Category: Research

“Global Journalism Education:” Knight Center launches a new ebook; download it for free

The Knight Center announced the publication of the book “Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations,” edited by professors Robyn S. Goodman and Elanie Steyn, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The editors describe the book as a “one-stop scholarly yet practical/approachable reference book for educators, trainers, journalists, media activists, …  Read More

Omnipresent journalism, digital native media, sensational headlines and the reluctance to comment on news stories were topics covered by scholars’ presentations at ISOJ

The second research panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, included topics such as digital native media, omnipresent journalism, sensational headline writing and the “spiral of silence” possibly impacting online news forums. Kathleen McElroy, assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, led the discussion. “This is industry meets theory and …  Read More

Online journalism research trends such as virtual reality, millenials and the news and headline uncertainty addressed by scholars at ISOJ

Trends in online journalism research — such as virtual reality storytelling, millenials and the news, and degrees of certainty in headlines — were some of the topics explored during a breakfast panel held Saturday, April 16, at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The discussion was guided by Pablo Boczkowski, professor and director …  Read More

Researchers cover journalists’ security and use of Twitter, accountability journalism and virtual reality storytelling at 17th annual ISOJ

The first research panel discussion at the International Symposium on Online Journalism(ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, covered topics ranging from accountability journalism, journalists’ security and use of Twitter, and the employment of virtual worlds in storytelling. Research on these topics was presented at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of …  Read More

Scholars to present research on topics such as virtual reality, media economics and viral news

Academic research covering a wide spectrum of online journalism — including using virtual worlds to tell stories, omnipresent journalism, the journalistic use of Twitter and journalists’ views on information security — will be presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Two panels, one each on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, will …  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

ISOJ academics debate journalism within the age of digital disruption

Journalism researchers struggled to find the relationship between technology, the public, and news writers at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday. Specifically, researchers tackled the question of defining what journalists know in a profession of constant change. Christopher Anderson, an assistant professor at CUNY, College of Staten Island, was optimistic about growing …  Read More

Researchers at ISOJ analyze international attempts at news engagement

The multiple ways through which audiences can engage with news content was the topic debated during the research panel that closed the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday. Titled “Influence, consumption and participation: Paths to news engagement,” the panel presented research conducted by scholars from Australia, England, and the …  Read More

Knight Center’s global conference ISOJ underlines sense of optimism for the future of journalism

The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. More than 400 journalists, media executives and academics came to the University of Texas at Austin on April 4 and 5 to participate in …  Read More