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Sunday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Charlie Hebdo Lessons on Satire & Journalism

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The satire of Charlie Hebdo pushed the boundaries of freedom of expression to uncomfortable limits. In response to the terrorist slaughter of 12 staff members of the French magazine earlier this year, many wondered if the pen truly is mightier than the sword. The link between satire and journalism is strong and long. A society that tolerates crude jokes can stomach political dissent. Indeed satire is a continuum, on one end lives the editorial cartoon and on the other is a racist characterization of a religious prophet.
And the Internet seems to make everything worse. It speeds the distribution of offensive material, amplifies the voices of those would fan the flames of fanatics and encourages haters to ban together and plot revenge.
Can satire survive the digital age? Will it do so hand in hand journalism?

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Andy Carvin

Editor in Chief, Reported.ly
Andy Carvin recently joined First Look Media as one of its senior editors. Prior to First Look, Andy was senior strategist at NPR's social media desk, where he leads NPR's efforts to integrate social media into the newsroom. Since 2006, Andy has pioneered NPR's use of Twitter and... Read More →
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Kelly McBride

VP, The Poynter Institute

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Features Editor, The Onion

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1

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