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Reading Readers: Research on the News Community

Audience preference and editorial judgment: A study of time-lagged influence in online news Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin and Seth C. Lewis, University of Minnesota  Through data analysis of three online papers — The New York Times, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News — Lee and Lewis found …  Read More

Creating Data-Driven Stories

Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times “I want to change how we think about data,” Aron Pilhofer said. In an industry that is constantly changing, Pilhofer believes that data-driven journalism is paving the way for more approaches in interactive storytelling. With interactive forums like The Obameter, Politics Verbatim and The New York …  Read More

Bob Metcalfe on Journalism Startups

Fitting into a theme that has permeated the symposium, Bob Metcalfe, who was responsible for developing the media rainforest’s irrigation system, the Ethernet, didn’t pretend to have a catchall scheme to monetize news. During Saturday’s opening keynote speech, Metcalfe suggested a model of micro payments in which readers make fractional payments for interesting content. “How …  Read More

ISOJ 2012 Archive

Opening Session

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, ISOJ founder and chair, professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Glenn Frankel, director, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Amy Schmitz Weiss, assistant professor, San Diego State University – Symposium Research Chair

From desk(lap)top computers to tablets and smartphones: How are journalists responding to the mobile revolution?

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

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Research Panel: Examining the journalist′s toolbox: Practices, routines and more

Chair: Tom Johnson, professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • #Memstorm: Twitter as a community-driven breaking news reporting tool

    Carrie Brown, University of Memphis

  • WellCommons.com: Breaking down the barriers between journalists and the community

    Jonathan Groves, Drury University

  • African citizen journalists' ethics and the emerging networked public sphere

    Bruce Mutsvairo, Simon Columbus, and Iris Leijendekker Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

  • Social reading and privacy norms: The aesthetic of simplicity, online reading and interface confusion

    J. Richard Stevens, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • ″Best practice″ in the journalism ethics frame: a comparative study

    Lawrie Zion, La Trobe University (Australia)

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Becoming The Economist of Metro Newspapers and the Pursuit of the Tablet Audience

Chair: Glenn Frankel, director, School of Journalism, UT Austin

  • Keynote speaker: Jim Moroney, publisher & CEO, Dallas Morning News, and chairman of the board, Newspapers Association of America

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Innovation and entrepreneurialism: Are journalists and news organizations learning from tech startups?

Chair and presenter: Mark Briggs, author of Entrepreneurial Journalism and director of Digital Media at KING 5, Seattle

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Research Panel: Cases of news innovation and entrepreneurship

Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss, assistant professor, San Diego State University (Symposium research chair)

  • Survival is success: an analysis of online journalism start-ups in France, Germany, and Italy

    Nicola Bruno, Effecinque, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

  • From journalism students to local news entrepreneurs: A case study of technically media

    Mark Berkey-Gerard, Rowan University

  • Yes, iTouch: a case study of the first Brazilian news media for tablets

    Soraia Herrador Costa Lima, Centro Universitário Estácio Radial de São Paulo and Senac (Brazil)

  • Is this the future of online news? An examination of Samoa Topix

    Linda Jean Kenix and Christine Daviault, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

  • Visuality of tablet newspapers and magazines compared to their print and web editions

    Anssi Männistö, University of Tampere (Finland)

  • Mapping emerging news networks: A case study of the San Francisco Bay area

    Donica Mensing, University of Nevada, and *co-authors

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Online Journalism Startups Win With The Network Effect

Chair: Dan Gillmor, founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University

  • Keynote speaker: Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise, University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering

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The New Narrative: How data is changing the way we tell stories online

Chair and presenter: Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times

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Research Panel: New approaches in engaging with the news community

Chair: Gabriela Warkentin, professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

  • Audience preference and editorial judgment: a study of time-lagged influence in online news

    Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin, and Seth C. Lewis, University of Minnesota

  • Sourcing the Arab Spring: A case study of Andy Carvin′s sources during the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions

    Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia (Canada) and *co-authors

  • Who knows best? Attitudes and perceptions of citizen journalism and the news through the lens of creators and consumers

    Avery Holton, Mark Coddington, and Homero Gil de Zuniga, University of Texas at Austin

  • Asserting ″truth″ in political debates: A study of partisan Twitter users

    Emily T. Metzgar and Hans P. Ibold, Indiana University

  • Content Curation: a new form of gatewatching for social media?

    Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Vittoria Sacco, and Marco Giardina, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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Rethinking Newsrooms-Why the Intersection of Technology and Content is our next challenge

Chair: Robert Quigley, senior lecturer, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

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From SEO to SMO: The increasing impact of social media on journalism

Chair: Dan Gillmor, founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University

  • Carmen Cano, digital managing editor, The Dallas Morning News

  • Chip Cutter, content editor, LinkedIn

  • Borja Echevarria, deputy editor, El Pais, Spain

  • Laura Evans, vice president, research & chief experience officer, The Washington Post

  • Jen Lee Reeves, interactive director of KOMU-TV and associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism

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Research Panel: Measuring today′s news consumption

Chair: Regina Lawrence, professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Through the lens: Visual framing of the Japan tsunami in U.S., British, and Chinese online media

    Rosellen Downey, Erika Johnson, and Bailey Brewer, University of Missouri

  • Are digital natives dropping print newspapers? A national survey of college newspaper advisers

    Hsiang Iris Chyi, University of Texas at Austin

  • Theorizing Online News Consumption: A structural model linking preference, use, and paying intent

    Hsiang Iris Chyi and Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin

  • Verbal and visual national news framing of Dilma Rousseff and her successful bid as Brazil′s first female president

    Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Loyola University (Maryland)

  • Animation, documentary or interactive gaming? Exploring communicative aspects of environmental messaging online

    Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen (Norway) and Paul C. Adams, University of Texas at Austin

  • More than shovelware: A call for layered stories for online journalism

    Yanjun Zhao, Cameron University

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