Reflecting on the Newseum’s Time at SXSW 2018

Since returning from Austin, TX, the Newseum team has felt great about its time at SXSW 2018. Over the three days spent at the festival, we had the opportunity to share substantive and meaningful information at three sessions, create lasting and strategic relationships and feel connected and engaged to the larger conversations on social good.

While at SXSW, the Newseum was fortunate enough to present at three different sessions on topics ranging from the First Amendment to fake news. Our panels were well-attended and filled with inquisitive and important questions about pressing issues such as freedom of the press and media literacy. They were:

First Amendment Report Card with panelists:

  • Robert Corn-Revere, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Lata Nott, executive director of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center
  • Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review
  • Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute

The Only Solution to Fake News: Education for All with panelists:

  • Ed Madison, assistant professor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
    University of Oregon
  • Barbara McCormack, vice president of education at the Newseum
  • Esther Wojcicki, founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program

Investigative Journalism in the Social Media Age with panelists:

  • David Fahrenthold Washington Post reporter
  • Sonya Gavankar, director of public relations at the Newseum

Take a look at some of our best moments from the conference on our Flickr album or watch our Facebook Lives with content from all three panels.

We enjoyed getting the chance to sit in on other sessions as well which inspired us and left us re-energized to continue working with other members of this innovative and empowering community. Did you go to one of our sessions? Is there a topic you’d like to see us present in the future? Let us know your thoughts by tagging us on Twitter @newseum.

See you next year!

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