Category: Keynote

Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue. This was the topic of the panel, “The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have …  Read More

Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). When Bell co-founded Vox.com in 2014, she said they were convinced it could be the answer to the broken news system they saw around them. …  Read More

Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Echoing a column by Joshua Benton at the Nieman Lab, Polgreen called this section …  Read More

ISOJ audience hears Axios’ Jim VanderHei emphasize the need for news outlets’ departments to work together

Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VanderHei 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 common cause. The Axios leader told interviewer Jennifer Preston, vice-president for journalism at …  Read More

Vox publisher Melissa Bell ready to tackle issues facing the media in her ISOJ 2017 keynote address

Vox Media’s publisher, Melissa Bell, will be armed with a number of possible solutions to improve connections between news outlets and audiences that she will share during her keynote address on Saturday, April 22, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Melissa Bell (Courtesy photo) In an interview April 17, Bell suggested the …  Read More

Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” journalist, Kara Swisher, will talk about tech and journalism

Two years ago, New York Magazine called Kara Swisher “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.” On April 16, the intrepid reporter, successful editor, renowned tech columnist and author will share her extensive knowledge on the convergence of the media and tech industries, as a keynote speaker at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). According to …  Read More

Leaders of five news organizations will discuss nonprofit journalism in the United States

Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers made news earlier this year by heading down the path to becoming nonprofit operations, a business model very familiar to leaders of five top nonprofit journalism news outlets who will gather Friday, April 15, at the 2016 International Symposium on Online Journalism. The special keynote panel will be chaired by Emily …  Read More