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Fall 2015 Conference: Journalism + Silicon Valley


When: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Where: Columbia Journalism School

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Journalism is increasingly dependent on and influenced by companies that dominate the social web. Facebook, Twitter, and Google are no longer “just platforms” – they are shaping how journalism is practiced and funded.

This symbiosis between two worlds that have historically had different cultures, technologies and business models is creating both tension and opportunity.

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is an interdisciplinary center based at Columbia Journalism School. We teach best practices to a new generation of journalists and foster a wider understanding of how the public is influenced in the 21st Century.


Keynote: The News Industry and Social Networks
Emily Bell and Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times

Emily Bell in conversation with Michael Reckhow of Facebook
Michael Reckhow, Product Manager of Instant Articles at Facebook

Platforms as Publishers: Rights and Responsibilities
David ClinchKate Crawford, Andrew McLaughlin, Zeynep Tufekci, Ethan Zuckerman

Covering the Technology Beat
Julia Angwin, John Herrman, Jay Rosen, Sara Watson

New Platforms, New Stories, New Audiences
Laura Amico, Justin Bank, Scott Klein, Ken Romano, Vivian Schiller

Newsroom Strategies for the Social Web
Raney Aronson, Trushar Barot, Nicholas Carlson, Mario Garcia, Mark Hansen

Funding Journalism: New Revenue Models
Neil Barsky, Emily Bell, Jim Kennedy, Howard Morgan, Shane Snow

A reception will follow in the World Room.

This conference is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


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