Author: ISOJ

ISOJ 2017 again will have simultaneous translation to Spanish, thanks to support from Univision Noticias

Once again, simultaneous translation from English to Spanish will be provided at the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) thanks to support from Univision. Live streaming of the event will also be available at isoj.org, including a special channel with translation to Spanish. The program for the 18th ISOJ is now available in Spanish so you can …  Read More

Welcome to ISOJ.org! Explore the evolution of online journalism in the U.S. and the world since 1999

The International Symposium on Online Journalism is launching it’s new site, a unique repository of testimonials on the evolution of journalism in the United States and the world that includes all the content presented at ISOJ since 1999: transcripts, videos, slides and research papers. The new site, with contemporary design and architecture, is now available …  Read More

Registration is open for ISOJ 2017

Registration is open for the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which takes place in Austin, Texas on April 21 and 22, 2017. The symposium will again take place at the auditorium of the University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. General registration is $150.00, …  Read More

Yoani Sánchez explains how technology has made Cubans more free

A USB memory stick or flash drive represents freedom for many Cubans. Blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez stated this during the opening panel on the second day of the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). “That is much more than a technological device. This small object that fits in a pocket, this is freedom,” …  Read More

Omnipresent journalism, digital native media, sensational headlines and the reluctance to comment on news stories were topics covered by scholars’ presentations at ISOJ

The second research panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, included topics such as digital native media, omnipresent journalism, sensational headline writing and the “spiral of silence” possibly impacting online news forums. Kathleen McElroy, assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, led the discussion. “This is industry meets theory and …  Read More

From newsgames in Russia, to citizen journalism in Kenya, creative journalists confront hostile media environments

From a media outlet that pays citizens to report from remote areas of Kenya to a portal that uses humor as its main strategy to inform Russians, journalism faces different challenges in different cultural and social contexts. Creativity, however, seems to be a common skill that media entrepreneurs shared in addressing their problems at the …  Read More

No holding back of Re/code’s irrepressible Kara Swisher and her views on Silicon Valley and digital trends at ISOJ

Re/code co-founder and executive editor Kara Swisher offered her cutting analysis of Silicon Valley and the digital future in a wide-ranging and often hilariously profane address before the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Swisher has covered technology for decades and has been called Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” …  Read More

Researchers cover journalists’ security and use of Twitter, accountability journalism and virtual reality storytelling at 17th annual ISOJ

The first research panel discussion at the International Symposium on Online Journalism(ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, covered topics ranging from accountability journalism, journalists’ security and use of Twitter, and the employment of virtual worlds in storytelling. Research on these topics was presented at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of …  Read More