Lightning talks: Facebook & local news, Pushing mobile, and the state of LION
10:10 — 11:10 a.m., Film Row Cinema
- Dorrine Mendoza | Facebook
- Josh Mabry | Facebook
- Christopher Guess | Reynolds Journalism Institute
- Dylan Smith | TucsonSentinel.com/LION Publishers
Lightning talks are a series of quick, focused presentations — roughly seven minutes long, each followed by seven minutes of open Q&A on the topic.
Dorrine Mendoza and Josh Mabry of Facebook will talk about Facebook's efforts to work with local news publishers and try to dispel the mystery of the algorithm that controls the platform's news feeds.
Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow Christopher Guess will demo "Push," an open-source mobile app he's designed for small news organizations.
Dylan Smith, publisher of TucsonSentinel.com and chairman of the LION board of directors, will talk about the organization's growth and future plans.