Category: Trust

Hackathon participants build tools to ‘measure and boost trust in news’ during pre-ISOJ event

A multi-disciplinary team that developed a “nutrition facts” label for news articles won a joint ISOJ-Texas Tribune hackathon on April 11 and walked away with a prize of six Microsoft Surface Go tablets. The label — visually similar to what you’d see on a food package — describes an article’s “healthiness” based on its author, …  Read More

‘Lightning round’ at ISOJ focuses on funding for Latin American media, online harassment, spatial journalism and more

A “lightning round” of presentations at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) covered an array of developments from a new initiative to support Latin American journalists to the potential of location-based reporting. Janine Warner and Luis Botello kicked off the short presentations April 13 with the unveiling of Velocidad, a new $1.5 …  Read More

ISOJ panelists say journalists must overcome lack of trust in media

It’s time for the journalism industry to focus on chipping away at the distrust in media, according to panelists at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism. During the panel “Can media really rebuild trust with audiences?” journalists and industry specialists outlined the problems newsrooms are facing and shared ideas for ways to overcome …  Read More

ISOJ 2018 speakers discuss building sustainability and gaining trust with readers

The 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) took place at the Texas University at Austin from April 13-14, 2018 ISOJ brought together diversity and multiples points of view by having speakers from around the globe to enlighten the attendees with their perspective on a plethora of topics. Several subjects were discussed during the ISOJ, …  Read More

Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post’s Marty Baron

Watch video of the conversation with Marty Baron from ISOJ 2018. At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every …  Read More

When facing distorted information, journalists must report, not resist, says BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith

Watch video of Ben Smith’s keynote speech and discussion from ISOJ 2018. If you’re trying to do good reporting in 2018, you have to push back on the deluge of distorted information coming out of the White House and its media allies, said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed‘s editor-in-chief during his April 14 keynote speech at the …  Read More

ISOJ panelists expose ‘fake news,’ highlight tools and practices to improve flows of accurate information

Watch video of the discussion panel on tools to improve the flow of accurate information, from ISOJ 2018. Jennifer Preston, former social media editor at the New York Times and vice-president of journalism at the Knight Foundation, introduced the ISOJ panel on trust, by underlying the foundation’s commitment to finding ways to battle misinformation in …  Read More