media

  • Bobby Blanchard, assistant director for audience, The Texas Tribune

  • Annie Z. Yu, director of engagement, Politico

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Keynote speaker: Katharine Viner

Chair: Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, editor-in-chief, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, The Guardian

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Workshop: How to develop secure communication with sources and a drop box for whistleblowers

  • Harlo Holmes, Freedom of the Press Foundation

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Panel: Facing the ‘infodemic:’ How journalists covering COVID-19 can fight mis/disinformation

Chair: Maryn McKenna, journalist, author and senior fellow, Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health

  • Joan Donovan, research director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy at Harvard University

  • Heidi Larson, director, The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London

  • Jessica Malaty Rivera, science communication lead, The COVID Tracking Project

  • Brandy Zadrozny, reporter, NBC News

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#ISOJ Journal- Peer Reviewed Research Panel 1: Capturing journalism’s evolution: From algorithms to misinformation

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ Research Chair & #ISOJ Journal co-editor, San Diego State University

  • Silvia DalBen and Amanda Chevtchouk Jurno, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), More than code: The complex network that involves journalism production in five Brazilian robot initiatives.

  • Amber Hinsley, Texas State University, Cued up: How audience demographics influence reliance on news cues, confirmation bias and confidence in identifying misinformation.

  • Burton Speakman, Kennesaw State University, and Marcus Funk, Sam Houston State University, What’s on your page, on your pa-a-a-ge: Zombie content and paywall policies in American community newspapers, 2015-2020.

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Keynote Session: Reinventing online political coverage

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

  • Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, co-founders, Punchbowl News

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Workshop: Going beyond advanced search: Google tools for journalists

  • Juan Manuel Lucero, Google News Lab (workshop en español)

  • Mary Nahorniak, Google News Initiative Teaching Fellow (workshop in English)

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Panel: Online violence against women journalists: How to combat this global scourge?

Chair: Elisa Lees Muñoz, executive-director, IWMF

  • Ferial Haffajee, associate editor, Daily Maverick, South Africa

  • Gisela Pérez de Acha, reporter at the investigative reporting program, UC Berkeley

  • Julie Posetti , global director of research, ICFJ

  • Ela Stapley, digital security advisor and founder, Siskin Labs , U.K.

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Immersive journalism: How photogrammetry, VR and AR are adding new dimensions to storytelling

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

  • Mint Boonyapanachoti, creative technologist, The New York Times

  • Thomas Flynn, cultural heritage lead, Sketchfab , U.K.

  • Retha Hill , professor of practice & director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, Arizona State University

  • Ben Kreimer, independent journalism technologist

  • Elite Truong, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post

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Keynote Session: Reimagining news for Black Americans: Paving a path toward equity in journalism

Chair: Amanda Zamora, co founder & publisher, The 19th*

  • Lauren Williams & Akoto Ofori-Atta, co-founders, Capital B

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Workshop: Covering climate change: Best practices for how to localize a planet-sized story

  • Amal Ahmed, reporter, Texas Observer

  • Frank Mungeam, chief innovation officer, Local Media Association

  • Donovan Quintero, reporter, Navajo Times

  • Mark Schleifstein, reporter, | The Times-Picayune Times

  • Bernadette Woods Placky, program director, Climate Matters

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Panel: It’s not the old op-ed page anymore: The growth of opinion in online journalism

Chair: Katie Kingsbury, opinion editor, The New York Times

  • Karen Attiah, global opinions editor, The Washington Post

  • Sewell Chan, editorial page editor, The Los Angeles Times

  • Matthew Yglesias , writer and editor, Slow Boring

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Panel: Cracking the code for the new local news through networking and collaboration

Chair: Karen Rundlet, director of journalism program, Knight Foundation

  • Sarabeth Berman, CEO, American Journalism Project (AJP)

  • Sue Cross, executive director and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit News (INN)

  • Emilee Gilpin, managing editor, Indiginews , Canada

  • Lisa Heyamoto, GNI Startups Lab Senior Program Manager, LION Publishers

  • Mukhtar Ibrahim, founder, SAHAN Journal

  • Mazin Sidahmed, co-executive director, Documented

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Keynote Session: Marty Baron

Chair: Kathleen McElroy, director of the School of Journalism and Media, UT Austin

  • Marty Baron, former executive editor, The Washington Post

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Workshop: How to work towards a news ecosystem that cleanly separates news from opinion

  • Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent, director of journalism and media ethics program, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

  • Patricia Lopez, journalist and editorial writer, The Star Tribune

  • Kate Harloe, NewsQ

  • Connie Moon Sehat, News Quality Initiative

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Panel: Race and equity in the news: Reporting in service of communities and with the URL (uplift, respect and love) lens

Chair: Sara Lomax-Reese, co-founder, URL Media, president & CEO, WURD Radio

  • Cierra Hinton, executive-director & publisher, Scalawag

  • Mitra Kalita, co-founder, URL Media

  • Macollvie J. Neel, managing editor, The Hatian Times

  • Nancy San Martin, freelance journalist, contributor at palabra. NAHJ

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#ISOJ Journal – Peer Reviewed Research Panel 2: Challenging the status quo: New pathways to understanding news audiences today

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ Research Chair & #ISOJ Journal co-editor, San Diego State University

  • Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Thematic analysis of journalism engagement in practice.

  • Jessica Retis, University of Arizona, and Lourdes M. Cueva Chacón, San Diego State University, Mapping digital-native U.S. Latinx news: Beyond geographical boundaries, language barriers, and hyper-fragmentation of audiences.

  • Ryan Wallace, UT Austin, The language of online news: How science and health reporting in English impacts Latinx Audiences.

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