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Thoughts from the panel discussion at SXSW 2012
I had the great opportunity this past week to attend SXSW in Austin, TX and sit on an incredible panel with some even more incredible people. I'm biased, but I think this was one of the best panel discussions at SXSW this year (and Mashable said it would be too!).
The discussion was moderated by MultiVu Director of Multimedia Engagement - Tom Miale (@tmiale). He led a group of really smart folks who worked in and around media:
Alicia Stewart - Sr. Editor / Producer at CNN
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16 days agoThe discussion was fast and furious and the audience was really trying to keep up with it. I could try to tell my story from the discussion, but it's better for me to take the key points that resonated with the audience that was there.
"The daily newspaper is getting lonely sitting on the driveway." @TonyUphoff #vetting #sxswThomas Hynes
The way we get our news has changed. Life is moving faster than ever, and so is news and information, but as Alicia Stewart and Tony Uphoff pointed out:
However, while speed is challenging us to source our news more, CNN is using it's iReport service to allow their viewers to be a prt of the story to present perspectives that might not otherwise get seen.
This lead to some discussion about the pace of news and the movements of CNN iReport and The Guardian Open Journalism project. We were very lucky to have come across this video that they created in our prep for the discussion.Guardian open journalism:
Three Little Pigs advert - the Guardiantheguardian
However, with the idea of open journalism, the discussion turned to the blurring of the lines between bloggers and journalists.
Alicia Steward from CNN and Shelli Whitehurst debated about opinion and facts.
Tony Uphoff rebutted some of the discussion about how the lines might be blurring, but that Journalism is like marketing, everyone thinks that can do it until they try.
Finally, the discussion turned to the idea that brand marketers and companies are becoming their own media
The idea that brands are now creating content faster than some traditional news organizations let Tony Uphoff to state:
However, if this is true, the audience and the panel were in complete agreement that in today's world and with the pace of news:
It was a great discussion, and we can't thank everyone enough who attended in person and participated online.