Media & Journalism

March 8-14, 2019 | Convergence Track

The Media & Journalism Track explores how journalism, analysis, and content distribution are being impacted by technology and culture. This track will examine the fast-changing media landscape, as older institutions and newer organizations battle for consumer attention.

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SXSW 2018 Convergence Keynote Ta-Nehisi Coates - Photo by Benedict Jones

SXSW 2018 Convergence Keynote Ta-Nehisi Coates - Photo by Benedict Jones

About Media & Journalism Track


The media industry is continuing to go through profound shifts as large companies consolidate to compete head-to-head with technology companies, publishers experiment with new business models, and journalists and editors work to rebuild trust with their audiences. This track will delve into the conversations, challenges and innovative ideas impacting the way content is produced, distributed and consumed.

Enter your session idea related to the Media & Journalism Track from June 25 – July 20 using the official, user-generated session proposal platform, PanelPicker®. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements throughout the season.

We’re especially interested in hearing about newsrooms’ efforts to diversify; the future of local news; innovative business models for publishers; the implications of large media company consolidation for content production; what’s next for publishers and platforms; and how technology is impacting the industry.

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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