Author: ISOJ

Virtual reality has potential to enhance storytelling but logistics are uncertain, journalism experts state at ISOJ

Journalism experts expressed optimism for the future of virtual reality in the field during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, stating that much is still uncertain and current issues include the skills required to produce content, its availability to the public, cost and developing ethical standards around …  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

Online journalism research trends such as virtual reality, millenials and the news and headline uncertainty addressed by scholars at ISOJ

Trends in online journalism research — such as virtual reality storytelling, millenials and the news, and degrees of certainty in headlines — were some of the topics explored during a breakfast panel held Saturday, April 16, at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The discussion was guided by Pablo Boczkowski, professor and director …  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

Social media has blurred the line between journalism and activism, but important differences remain, ISOJ panelists say

The question of what is the difference between journalism and activism animated the discussion during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panelists agreed that although the line between the two has become harder to discern in the age of social media, there are still some important and …  Read More

Success of non-profit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15. Peter Bale, CEO of the Center for Public Integrity, offered the …  Read More

Producing good journalism and embracing video are important strategies for adapting to digital change, says New York Times editor at ISOJ

The strategy of The New York Times for adapting to dynamic change in the consumption and production of news, according to Kinsey Wilson, is to persist in making and offering good journalism. Wilson, The Times’ editor of innovation and strategy, and executive vice-president of product and technology, opened the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism …  Read More

Advertising is still relevant, multiple revenue sources are key and ad blocking is a concern, say news executives at ISOJ

Executives from a variety of media organizations told the audience at the 17thInternational Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, that advertising can still subsidize journalism, multiple revenue streams are necessary and that ad blocking is a major concern but could also be an opportunity. As chair, Jeff Jarvis, professor and director of …  Read More