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

Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue. This was the topic of the panel, “The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have …  Read More

Panelists look at successes and limitations of innovative video formats, including Facebook Live and VR

The audience at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) heard from journalists, professors and media directors about how news organizations can use innovative video formats to inform and engage with audiences. This was part of the panel “Video everywhere: From live coverage to VR, 360 and other innovative formats,” moderated by UT Austin …  Read More

Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel “Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology was created to help journalists in their work …  Read More

Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). When Bell co-founded Vox.com in 2014, she said they were convinced it could be the answer to the broken news system they saw around them. …  Read More

Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Kicking off the seminar was keynote speaker and Dallas Morning News Managing Editor Robyn Tomlin who spoke to many of the changes …  Read More

Academics present research on new practices in newsrooms using technology

With the arrival of technology to the world’s newsrooms, journalists have had to make a mental change in how to organize their work. On the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), researchers from different universities shared the main ideas of their projects, focused on the new practices that are being …  Read More

Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Echoing a column by Joshua Benton at the Nieman Lab, Polgreen called this section …  Read More