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Sunday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hacking the News Around the World

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Hacker journalism is going global. The Hacks/Hackers movement has spread around the world, and this panel will bring together organizers from Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.S. to talk about how the journalism-technology movement has grown across the world. Panelists will discuss the challenges of working in closed societies, data mining in countries where data doesn't flow freely, finding media outlets without support of legacy institutions and how to build a hacker culture in countries where the word has a distinctly negative connotation. The panelists will discuss their experiences in running events like hackathons, projects they have built and communities they are bringing together.
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Justin Arenstein

Digital Strategist / Knight FellowInternational Center for JournalistsJUSTIN ARENSTEIN is founder and manager of the annual $1m www.AfricanNewsChallenge.org, and is co-founder of the Code4Africa initiative that spearheads the #OpenData movement on the continent.
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Mariano Blejman

Editor of Digital Culture sectionKnight International Fellow for ICFJKnight International Journalism Fellow Mariano Blejman is an editor and media entrepreneur specializing in data-driven journalism. In 2011, he co-founded Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, a local chapter of the group that... Read More →
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Burt Herman

FounderHacks/HackersBurt Herman is co-founder of Storify, an application for telling stories with social media, and founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. Storify won the 2012 SXSW Interactive award for social media, the... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Omni Downtown, Longhorn

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