First Batch of SXSWi Programming Confirmed

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​Last month we told you about the St. Louisans vying to get their panels on the program at the 2010 South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin this coming spring. 

Well, the first batch of panelists was announced yesterday, and we were pleased to see our fair city represented on this list by one Will Sullivan, Interactive Director from the Post-Dispatch with his panel "Process Journalism: Getting it First, While Getting it Right." 

There was no sign of our other two panel hopefuls, David Gray and James Macanufo, but they could still make it in. The SXSW website indicates that this is just the first list of panels with more to come. 

Here is a summary of Sullivan's panel:
Iterative journalism, process journalism, wiki journalism -- call it what you want -- the 'first draft' of history is rapidly changing with digital reporting and immediate delivery. In this panel, we'll investigate technological tools, best practices from bloggers to NYTimes.com, transparency and ethical challenges faced report accurate news in the social media age.

Questions Answered:
What is new and relevant with this new form of journalism? What's not so new? (History is peppered with process journalism, even if journalists don't want to acknowledge it)
What are the best tools for process journalism?
Who are the best organizations doing this in the mainstream media and how are they doing it? (Presented in 'Case Study' formats)
Who are the best non-MSM organizations doing this and how are they doing it? (Presented in 'Case Study' formats)
What usability and user interface designs best serves this type of content delivery?
How is editing and accuracy verified in this environment? What are the legal implications of this?
What are the business and distribution models around this content?
How can social media technologies be integrated to help collaborate and feed the content?
How can social media technologies be integrated to help collaborate and feed the content?
When collaborating on these type of projects (with the people formerly known as the audience), what does that mean to the copyright of the final product?


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