Category: Social Media

Looking at ISOJ 2018 through the optics of ubiquitous photography

While ubiquitous photography was not the focus of ISOJ 2018, the current state of affairs in online journalism denotes interesting relations with what is shaping the engagement with photography across digital media, especially taking into consideration the meaningful contribution of gathering lectures from scholars together with a diverse palette of practitioners active in the field …  Read More

Researchers share developments in journalism, media practices and audience building

Watch video of the research panel discussion from ISOJ 2017. Kathleen McElroy, associate director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, chaired the research panel “Diving deep into the layers of journalism, the journalism practice and its audiences” where panelists discussed new journalism practices and strategies to build audience. The panel …  Read More

Researchers highlight online journalism trends for ISOJ breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques …  Read More

Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event

Leer en español   Update: Registration is full for this seminar. Click here to join the waiting list. The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both …  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

Social media has blurred the line between journalism and activism, but important differences remain, ISOJ panelists say

The question of what is the difference between journalism and activism animated the discussion during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panelists agreed that although the line between the two has become harder to discern in the age of social media, there are still some important and …  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

#ISOJ tweets provide backdrop for researchers’ discussion of Twitter’s use by journalists, activists and the public

Dozens of conference goers live-tweeted the presentations at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) over the weekend, and a stream of tweets including the #ISOJ hashtag served as the backdrop for most of the conference’s question-and-answer segments. So, it was only fitting that the final panel of the two-day event on Saturday, April 18, …  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