Celebrates 5 Years at SXSW!


This March, students in Dr. Cindy Royal's Advanced Online Media course will cover SXSW for the 5th time. Since 2008, a group of graduate students has attended and covered the conference at Over the years, the coverage has grown to include previews, video interviews and special events including the Taco Party that attracts visiting media professionals and scholars.

In past years, students have heard from and met some of the most innovative tech players affecting media, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Chris Anderson of Wired, media consultant and scholar Jeff Jarvis, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Digg's Kevin Rose, gaming scholar Jane McGonigal, media scholar Dana Boyd, Twitter founder Evan Williams and more. The project allows students to use media tools while they are learning about them. Please visit to follow our coverage before and during SXSW Interactive 2012.