Check out the lineup of great speakers and the main topics of ISOJ 2019. Early bird discounted registration is open.


The 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism will feature some of the most creative and innovative minds in the field of digital journalism.

During this year’s ISOJ, which will be held April 12-13 at the University of Texas at Austin, our speakers will share insights about machine learning and artificial intelligence, subscriptions and memberships, automation and fact-checking, rebuilding trust, covering an online president, and much more. They’ll discuss trends and innovations, explore solutions to challenges that today’s digital journalists face, and share ideas about what the future holds.

So far, our growing list of speakers includes more than 50 international speakers from organizations such as The New York Times, PBS Newshour, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Chequeado, Folha de S. Paulo, and more.

In the coming days, we’ll continue to add more speakers to our lineup and will publish the full ISOJ program on isoj.org. In the meantime, we invite you to read about our speakers and register for the conference if you haven’t already done so. Early bird registration runs through Thursday, February 28.

Here’s a glimpse at our ISOJ 2019 speakers so far:

    • Bill Adair, Knight professor of journalism & public policy at Duke University, creator of PolitiFact
    • Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent, PBS NewsHour
    • Kimberly Atkins, Washington correspondent, WBUR
    • Henry Blodget, cofounder, CEO, and editorial director, Insider, Inc
    • Jay Bernhardt, dean, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin
    • Pablo J. Boczkowski, professor, Northwestern University
    • Jim Brady, CEO and founder, Spirited Media
    • Stefaans Brümmer, managing partner, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa
    • Patrick Butler, vice president, programs, ICFJ
    • Carlos Fernando Chamorro, founder and editor, Confidencial, Nicaragua
    • Gina Masullo Chen, assistant director, Center for Media Engagement & assistant professor, University of Texas at Austin
    • Federico Comesaña, professor, Universidad Católica del Uruguay
    • Sergio Dávila, executive editor, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil
    • Oh Day-Young, JTBC, South Korea
    • Nicholas Diakopoulos, assistant professor, director of the Computational Journalism Lab, Northwestern University
    • Pablo Fernandez, innovations director, Chequeado, Argentina
    • Emily Goligoski, research director, Membership Puzzle Project
    • Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor, University of British Columbia
    • Ling Jiang, senior data scientist, Washington Post
    • Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter, The Associated Press
    • Juan Manuel Lucero, News Lab Lead for Argentina, Google News Lab
    • Rebecca MacKinnon, director, Ranking Digital Rights
    • Joy Mayer, director, Trusting News
    • Patricia Campos Mello, reporter and columnist, Folha de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Eugenia Mitchelstein, associate professor, the University of San Andrés, Argentina
    • Michael Morisy, co-founder and chief executive, MuckRock Foundation
    • Elisa Lees Muñoz, executive director, International Women’s Media Foundation
    • Ryan Nave, editor-in-chief, Mississippi Today
    • Danielle Noriega, strategic partner development, global news training, Facebook Journalism Project
    • Jennifer Preston, vice president, journalism, Knight Foundation
    • Tasneem Raja, co-founder and executive editor, The Tyler Loop
    • Shearon Roberts, assistant professor, Xavier University
    • Magdalena Saldaña, assistant professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute
    • Katie Sanders, managing editor, PolitiFact
    • Julieta Shama, strategic partner manager, South Cone/Latin America, Facebook Journalism Project
    • Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO, The Texas Tribune
    • Sérgio Spagnuolo, ICFJ Knight International Fellow, Brazil
    • Mizell Stewart III, senior director of talent, partnerships and news strategy, Gannett and the USA TODAY Network
    • Eli Stokols, White House reporter, Los Angeles Times
    • Charles Sykes, editor in chief, The Bulwark
    • Matt Thompson, executive editor, The Atlantic
    • John Thornton, venture capitalist, co-founder of The Texas Tribune and the American Journalism Project
    • Millie Tran, off platform deputy editor, The New York Times
    • Nikki Usher, associate professor, University of Illinois & associate professor, George Washington University
    • Janine Warner, co-founder and executive director, SembraMedia
    • Laura Weffer, co-founder and editorial director, Efecto Cocuyo, Venezuela
    • Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University
    • John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and media innovation, Northeastern University
    • Nicholas Whitaker, training and development manager, Google News Lab
    • Dave Winer, software developer and editor of the Scripting News weblog
    • Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer, The Texas Tribune
    • Blanka Zöldi, journalist, Direkt36, Hungary

Over the coming weeks, you can visit our ISOJ 2019 speaker page for the latest speaker updates. We look forward to seeing you in April!