Category: Journalism

Tower Recall

Earlier this semester I previewed a panel revolving around the 1966 shooting that occurred on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin when a sniper took over the tower on campus and took the lives of innocent civilians from atop his perch. The panel, entitled Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media,...

Echo Chambers: Healing Our Social Media Algorithms

“Echo chambers” is a hot term in this post-election world we live in. There’s little debate they exist – these bubbles we live in, primarily on social media, full of groupthink – or the role social networks like Facebook play in forming them, but there’s been little discussion on solutions for this problem. Enter Claire...

From YouTube Star to Media Company Co-Founder: Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat, YouTuber with over 1 billion views and entrepreneur, spoke about his career evolution in the film and tech industry today at SXSW Interactive. He began his panel introducing the “Tarzan Method” which in short means; there is no magical straight path that will lead us into reaching our goals and aspirations in life. In...

The Tacos of Texas Recap

The #TacosOfTexas panel by Mando Rayo was the epitome of what a SXSW panel is all about: expressing your passion for something by creating a lifelong memorable experience. With a burning passion for his culture and love for authentic food, Rayo’s admiration for tacos took him through a journey across Texas, “Taco Journalism is an...

Preview: Disrupting J School with Digital Culture

Robert Hernandez is not your typical journalism professor. He teaches as an associate professor of professional practice at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, but he doesn’t necessarily consider himself an academic. “I am what’s called a practitioner,” Hernandez said. “There are academics that are boring and hypothetical about what the...

Preview: Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine

Justin Ellis is a Senior Editor at ESPN The Magazine. This year will be his third time attending SXSW Interactive, and he will be apart of a panel entitled “Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine” along with Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine and George Quraishi from Howler Magazine. Each with their own unique background, the...

Preview: Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media

The first mass shooting to take place on a college campus happened right here in Austin, Texas in 1966. From this unforgettable tragedy emerged the creation of SWAT teams, and also changed the way journalism covered events such as this. I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Elley, Principal of Electro-Fish, about the upcoming...

Preview: Media War: Platforms vs Publishers & Influencers

Jessica Best is the Head of Editorial at Blendle and former news editor at the DailyMirror. With a passion in journalism and skills in digital, Best naturally found herself a part of a panel discussion where both come together. In modern day, there is a battle between publishers and social influencers. Best describes her background with me and shares a sneak peek on what...