Saturday, May 19, 2007
10:45am - 11:45am, Crockett
Topic: Stories Degree Zero
Discussion based on the idea of storytelling basics using the latest media trends in online journalism and the consumer influence on online media.
Intro by Kym Fox-Texas State Mass Communications Professor
Cindy Royal – An assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos
Dr. Royal has served as an assistant instructor then professor in Mass Communication studies since January 2003. Her research interests include the social implications of the Internet, and a dissertation on how women's media and Web sites represent women's usage of the Internet. Currently working studying people's motivations for creating online content.
Prior to 1999, Dr. Royal had a marketing career at Compaq Computer and the NCR Corporation. Royal worked as a journalist for Austin Business Journal and Texas Music Magazine before moving into teaching.
David Ryan- David Ryan is the online editiorial projects manager for the site, www.ljworld.com based out of Lawrence, Kansas. Ryan has been creatively involved in every aspect of online news websites since 1999. Before creating websites, Ryan was involved in the Ph.D. program in American Literature and American studies at the University of Kansas and has a Master in Arts in fiction writing from Temple University.
Ben Olivo - Currently, Olivo serves as the entertainment editor for www.mysanantonnio.com.
As an editorial assistant, Olivo started his career working for the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, took a break and worked on an internship covering the malaria beat for the Cambodia Daily with the World Health Organization. Olivo rejoined the express news staff upon his return to San Antonio in 2003.