The journalist’s guide to SXSW 2013

SXSWWith SXSW 2013 just over a week away, we took a closer look at the schedule to find the most interesting interactive events for newshounds and ink-stained wretches converging in Austin next week for the interactive showcase (that’s SXSWi, FYI).

Ebyline will be among the tech and media exhibitors at this year’s show (our first time! we hope the older companies will let us play with their ball), so make sure to stop by our booth and say, “Why do you use so many rhetorical questions in your ledes?” Depending on your beat, you’ll probably want to check out some of the healthcare or technology panels to stay on top of trends in those areas, but here’s a look at the events specifically about media and journalism we’ll be checking out.

Saturday, March 9

Sunday, March 10

  • Journalism by #s: Data Will Change Nature of News - Data is ripe for discovering fresh story angles or adding context to an existing story. Panelist Liv Buli contributed a guest post about data journalism 101 for Ebyline last year, so we know she’ll have some great insights to add.
  • Freelancer Meetup – As any freelance journalist will tell you, working solo has its perks but it can also get lonely. Use this time to connect with like-minded freelancers from across the country. 
  • New Standards for a New Era of Journalism – Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Kelly McBride of The Poynter Institute discuss strategies for building public trust in newsrooms. 

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

  • The Big Power Shift in Media - Buzzfeed founder and CEO Jonah Perretti discusses the next wave of media innovation and offers advice on adapting to the changing news climate.  

Featured photo courtesy of jenniferconley

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About Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is a Boston-based freelance writer whose work appears in Bankrate.com, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, MediaBistro.com, Parade Magazine, and SELF, among other places. She is the author of The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets and blogs at The Urban Muse.

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