SXSW Interactive is rapidly approaching, and with only a few days to pore through the numerous panels being held from March 11-15th, we’ve decided to help you out.

CIR reporter G.W. Schulz (who covers homeland security) and Distribution and Online Community Manager Meghann Farnsworth have put together a helpful list of the Best of SXSW for the time-strapped investigative reporting or social media manager out there. We’ve even put them into a handy Google map so you can track panels by location.

Want to meet up during the conference? Feel free to contact us via email or @mention us on Twitter. We’ll be there all week!

G.W. Schulz:
See all of G.W.’s work here.

Follow G.W. on Twitter at @GWSchulzCIR

Meghann Farnsworth:
Follow @cironline and @CaliforniaWatch

Follow Meghann on Twitter at @MeghannCIR

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Meghann Farnsworth

Meghann Farnsworth is the managing director of distribution, operations and engagement for Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages teams dedicated to website production and management, technology, analytics, social media, distribution, newsletters, online and on-the-ground community building, arts collaborations, and youth engagement. She also helps develop and support media partnerships and collaborations for Reveal’s national public radio show and podcast. Previously, Farnsworth was the senior digital media manager at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C., where she worked in digital media management, interactive development and outreach for nonprofit and government clients. She also served as the associate editor of Forums at PBS NewsHour, where she created interactive online forums that helped increase and engage the NewsHour's online audience. She was an inaugural member of the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, and she has presented at conferences across the country, including SXSW, ONA, the Logan Symposium, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and others. She earned her master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. Farnsworth is based at Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.