ISOJ 2008 Archive

Opening session

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, Professor, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Chair)

  • Lorraine Branham, Director, School of Journalism, UT Austin

  • Mark Tremayne, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Research Chair)

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Hybrid Newsroom for the Digital Age: Journalists are reorganizing their routines, learning new skills and doing their best to work for multiplatform, multimedia operations. How are integrated newsrooms (i.e., print + digital) working so far?

Chair: Robert Rivard, Editor and Executive Vice President, San Antonio Express-News

  • Guillermo Franco, Editor, ElTiempo.com, Colombia

  • Liza Gross, Managing Editor/Presentation and Operations, The Miami Herald

  • Almar Latour, Managing Editor, WallStreetJournal.com

  • Rich Meislin, Associate Managing Editor/Internet Publishing, The New York Times

  • Chris Lloyd, Assistant Managing Editor, Daily Telegraph, London, UK

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Emerging Business Models: Traditional media are struggling to adapt their old business models to respond to the devastating effects of disruptive, digital technologies, while a new generation of media companies is creating fresh, innovative new models. Will those efforts result in profitable businesses that would finance journalism as it happened during the last century?

Chair: Neal Burns, Professor, Advertising Department, UT Austin

  • Neal Burns, Professor, Advertising Department, UT Austin

  • Richard Anderson, President and CEO, Villagesoup.com

  • Staci Kramer, Co-Editor of ContentNext Media/PaidContent.org

  • Ken Riddick, Vice President, Digital Media, Hearst Newspapers

  • Michael Smith, Executive Director, Media Management center, Northwestern University

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Engaging Communities: The old, passive audiences are increasingly becoming clusters of new, active communities that still read, listen and watch the media, but demand to be read, listened and watched. Engaging those communities has become high priority for the media, but are their efforts succeeding?

Chair and Presenter: António Granado, Visiting Professor, Universidade Nova Lisboa; and Online Editor, Público newspaper, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Jim Brady, Vice President/Executive Editor, WashingtonPost.com

  • Jim Lenahan, Strategic Development Manager, Gannett Newspapers

  • Dave Panos, CEO, Pluck Social Media

  • Georgia Popplewell, Managing Director, GlobalVoicesOnline.org

  • Mario Tascón, Content Director, Prisacom/El Pais, Spain

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Multimedia and Interactivity: Faster Internet connections and cheaper network and storage space have paved the way to more video and audio and more database journalism projects on the Web. Are online journalists finally taking advantage of the multimedia and interactive capabilities of the Internet?

Chair: Howard Finberg, Executive Director, Poynter Institute's NewsU.org

  • Alberto Cairo, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Liz Nord, Supervising Producer, MTV News

  • Fernando Rodrigues, Reporter and Columnist, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil

  • Aron Pilhofer, Editor/Interactive News, The New York Times

  • Paige West, Interactivity Editor, MSNBC.com

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News Games: Video games have become serious games and started playing an increasingly important role in education and professional training. Can video games now become a more common tool to help journalists to tell the story?

Chair: Sharon Strover , Chair, Radio-Television-Film Department, UT Austin

  • Ian Bogost, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Founding Partner, Persuasive Games

  • Howard Finberg, Executive Director, Poynter Institute's NewsU.org

  • Suzanne Seggerman, President and Co-Founder, Games For Change

  • Paige West, Interactivity Editor, MSNBC.com

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Research Panel: Managing the Production of Online Journalism

Chair: Mark Tremayne, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Research Chair)

  • The Role Of Journalists In A Digital Age

    Arne H. Krumsvik, Oslo University College (Norway)

  • Developing An Online Newspaper Business Model: Long Distance Meets The Long Tail

    George Sylvie, UT Austin

  • Convergence Calls: Multimedia Storytelling At British News Websites

    Neil Thurman and Ben Lupton, City University (London)

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Research Panel: Social Networking and User-Generated Content

Chair: Elizabeth Saad, Professor, School of Journalism, São Paulo University, Brazil

  • Lessons from Facebook: The Effect of Social Network Sites on College Students' Social Capital

    Sebastian Valenzuela, Namsu Park, and Kerk F. Kee, UT Austin

  • What Do People Do Online? Implications For the Future of Media

    Cindy Royal, Texas State

  • The Megan Meier MySpace Suicide: A case study exploring the social aspects of convergent media, citizen journalism, and online anonymity and credibility

    Jacqueline Vickery, UT Austin

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Research Panel: Citizen Producers, Bloggers and the Evolution of Journalism

Chair: Iris Chyi, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin

  • The BBC Goes Blogging: Is 'Auntie' Finally Listening?

    Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia (Canada)

  • U.S. Online Citizen Journalism and Online Newspaper Articles: A Content Analysis of Source Diversity

    Serena Carpenter, Arizona State University

  • A Mediated, Interactive Call to Action: Audience Perceptions of Credibility and Authority for a Times Journalist in Print vs. Online

    Sue Robinson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Research Panel: Issues in Online Journalism Research

Chair: Paula Poindexter, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin

  • The Image of the United States Portrayed in Arab World Online Journalism

    Phil Auter, Ashraf Galal, and Mahmoud Galander, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Qatar University

  • A Methodological Proposal to Analyze the News Websites Use of the Potentialities of The Internet

    Fernando Zamith , University of Porto (Portugal)

  • Usability 10 Years Later: Are We Listening?

    Richard Stevens, Southern Methodist University

  • Hypertext Newswriting Effects on Satisfaction, Comprehension and Attitudes

    João Canavilhas, Universidade da Beira Interior (Portugal)

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Wrap-up Discussion Session

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, Professor, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, UT Austin (Symposium Chair)

  • Mark Tremayne, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin (Symposium Research Chair)

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