Category: Business Models

ISOJ Keynote: Jim Bankoff, Vox Media CEO, to talk about how to build a media company in the digital era

Influential journalist Ezra Klein’s decision to leave the Washington Post — where he created the popular Wonkblog — and join online publisher Vox Media is the perfect example of the growing importance of the young yet incredibly successful company. “We are just at the beginning of how journalism should be done on the web,” Klein, …  Read More

ISOJ Keynote: Washington Post’s Martin Baron to explain why we should be optimistic about journalism

The news was huge, and the expectations just as big: last August, the founder and CEO of tech titan Amazon, Jeff Bezos, announced that he would purchase one of the United States’ most revered newspapers, the Washington Post. Several months later, the news industry eagerly awaits to see what one of the most successful tech …  Read More

Roger Black hosts panel in responsive design – Major theme of ISOJ, “Know Your User,” surrounds talk

The 14th International Symposium of Online Journalism, which kicked off Friday, featured Roger Black of Roger Black Studios, Inc. in New York, who chaired a panel focused on responsive design in digital platforms. Black was joined by Trei Bundett of Vox Media, Miranda Mulligan of the Northwestern University Knight Lab, Michael Donohoe of Quartz, and …  Read More

ISOJ: News industry must drop legacy model, embrace disruption to survive, says Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert

There is a way for news organizations that have grown and thrived under legacy models to survive – they have to drop it. That, in a nutshell, is the message that Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert gave during his keynote panel at the first session of the International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday April 19.  Gilbert, a former …  Read More

Survival of the fittest on the second day of ISOJ

Just past 8:30 a.m. or so, tireless journalists gathered in the Capitol Room at the Blanton Museum to participate in the research breakfast, a new feature that was added to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for the first time this year. The breakfast gives four researchers the chance to introduce their current projects …  Read More

Clark Gilbert talks about “Innovation, Journalism and Future of journalism” at 14th Annual ISOJ Conference

Guests at the 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism received a special treat to kick off the conference. Clark Gilbert, President and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, delivered a keynote speech to a packed house at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art’s auditorium titled, “Innovation, Journalism and the Future of Newspaper” on …  Read More

A profitable model: How The Dallas Morning News plans to change the game

  “Hope is not a strategy,” said Jim Moroney, CEO of The Dallas Morning News, on Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. According to Moroney, the old ways of creating quality journalism no longer provide a profitable business model, and that simply hoping that ad and print revenue will “level out” is an …  Read More

Scholars focus their attention at ISOJ on ‘innovative approaches in the global news ecosystem’

  A diverse panel of academics will tackle the topic of “innovative approaches in the global news ecosystem,” to be chaired by Indiana University associate professor Mark Deuze, on April 20, the final day of the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. In his book Managing Media Work, …  Read More