Category: Research

International research highlights differences among journalists’ methods, the precarious status of the profession and the evolution of a renown publication

Journalism was examined through a critical lens during the ISOJ 2018 research panel “Cultural change: Telling stories, shaping identity and normalizing precarity” on April 14. Academics — American and European — delved into the evolving nature of journalism from individual journalists to major publications. The panel started off with Jan Boesman, a postdoctoral researcher at …  Read More

Top academic paper at ISOJ identifies differences between ‘news makers’ and ‘storytellers’

A study involving the differences between “news makers” and “storytellers” — according to journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands — was named the top academic paper at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13, the first day of the two-day conference in Austin, Texas. “It’s a big surprise,” said Jan Boesman after …  Read More

Trends in online journalism research highlights the importance of audiences and engagement

With journalism currently battling social media, there has been the question and research into how journalists and newsrooms have been engaging with their audience. The panel “Research breakfast: Trends in Online Journalism Research” was held on the second day of the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). This panel included five professors talking about …  Read More

Researchers explore changing habits of thought among journalists at ISOJ 2018

The future vision of journalism is looking at new ways in which communities are covered, stories are framed and metrics affect different dynamics of the field. This is according to researchers who presented at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 13. Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ research chair and associate professor …  Read More

Special Call for Articles for 2018 #ISOJ Journal

The International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin is now welcoming full papers for the 2018 #ISOJ themed issue! Manuscripts accepted will be published in the #ISOJ journal and authors will be invited to present their research at the 2018 ISOJ. CALL FOR PAPERS  #ISOJ Journal 2018 ‘Habits of Thought’ …  Read More

Researchers share developments in journalism, media practices and audience building

Watch video of the research panel discussion from ISOJ 2017. Kathleen McElroy, associate director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, chaired the research panel “Diving deep into the layers of journalism, the journalism practice and its audiences” where panelists discussed new journalism practices and strategies to build audience. The panel …  Read More

Researchers highlight online journalism trends for ISOJ breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques …  Read More

Academics present research on new practices in newsrooms using technology

Watch video of this research panel discussion. With the arrival of technology to the world’s newsrooms, journalists have had to make a mental change in how to organize their work. On the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), researchers from different universities shared the main ideas of their projects, focused …  Read More