Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University and the Sheraton Palo Alto

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Saturday, October 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
News partnerships in the era of social media

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In May, nine major news organizations began publishing articles straight to Facebook under the social network’s long-anticipated product, Instant Articles. But that’s just one of a number of moves by social media and tech firms to partner with newsrooms. There’s Twitter’s Project Lightning, Apple News, Google News Lab and initiatives by others to play in the news ecosystem. What does this all mean for news publishers? We ask a top newspaper editor and representatives from the social media world to discuss what’s in store for these relationships.

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Dawn Garcia

Managing director, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University
Dawn Garcia is managing director of the JSK Journalism Fellowships where she has worked since 2001. She was a newspaper reporter and editor for 18 years at the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle and other dailies. She is a past president of the Journalism & Women... Read More →

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Nancy Barnes

Editor and executive vice president, Houston Chronicle
Nancy Barnes became Houston Chronicle's editor and executive vice president of news in October 2013. Barnes has a strong commitment to excellence in local journalism and leads the production of hard-hitting stories for the newspaper and its websites, Chron.com and HoustonChronicle.com... Read More →
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Adam Sharp

Head of news, government and elections, Twitter
As head of news, government and elections for Twitter, Adam Sharp leads a team that drives creative use of the platform by governments, political candidates, journalists, nonprofit organizations and the faith community. Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by The New York Times... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room: LK130 (1st floor) Li Ka Shing Center