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

Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Watch video of the keynote panel discussion on the transformation of U.S. metro newspapers. Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue. This was …  Read More

Panelists look at successes and limitations of innovative video formats, including Facebook Live and VR

Watch the video panel discussion from ISOJ 2017. The audience at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) heard from journalists, professors and media directors about how news organizations can use innovative video formats to inform and engage with audiences. This was part of the panel “Video everywhere: From live coverage to VR, 360 …  Read More

Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

Watch video of the conversational journalism panel discussion. When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel “Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology …  Read More

Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

Watch video of Melissa Bell’s keynote presentation or her discussion with Jeff Jarvis. The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). When Bell co-founded Vox.com in 2014, she said they were convinced it …  Read More

Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Kicking off the seminar was keynote speaker and Dallas Morning News Managing Editor Robyn Tomlin who spoke to many of the changes …  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

Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Watch video of Lydia Polgreen’s keynote presentation or her discussion with Evan Smith. Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Echoing …  Read More

“Global Journalism Education:” Knight Center launches a new ebook; download it for free

The Knight Center announced the publication of the book “Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations,” edited by professors Robyn S. Goodman and Elanie Steyn, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The editors describe the book as a “one-stop scholarly yet practical/approachable reference book for educators, trainers, journalists, media activists, …  Read More