Category: Business Models

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

Changes in journalism structures, systems and processes addressed by researchers at ISOJ

Knowing how to deal with transformations and experimenting with new possibilities is crucial for the survival of journalism. This is one of the main lessons offered by the research panel, “The changing tide in journalism structures, systems and processes,” at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday. Research from the United States and …  Read More

Reformatting business models is key for journalism to survive, news executives tell ISOJ crowd

Executives from a variety of media organizations spoke at the 16th International Symposium on Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday about the importance of reformatting business models to meet the constant changes journalism faces in the digital era. Jennifer Preston, vice president of journalism at the Knight Foundation, opened the panel by stating that sustainability is a …  Read More

Monetize everyday “moments,” Google executive tells ISOJ audience

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) kicked off Friday with a lesson from a Google executive on how to better understand and monetize the everyday “moments” consumers spend online. Bonita Stewart, vice president, Americas, partner business solutions at Google, told the ISOJ audience at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the …  Read More

ISOJ Keynote: Robert Picard will analyze “the changing business logic of media companies”

One of the premier academic experts who has extensively studied the crossroads of media economics and management, Robert Picard, will be the keynote speaker on the Saturday afternoon session at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The symposium, held April 17-18 at the University of Texas at Austin, attracts journalists, media executives and …  Read More

ISOJ panel explores life beyond the newspaper as a paper only product

What does the future hold for newspapers? Has paper media become obsolete in the face of an increasingly digital print medium? The question of what traditional and community newspapers can do to survive the internet is what was discussed at “Life beyond the newspaper as a paper-only product: Strategies for the newspaper as a hybrid of …  Read More

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