Category: Keynote

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

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

Kinsey Wilson, New York Times editor for innovation and strategy, will open global conference on online journalism

For two decades, digital journalism expert Kinsey Wilson has kept a foot in both the business and editorial operations of some of the biggest news organizations in the United States. Wilson, current editor for innovation and strategy and executive vice president of product and technology, will relay his experience in digital journalism to attendees at …  Read More

Yoani Sánchez will explain how and why she created 14ymedio, “Cuba’s first independent news platform”

Because of her desire to be an independent voice for Cuban society, Yoani Sánchez has been arrested, previously was prohibited from leaving her country and has been made the subject of smear campaigns. Despite those challenges, her independent news platform 14ymedio is approaching its second anniversary of delivering news and opinion from inside Cuba. On …  Read More

Screens, not physical media, dominate culture, Robert Picard tells ISOJ audience

Screens have replaced physical media as the “primary technologies for media content and communication,” said Robert Picard, with the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, during his keynote address at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 18. Picard, whose presentation focused on contemporary media trends and rethinking company strategies, said …  Read More