Category: Innovation

Texas Tribune, ISOJ and Hacks/Hackers join forces on hackathon to promote engagement ahead of 2020 election

Developers, designers, researchers, journalists and political junkies are invited to convene to build tools to inform and educate voters ahead of the 2020 election. The Texas Tribune, in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Hacks/Hackers, will host the “Code before the vote” hackathon in which attendees will find ways to …  Read More

WAN-IFRA’s North American Digital Media Awards to be held in partnership with ISOJ

Prior to the official start of the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), editors and other media executives will convene in Austin, Texas, for the fourth edition of the 2020 North American Digital Media Awards from the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). These awards “honor news publishers that have delivered unique and original digital media …  Read More

Sitios de noticias latinoamericanos comparten en Coloquio sus innovaciones para superar la censura y la falta de financiamiento

Con una “ronda relámpago” enfocada en proyectos de innovación culminó el 12º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital del pasado 14 de abril, un evento realizado al día siguiente de finalizado el Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ, por sus siglas en inglés). A través de cortas presentaciones de cinco minutos, representantes de medios de Argentina, …  Read More

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A “lightning round” focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Through short five-minute presentations, media representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay and Venezuela told the audience how their sites try to …  Read More

‘Lightning round’ at ISOJ focuses on funding for Latin American media, online harassment, spatial journalism and more

A “lightning round” of presentations at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) covered an array of developments from a new initiative to support Latin American journalists to the potential of location-based reporting. Janine Warner and Luis Botello kicked off the short presentations April 13 with the unveiling of Velocidad, a new $1.5 …  Read More

ISOJ speakers consider the past, present and future of technology and its impact on journalism

The main goal of the panel, “What’s next: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism,” was to discuss the current technological tools used in journalism and their impact on the practice, taking into consideration some specific cases. Mia Tramz, managing editor of Life VR, Meredith (formerly Time …  Read More

To investigate corruption issues, Latin American journalists must reinforce their security on all fronts

Cybersecurity, legal shields and working in alliances are some of the fundamental factors to consider when conducting journalistic investigations on corruption issues in Latin America, according to speakers on the Corruption Coverage panel, held during the 11th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2018. The participants of the event, which …  Read More

Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration & diversifying revenue models

Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration and diversifying revenue models Innovators in Latin American journalism joined the Knight Center for the 11th Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism on April 15, sharing lessons on new storytelling formats, ways to expand reach of a site’s content and revenue models that offer hope …  Read More

Ibero-American journalists innovate in content production by using new technologies and seek to create community

The Iberian American Digital Journalism Colloquium, which emerged over the years as an informal post-ISOJ (International Symposium of Online Journalism) conversation among journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal attending the symposium, convened an interesting group of innovative journalists for its eleventh edition. Those in attendance shared their experiences and projects at the School of …  Read More