Category: Social Media

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

Andy Carvin on ‘pushing the button anyways’

NPR’s social media strategist, Andy Carvin, solemnly took the ISOJ podium on Friday, reminiscing his fondest memories of cheering on one runner after another every April. Just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Carvin spoke from the heart as he pointed out that both the tragedies of Newtown and Boston have something in common “aside …  Read More

NPR’s Andy Carvin warns journalists to revamp culture of social media

The warnings from NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin were heard loud and clear at the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism. By recognizing his mistakes, Carvin was allowed to share his experiences and concerns with an auditorium filled with students, educators and journalists alike. “We are no longer the media we are used to being, and …  Read More

A profitable model: How The Dallas Morning News plans to change the game

  “Hope is not a strategy,” said Jim Moroney, CEO of The Dallas Morning News, on Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. According to Moroney, the old ways of creating quality journalism no longer provide a profitable business model, and that simply hoping that ad and print revenue will “level out” is an …  Read More

ISOJ conference to cover main issues of digital journalism, from industry’s disruption to mobile revolution

Journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world will converge at the University of Texas at Austin, once again, for the International Symposium on Online Journalismon April 19 and 20. This year, the program will cover some of the most relevant issues for journalism today, such as media companies’ response to the disruption of …  Read More

Reading Readers: Research on the News Community

Audience preference and editorial judgment: A study of time-lagged influence in online news Angela M. Lee, University of Texas at Austin and Seth C. Lewis, University of Minnesota  Through data analysis of three online papers — The New York Times, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News — Lee and Lewis found …  Read More

Optimizing News Through Social Media Rather Than Feeding the Search Engine

Friends and followers: Unite and write! Social media is becoming a major player in the field of journalism. Representatives from all around the digital news realm spoke in a panel at ISOJ 2012 that discussed a prevailing wind bringing us from SEO (search engine optimization) to SMO (social media optimization). Reporters and editors have often …  Read More

The Journalist’s Toolbox

#Memstorn: Twitter as a Community-Driven Breaking News Reporting ToolCarrie Brown-Smith, University of Memphis Twitter and the hashtag #memstorm allowed users in Memphis, Tenn., to share real-time weather news following a series of powerful storms in April 2011. Brown aggregated and categorized these tweets into different categories. Users posted accounts and direct observations of the storms, …  Read More

Reflections: Social Media and The New Face of Journalism

The use of social media in the realm of journalism was a topic at the 12th Annual ISOJ. One research panel, All About the Tweet and More, got right to that point. The panel included Cindy Royal and Dale Blasingame of Texas State University, Carrie Brown of the University of Memphis, Marcus Messner of VCU, …  Read More

Reflections: Engaging the Community

ISOJ speakers addressed innovative and effective ways to work with the community and have them happily work with the news. VG Multimedia editor-in-chief Espen Hansen presented ways the in which his site excels with community needs right when they need it. When the Icelandic volcano sent massive clouds of dust disrupting air travel, the site …  Read More