The case of the CBC wiki

  For all the talk of how online journalism is affecting individual journalists, newspapers and other media organizations, there is one entity that often is left out: the public broadcast system. Canada is trying to change that. An innovative initiative aimed at creating a wiki page for Canadian music is shedding new light on the …  Read More

Texas State professor examines the New York Times Interactive News Technology department

Amidst all the talk of the demise of newspapers and the reports on newspaper closures and the failures of journalism, sit the academics. When a story is written about the collapse of a media organization, it is written by professional journalists within the industry. But, in the background, university academics analyze the situation, research it …  Read More

2010 Symposium is record-breaking for research portion of event

The 2010 International Symposium on Online Journalism will be a record-breaking one for the eleventh year of the event. The research portion of the conference, which began in 2004, has seen a steady increase in participation, and 2010 featured the highest number of submissions ever. “We received over 40 submissions this year, and that just goes …  Read More

ISOJ 2010 Archive

Opening Session

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

  • Tracy Dahlby, Director, School of Journalism, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism, UT Austin

  • Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego State University - Symposium Research Chair

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Keynote Address: The Future of Media = Art + Science

  • Steven Kydd, executive vice-president & head of content, Demand Media

Mobile News: How journalism is adapting to the new tablet computers, e-readers and smartphones

Chair: Joshua Benton, director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

  • John-Henry Barac, digital designer / consultant to The Guardian (London UK) for iPhone app

  • Tom Bodkin, assistant managing editor, design director, The New York Times

  • Dan Treinish, director of content acquisition and business development, Skiff

  • Kinsey Wilson, senior vice president and general Manager, NPR

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Research Panel: Thinking Differently – What are the innovations in the journalism scholarship/profession today?

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego State University - Symposium research chair

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Research Panel: Interactivity, Blogs and the UGC – What are the current trends?

Chair: Shayla Thiel Stern, University of Minnesota

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Participatory Journalism: How the old passive audience of mass media is becoming the new active communities of online media

Chair: Dan Gillmor, professor and director, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Arizona State University

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Non-Profit Journalism: Models of non-commercial journalism online and their sustainability challenge

Chair: Paula Poindexter, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

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Research Panel: What is behind the news? Format, consumption and the business models examined

Chair: Iris Chyi, University of Texas at Austin

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Research Panel: The Public – Are they engaged in the news and the community?

Chair: Tom Johnson, Texas Tech University

  • Chris Anderson, City University of New York (CUNY)

  • Joshua A. Braun, Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University

  • Monica Chadha, Alex Avila, Homero Gil de Zuñiga, University of Texas at Austin

  • Andrew Lih, University of Southern California

  • Javier Diaz Noci, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Catalonia), David Domingo, Universitat Rovira i Virgilli (Tarragona, Catalonia), Pere Masip, Josep Lluis Mico and Carles Ruiz, Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Catalonia)

  • Homero Gil de Zuñiga, Sebastián Valenzuela, University of Texas at Austin

  • Nikki Usher and Patricia Riley, University of Southern California

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