#ISOJ journal launches call for papers and the topic for next issue: ‘Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas’

For the second year, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is making a call for papers for a special edition of its official academic journal #ISOJ that will be entirely dedicated to one topic. This time, the theme will be “Digital Media and Democracy …  Read More

Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post’s Marty Baron

Watch video of the conversation with Marty Baron from ISOJ 2018. At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every …  Read More

Machine learning & journalism: how computational methods are about to change the news industry

Mountains of garbage floating on a river and an urban landscape at the other edge. That’s how the creator of Deepnews.ai Frédéric Filloux described the Internet nowadays. He said that 100 million links flood the network every day and the journalism industry has room to “detect quality signals from such noise,” thus increasing “the economic …  Read More

User-funded journalism: trends and challenges

In the “post-advertising era”, subscriptions, memberships and donations are some of the main strategies to make online journalism a reality. Getting audiences to pay for content and support their favorite news organizations has become the number one goal for many publishers – after a sort  of general failure to generate enough revenue through digital advertising. …  Read More

ISOJ 2018 speakers discuss building sustainability and gaining trust with readers

The 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) took place at the Texas University at Austin from April 13-14, 2018 ISOJ brought together diversity and multiples points of view by having speakers from around the globe to enlighten the attendees with their perspective on a plethora of topics. Several subjects were discussed during the ISOJ, …  Read More

Looking at ISOJ 2018 through the optics of ubiquitous photography

While ubiquitous photography was not the focus of ISOJ 2018, the current state of affairs in online journalism denotes interesting relations with what is shaping the engagement with photography across digital media, especially taking into consideration the meaningful contribution of gathering lectures from scholars together with a diverse palette of practitioners active in the field …  Read More

ISOJ speakers consider the past, present and future of technology and its impact on journalism

The main goal of the panel, “What’s next: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism,” was to discuss the current technological tools used in journalism and their impact on the practice, taking into consideration some specific cases. Mia Tramz, managing editor of Life VR, Meredith (formerly Time …  Read More

To investigate corruption issues, Latin American journalists must reinforce their security on all fronts

Cybersecurity, legal shields and working in alliances are some of the fundamental factors to consider when conducting journalistic investigations on corruption issues in Latin America, according to speakers on the Corruption Coverage panel, held during the 11th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2018. The participants of the event, which …  Read More