Author: Ian Tennant

Employing satire to put politicians under the microscope is an important tool for international journalists on ISOJ panel

Satire as a journalistic tool is a serious business, especially for journalists around the world who do not have the protections afforded late night U.S. television hosts. Members of a Saturday morning ISOJ panel — GLOBAL ROUNDUP: How news organizations are using satire online around the world — are looking forward to the discussion chaired …  Read More

ISOJ panelists will dig deep into journalists’ use of tech tools such as AI, AR, blockchain and machine learning

A Saturday morning panel at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism, taking place in Austin, Texas, April 13-14, promises to look behind the curtains of the next technological waves to buffet, if not enhance, journalism and news engagement. The panel — WHAT’S NEXT: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and other tech trends …  Read More

ISOJ panel to discuss different ways journalism is embracing audio to engage readers

More than a century after Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated the commercial potential of radio telegraph signals, audio is now seen as the latest platform that could improve engagement between news organizations and audiences, a topic to be tackled by a Saturday afternoon panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. The panel — AUDIO: From podcasts …  Read More

Cracking the code to successful video online: ISOJ 2018 panelist says it all starts with original content

The future of video for news organizations may hinge on more original content, increasing interactivity and the eventual convergence of technologies like Virtual Reality, 360 and live video, says one participant in the Friday afternoon panel at the 2018 International Symposium on Online Journalism 2018 (ISOJ), “Video: Cracking the code for successful video online.” Yusuf …  Read More

Researchers highlight online journalism trends for ISOJ breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques …  Read More

Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Watch video of Lydia Polgreen’s keynote presentation or her discussion with Evan Smith. Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Echoing …  Read More

ISOJ audience hears Axios’ Jim VandeHei emphasize the need for news outlets’ departments to work together

Watch video of Jim VandeHei’s keynote presentation or his discussion with Jennifer Preston. Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei kicked off the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with a call for news outlets to embrace “synchronicity,” all departments — business, editorial, advertising and technology — working together for the …  Read More

Vox publisher Melissa Bell ready to tackle issues facing the media in her ISOJ 2017 keynote address

Vox Media’s publisher, Melissa Bell, will be armed with a number of possible solutions to improve connections between news outlets and audiences that she will share during her keynote address on Saturday, April 22, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Melissa Bell (Courtesy photo) In an interview April 17, Bell suggested the …  Read More