Category: Research

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

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

  Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. This was Jane Singer’s observation about the research session …  Read More

First research session at ISOJ 2014 highlights contemporary challenges, opportunities for digital journalism

  The first official day of activities at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) came to a close with the presentation of six research projects that addressed current opportunities and challenges for digital journalism. The panel, which addressed topics ranging from the impact of native advertising to the archiving of digital news, was …  Read More

Not your typical news audience – anymore

Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), C.W. Anderson, chaired a panel of academics from universities across the U.S. and Canada discussing the importance of community in the news today at the 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism. Four experts presented their findings from research conducted on a particular …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss behind the scenes in the newsroom

  The 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism closed its first day with a panel discussing how different news outlets are responding and evolving with advancements in technology. The panel consisted of journalists and academics who have researched news organizations’ attempts and progress in adapting to newsroom changes related to social media, digital media, …  Read More

Survival of the fittest on the second day of ISOJ

Just past 8:30 a.m. or so, tireless journalists gathered in the Capitol Room at the Blanton Museum to participate in the research breakfast, a new feature that was added to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for the first time this year. The breakfast gives four researchers the chance to introduce their current projects …  Read More