The Associated Press is joining thousands of digital and creative professionals from around the world converging at the 2014 SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, which runs March 7 through 11. Here’s a rundown of where you’ll find AP:
Saturday, March 8
- The AP Stylebook is a supporting sponsor of the Awesomest Journalism Party Ever, featuring Texas food, beer, a photo booth and journalists galore. 5-8 p.m., 401 Sabine St.
Sunday, March 9
- AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin (@EricCarvin) and Mandy Jenkins, managing editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, will discuss the responsibilities news organizations have to citizen journalists. The session will cover topics such as credits and permissions for user-generated content and working with amateurs who may find themselves reporting in dangerous circumstances. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag: #UGCEthics. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD.
- AP Chief Asia Photographer David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder) will discuss the growing influence of social media on professional photography with TIME magazine photo editor Kira Pollack and Instagram community leader Dan Toffer. Guttenfelder was named TIME’s 2013 Instagram Photographer of the Year. Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag: #TIMESXSW. 5-6 p.m., Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD.
- And AP is sponsoring the Film + Interactive Fusion Party, which brings together filmmakers, designers, social media experts, producers and more. Featuring a DJ, games, photo booth and more, the party is open to all Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders. 7-10 p.m., Palm Door, 508 East 6th St.