news year: 2014

During Ibero-American Colloquium, journalists discuss revenue diversification and differentiation strategies

A group of journalists representing media from several Latin American countries presented the successes, obstacles and future plans of their organizations on April 6 at the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. During the colloquium, which took place after the end of the 15th International …  Read More

Knight Center’s global conference ISOJ underlines sense of optimism for the future of journalism

The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. More than 400 journalists, media executives and academics came to the University of Texas at Austin on April 4 and 5 to participate in …  Read More

ISOJ Keynote: Washington Post’s Martin Baron optimistic about the future of journalism

During his keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Martin Baron, executive editor at the Washington Post, talked about why he is optimistic about the future of journalism. However, Baron clarified that his optimism doesn’t necessarily extend to the durability of current media platforms. “There is no acceptable alternative to optimism. We cannot …  Read More

ISOJ Panel: Media startups mark change and innovation for future of journalism

  The young news ventures represented at the panel “Journalism star startups: building innovative media outlets for the digital age,” on the second day of the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), were certainly embracing digital media as the future of journalism. With services ranging from covering violent crimes through arrests and hearings to creating a trustworthy …  Read More

Daniel Eilemberg discusses the inception of Fusion

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of Animal Politico — Mexico’s first news platform to launch exclusively on Twitter — attended the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which was hosted at the University of Texas at Austin from April 4th to April 5th. Eilemberg came to discuss the inception of a new multi-media platform company called Fusion, a combination of the …  Read More

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

  Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. This was Jane Singer’s observation about the research session …  Read More

“Journalism” always comes before “online,” say journalists from conflict zones at ISOJ

  In online journalism, “online” is never more important than “journalism.” That was the main message of Carlos Dada, founder and director of Salvadorian news site El Faro, who was one of the participants at a breakfast panel during the second day on the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism. “I don’t understand what is online journalism,” Dada said. “Journalism …  Read More

Site seeks to bind together warring factions in South Sudan

While crafting a site that works as a digital encyclopedia on the ethnic groups in his native Sudan, veteran journalist Jacob Akol realized this information could be combined with news and a social element to bind together the warring factions in the south. Akol named his website Gurtong and, starting in 2002, began organizing social …  Read More