Media Innovation Day @SXSW - RSVP - Austin 16th March 2015

The University of Texas at Austin's "Engaging News" Project is teaming-up with the WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation to celebrate news media innovation during the SXSW Interactive Festival. Like you, we will attend the Festival to explore the next big disruptive trends. On the top of your agenda, we hope you will enjoy this unique opportunity to network with your peers coming from around the world to share their excitement for innovation. They will report on a series of successful projects where journalists, technologists, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs converged, developing new products and exploring new revenue models.

    SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin, March 2015

    PROGRAMME

    MONDAY MARCH 16 4:00pm - 6:00pm MEEETING POINT (3:30pm) If you will be attending the Keynote speaker of the day at SXSW Interactive Festival, we'll meet you after Logan Green's speech, at the main entrance of the Convention Center
. If lost in the crowd, we recommend to take the MetroBus line or join us directly at the University of Texas in Austin. Easy 20min taxi transfer toTexas University. WORKSHOP (4:00-6:30pm) 1. The Engaging News Project. Researching commercially viable and democratically beneficial ways to improve online journalism. The Engaging News Project tests web-based strategies for informing audiences, promoting substantive discourse, and helping citizens to understand diverse views - Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud, Director, Engaging News Project, University of Texas at Austin. 2. Personalisation of news. A collaborative project between NTNU University in Trondheim and the NxtMedia Consortium - Trond Hovland and Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, NxtMedia, Norway
. 3. Wearables by Stibo Accelerator and Columbia University, Denmark. 4. Introduction to a series of successful projects where journalists, technologists, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs converged, developing new products and exploring new revenue models whilst sharing project costs, IP ownership and future benefits. A brief description of: >> Meld (encouraging journalists to work with interactive designers, programmers and games designers to develop new forms of none linear digital narrative story telling) >> Media Lab (international participants worked across a weekend to respond directly to business challenges in the media sector and develop media content and products as solutions which were then showcased to industry professionals at the end of the weekend.) >> The Interactive Newsprint (connecting paper to the Internet and developed a digital system for recording interactions with printed matter online) - Paul Egglestone, Media Innovation Studio at UCLAN Preston, UK. 5. "Hamburgers Media", the changing startup culture in Japan, and how globalization affects the media industry in Japan. Asahi Shimbun is deconstructing its engagement with readers by investing in new business areas (online-live education program on the Internet and its recently launched A-port crowdfunding platform) - Ryan Takeshita, Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, Asahi Shimbun Media Lab. Join us for a nice relaxing reception at Gabriels Café at 7:00pm ! AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Ave Austin, TX 78705

    VENUE

    CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN AUSTIN Moody College of Communication 2504 Whitis Ave Austin, TX 78705 The conference will be in the Lady Bird Johnson conference room (the room number is 5.136). That is on the 5th floor of the CMA building (2504 Whitis Ave). You'll see below a map that shows where the building is located on the map. The University of Texas in Austin is in the heart of the city of Austin, just north of the downtown area. Campus is just two miles from the State Capitol. Main thoroughfares around campus include Guadalupe Street to the west, Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Boulevard to the south, Red River Street to the east and Dean Keeton Street (26th Street) to the north. Check out the main campus maps and the accessibility maps by using the following link: http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut/visiting-campus Transportation: We recommend you take the 801 or 803 MetroRapid from the Austin Convention Center to the University of Texas Campus. You'll want to get on at the Lavaca & 4th Station (about half a mile from the Convention Center). You will get off at the UT Dean Keaton Station. The CMA building is a very short walk from the bus stop. If you need assistance getting around during SXSW, here is some resources from the CapMetro website http://www.capmetro.org/sxsw2015/

    REGISTER

    We'll keep you posted about the latest news, practical details and logistics (location, how to get there,...) of the workshop and its programming. Email Stephen Fozard, Project Director for an update on the Global Alliance for Media Innovation stephen.fozard@wan-ifra.org
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    The University of Texas Campus is located 3,4 miles north of the the Austin Convention Center (SXSW)

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    The CMA building

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