|7th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas|
The Impact of Digital Technologies on Journalism and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean
September 10-12, 2009
Organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas and Open Society Foundation’s Media Program
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2009
Welcome remarks and opening presentation
Rosental Calmon Alves, Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and board member, OSI Media Program
Digital Trends in Communication: What's next and why it matters
Workshop by Amy Webb, Principal, Webbmedia Group, LLC
Second part of Amy Webb’s workshop
12:00-1:30 p.m. Guided tour of Blanton Museum of Art’s exhibit The Modern and the Mythic by Argentine artist Fransico Mattos, followed by lunch.
Effects of digital technologies on journalism and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean – What has changed so far and what transformations lie ahead?
Moderated by Ana Arana, FMPI, Mexico
• Guillermo Franco, Colombia
• José Rubén Zamora, elPeriodico, Guatemala
• Francisco Vidal, CEPET, Mexico
• Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Violeta Chamorro Found., Nicaragua
• Mabel Rehnfeldt, FOPEP, Paraguay
• Peter Richards, Assoc. of Caribbean Media Workers, Trinidad & Tobago
The impact of digital technologies on investigative journalism – the new wave of Internet-based watchdog journalism in the Americas
Moderated by Mark Horvit, Investigative Reporters & Editors, U.S.A.
• Brant Houston, Investigative News Network, U.S.A.
• José Roberto de Toledo, ABRAJI, Brazil
• Monica Gonzalez, CIPER, Chile
• Gustavo Gorriti, IDL, Peru
• Gabriel Michi, FOPEA, Argentina
• John Dinges, CIINFO, U.S.A.
The other side of digital technologies: how governments use technology to spy on journalists and human rights advocates – the case of Colombia
Special presentation by Hollman Morris
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2009
Media online: How are new and old models working on the Internet? Are we experimenting enough?
Moderated by Dilmar Rosas, CELAP, Panama
• Carlos Dada, El Faro, El Salvador
• Gotson Pierre, AlterPresse, Haiti
• Juanita León, La Silla Vacia, Colombia
• César Molinares, Verdad Abierta, Colombia
• Mabel Cáceres, El Búho, Peru
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Giving voice to the citizenry – Are blogs, social media and citizenjournalism making any difference?
Moderated by Ricardo Trotti, IAPA, U.S.A.
• Georgia Popplewell, Global Voices On-Line
• Luis Carlos Díaz, Gentedeapie.com, Venezuela
• Sandra Crucianelli, SoloLocal.info, Argentina
• Luz María Helguero, Provincial Journalists Network, Peru
The impact of digital technologies on video production and distribution: Are we prepared for the growth of video audience on the Web and on cell phones?
Moderator: Cecilia Alvear, NAHJ, U.S.A.
• Ana Carlos, Entrémosle a Guate, Guatemala
• Carlos Cárdenas, Red TV, Peru
• Hollman Morris, Contravía, Colombia
• Carolina Fuentes, CNN Chile
Three working groups on digital technology and journalism
• Group 1 coordinator: Fernando Alonso, FNPI, Colombia
• Group 2 coordinator: James Breiner, CPD, Mexico
• Group 3 coordinator: Luis Botello, ICFJ, U.S.A.
Coordinators submit conclusions from working groups for discussion
Moderated by Ricardo Uceda, IPYS, Peru
Summary of the meeting
Guillermo Franco, Austin Forum rapporteur
Moderated by Ricardo Uceda