The Newseum Goes to SXSW

AustinThis weekend, the Newseum travels to Austin, Tex., for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, where we will participate in panel discussions and live-streamed interviews with thought leaders in media, technology, and national security.

On March 12 at 11 a.m., Newseum Chief Technology Officer Mitch Gelman will lead a panel discussion on “Technology and Storytelling” at the WeDC House. Panelists include Carla Borras, director of digital video at Frontline PBS, Amy Sezak, head of communications at 8i, and Max Salomon, executive producer of Black Dot Films. These experts will offer practical advice for using immersive technology to produce compelling content, and explain how this technology is disrupting traditional media.

On March 13 at 5 p.m., Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst will speak with FBI General Counsel James Baker about national security – and how to strike the right balance between individual privacy and public safety. In light of the recent leaks on CIA espionage technology, this timely conversation will lend unique insights to a thorny issue that impacts every American.

Throughout the day March 12 and 13, the Newseum will be conducting Facebook Live interviews with movers-and-shakers in journalism, government, tech and more. Follow the Newseum on Facebook @Newseum to watch the live interviews.

More live updates will be available on the Newseum and the Newseum Institute Twitter accounts, @Newseum and @NewseumInst.

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