The 20th ISOJ was held April 12 – 13, 2019.

Articles on the panels as well as videos of the 20th ISOJ are available on this page.

Videos are available in multiple cuts. You can view entire morning or afternoon sessions in English or Spanish, or you can view each individual presentation and panel. To view individual presentations or panels, please click the button or link next to the desired presenter listed in the Archive at the bottom of the page. Videos of entire sessions are listed directly below.

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Lanzan nuevo fondo para acelerar a medios digitales independientes en América Latina con financiamiento y asesoría

En una época en la que el periodismo está bajo diversas amenazas en América Latina, los medios independientes requieren no solo suficiente financiamiento, sino también impulso y orientación de otras organizaciones que han probado fórmulas de éxito. Con eso en mente, SembraMedia y el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ por sus siglas en inglés), con …  Read More

Medios independientes del Triángulo Norte se fortalecen pero hacen periodismo de datos con recursos limitados

La corrupción, desigualdad y violencia son algunas de las características comunes de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, países de la región conocida como Triángulo Norte. Sin embargo, en los últimos años, el periodismo independiente de esta región se ha visto fortalecido con diversas iniciativas de capacitación en periodismo de datos y seguimiento que han sido …  Read More

ISOJ 2019 Archive

Keynote speaker: Henry Blodget

Chair: Mike Wilson, editor, Dallas Morning News

  • Henry Blodget, co-founder, CEO, and editorial director, Insider, Inc

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Can media really rebuild trust with audiences?

Chair and presenter: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute

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  • Rob Bennett, editor-in-chief & general manager, global content operations, Microsoft News

  • Joy Mayer, director, Trusting News

  • Mizell Stewart, senior director of talent, partnerships and news strategy, Gannett and the USA TODAY Network

  • Charles Sykes, editor-in-chief, The Bulwark

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Automation and the future of fact checking

Chair and presenter: Bill Adair, Knight Professor of Journalism & Public Policy at Duke University, creator of PolitiFact

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  • Pablo Fernández, director of editorial innovation, Chequeado, Argentina

  • Day-young Oh, chief of Team Fact Check, JTBC TV, South Korea

  • Katie Sanders, managing editor, PolitiFact

  • Sérgio Spagnuolo, ICFJ TruthBuzz Fellow, Brazil

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Keynote speaker: Millie Tran

Chair: Kathleen McElroy, director and professor, School of Journalism at University of Texas at Austin

  • Millie Tran, deputy off-platform editor, New York Times

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Subscriptions and memberships: Reinventing the relationship with your audience

Chair and presenter: Emily Goligoski, research director, Membership Puzzle Project

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  • Tim Griggs, digital media consultant/advisor, leader of Facebook’s Local News Subscriptions Accelerator

  • Tony Haile, CEO, Scroll

  • Jason Tuohey, senior deputy managing editor for audience engagement and digital platforms, Boston Globe

  • Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer, Texas Tribune

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RESEARCH PANEL: Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas

Chair: Eugenia Mitchelstein, associate professor and director of the communication degree, University of San Andrés, Argentina

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  • A case of reverse- agenda setting: How 2018’s FIFA World, cup coverage reduced media reporting of Uruguayan budget bill’s yearly revision

    Matías Dodel, Federico Comesaña & Daniel Blanc, Universidad Católica del Uruguay

  • Mixing the Old with the New through Digital Media: Political Representation, Race, and Millennial Voices in a changing Cuba

    Shearon Roberts, Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Exposing the President: The political angle of a natural disaster in Chile,

    Magdalena Saldana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD)

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Ok, Google, Alexa and Siri: Play the news. Can you really help journalism in the podcast boom?

Chair: Debbie Hiott, general manager, KUT & KUTX

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  • Kourtney Bitterly, lead research & development, New York Times

  • Steve Lickteig, executive producer, podcasts and audio, NBC News and MSNBC

  • Irene Noguchi, executive producer of Today, Explained podcast, Vox Media

  • Jessica Stahl, director of audio, The Washington Post

  • Emily Withrow, director, Quartz Bots Studio

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Keynote speaker: Dave Winer

Chair: Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder and board member, Global Voices Online

  • Dave Winer, software developer and editor of the Scripting News weblog, a pioneering developer of weblogs, RSS, and podcasting

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Saving local news in the U.S.: Can we have sustainable online journalism in local markets?

Chair: Jennifer Preston, vice president, journalism, Knight Foundation

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  • Jim Brady, CEO and founder, Spirited Media

  • Ryan Nave, editor-in-chief, Mississippi Today

  • Tasneem Raja, co-founder and executive editor, The Tyler Loop

  • John Thornton, venture capitalist, co-founder of Texas Tribune and the American Journalism Project

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Keynote speaker: Matt Thompson

Chair: Jay Rosen, journalism professor, New York University, and director, Membership Puzzle Project

  • Matt Thompson, editor-in-chief, Center for Investigative Reporting (and a contributing editor at The Atlantic)

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Lightning presentations

  • From horizontal to vertical: news shows for mobile consumption

    Selymar Colón, vice president and editor in chief, digital news, Univision Communications

  • Why investing in independent media is a bet worth making

    Felipe Estefan, investment director, Luminate

  • Highlights from the pre-ISOJ Hackathon on building tools to measure and boost trust in news

    Andrew Gibson, front-end engineer, Texas Tribune

  • “Strategies to confront online violence”: Five takeaways from pre-ISOJ workshop

    Nadine Hoffman, deputy director, International Women’s Media Foundation

  • Accelerating news startups in Latin America

    Janine Warner, ICFJ Knight Fellow and co-founder of SembraMedia, and Luis Botello, deputy vice president, New Initiatives and Impact, ICFJ

  • Spatial Journalism: The intersection of local news and location-based technologies

    Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University

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Global roundup: Journalism in the age of authoritarians, populists and polarization

Chair: Kathleen Kingsbury, deputy editorial page editor, New York Times

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  • Cinthia Membreño, director of digital strategy, Confidencial, Nicaragua

  • Susan Comrie, investigative journalist, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa

  • Patricia Campos Mello, reporter and columnist, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil

  • Julett Pineda, reporter, Efecto Cocuyo, Venezuela

  • Blanka Zöldi, journalist, Direkt36, Hungary

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Covering an online president: White House press corps in the age of Twitter

Chair: Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO, Texas Tribune

  • Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent, PBS NewsHour

  • Kimberly Atkins, Washington correspondent, WBUR

  • Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter, Associated Press

  • Eli Stokols, White House reporter, Los Angeles Times

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