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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Horizontal Media: The New Influencers

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Session Description

Location: Seminar Room A
SoLoMo, or so what? We look at how social, local and mobile is – and is not – changing media. What will citizen journalists do next? Must you think local to be global? Is mobile the only way to reach, and change the minds, of millions? We will discuss how the news – public and private, formal and informal, in the west and the east – is bending to the systems that deliver it, as well as how it is resisting change. With “Horizontal Media”, we all contribute to as well as digest the news, choosing when, how and with whom to share it. Does this mash-up of referrals and reportage herald a fresh world-affecting era? Or something else altogether?

When | Where

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday, March 29

Session leaders

  • David Bornstein Speaker
    CEO, Solutions Journalism Network
    David Bornstein is a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which seeks to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism: rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems. He has been a newspaper and magazine reporter for 25 years and currently co-authors the “Fixes” column in The New York Times. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. He lives in New York.
  • Kinsey Wilson Speaker
    EVP Product & Tech; Editor, Innovation/Strategy, The New York Times
    Kinsey Wilson is the lead digital officer for The New York Times. Operating at the nexus of news and business, he holds dual masthead titles as Editor for Innovation and Strategy and Executive Vice President for Product and Technology. In those roles, he oversees the work of more than 900 technologists, designers, product managers and editors responsible for shaping the company’s digital strategy and for creating products that give expression to New York Times journalism. Widely heralded for the excellence of its digital report, The Times has seen its audience grow to over 100 million monthly unique users and more than 1.7 million paying digital subscribers. Wilson joined The Times in February 2015 after six years in senior leadership positions at NPR. As EVP and Chief Content Officer from 2012 through 2014 he oversaw NPR’s worldwide news gathering, programming and digital operations. Under his leadership, NPR became known as a leading digital innovator, pioneering new forms of listening including NPR One, a popular one-touch digital platform. During that time, NPR’s journalism also was recognized with major awards including the duPont-Columbia, Peabody and Emmy awards. Before being named Chief Content Officer, Wilson was NPR’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media. From 2000 to 2008, Wilson was Editor-in-Chief of usatoday.com and later Executive Editor of USA TODAY, where he helped define the standards for online journalism through coverage of major news events including the 2000 presidential election, the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Iraq War, and Hurricane Katrina. Wilson sits on the board of trustees of the Poynter Institute. He was an early leader of the Online News Association and president of the organization in 2007. And he has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
  • Rohan Paul Speaker
    , Oxford Mobile Robotics Group
    Rohan is an innovator, roboticist and an aspiring social entrepreneur. A Rhodes Scholar from India and IIT Delhi alumnus, he is presently a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group. He has co-invented mobility devices for visually impaired persons and steers an industry-academia-NGO alliance to bring these products to market.
  • Satnam Matharu Speaker
    Director of International Relations, Al Jazeera America
    Satnam Matharu is Director of International Relations at Al Jazeera and is responsible for extending the global brand presence of Al Jazeera Network. Satnum previously built ventures in technology and media. He was a founding member of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, a co-founding member of the Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Satnam holds degrees in Film and Education.