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Thursday, August 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Journalism's Existential Crisis: The Rise of Platform Publishing

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Distributing content through third party platforms (i.e., Facebook Instant Articles, Snapchat Discover, Google AMP and Apple news) has become commonplace. What has been the biggest challenge or concern for newsrooms so far? Platforms increasingly have power to decide what gets heard and what doesn't, by designing algorithms that determine what users see and to reserve the right to moderate or censor any speech. How does that affect decisions to publish content on these platforms? Should it? What should be measures of success for newsrooms in the current media landscape?

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Gene Park

Social Media Editor, Opinions, Washington Post
Gene Park is a social media editor embedded with the Opinions and Outlook sections of The Washington Post. He's also the vice president for print for the AAJA, Washington, D.C. chapter. Defending Kanye since 2005, still a struggle.

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Priya Ganapati

Product Director, Quartz
Priya Ganapati manages product development at Quartz focusing on newsletters, ads, new products and external platforms at Quartz. Prior to that she was at The Wall Street Journal, as one of the first editors in the newsroom dedicated specifically to mobile products and then became... Read More →
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Katie Nelson

News Director, The Huffington Post
Katie Nelson is news director for The Huffington Post. Previously: the New York Daily News, the Associated Press, The Arizona Republic, The Cambodia Daily.
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Elite Truong

Product Manager, Vox Media, Inc.
Elite works with the product team on distribution to emerging platforms at Vox Media. She also writes a monthly column at Poynter about media culture and collaboration. In her free time, she falls into WIkipedia holes about different cuisines and travels to eat new things.

Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT