Former NPR chief exec Vivian Schiller will keep her April 1 speaking engagement at the University of Texas's international symposium on online journalism, even though she accepted the invitation prior to her March 9 resignation. U-Texas J-School professor Rosental Alves, organizer of the annual conference, reached out to Schiller after her abrupt departure and asked her to discuss her vision for online journalism, based on her experiences at NPR and NYTimes.com. “The most important work that she has done was moving NPR into the digital age,” Alves tells The Daily Texan, UT's student newspaper. “That experience alone would be very relevant for us who are concerned with the future of journalism in this country.”
Additional keynoters are Meredith Artley of CNN.com, Madanmohan Rao of the Asia Pacific Internet Handbook, and Warren Webster of Patch Media. Full schedule here. Links to a live stream of the event will be posted here.