Since returning from Austin, Texas, the Freedom Forum Institute and Newseum staff remain committed to and confident in the future of the First Amendment following their time at SXSW 2019.
Over three days, our featured speakers had the opportunity to share their expertise and leadership experiences across three different sessions. Our SXSW sessions were filled with thought-provoking questions about fostering inclusivity in media organizations, the place of religion in public life and censorship challenges facing student journalists. The panels we hosted included:
Inclusivity in Media focused on creating and improving upon diversity and inclusion programs for journalists and featured:
Student Journalists: Oasis in Today’s News Deserts discussed how student journalists have filled an information gap in news deserts where local coverage is lost or minimal. Speakers included:
We also enjoyed taking part in other sessions that introduced us to new connections, technology and ideas. This year, the SXSW conference expanded our global community of industry leaders who are passionate about preserving the integrity of a free press and defending the First Amendment. Did you attend one of our sessions? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter by tagging @Newseum and @FreedomForumIns.