Independent media panelists share struggles and solutions for reporting in polarized societies

Watch video of the global independent media panel from ISOJ 2017. During the ever-popular international panel, participants came from all over the globe to the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to share challenges and solutions to reporting in polarized societies. Krissah Thompson, staff writer for the Washington Post, introduced the speakers and moderated …  Read More

News startups and new business models innovate in search for sustainability

Watch video of the news startups panel discussion at ISOJ 2017. To close the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists and researchers put news startups and sustainability at center stage. Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University, moderated the panel, “News startups and new business models: Innovation in …  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

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

Watch video of the keynote panel discussion on the transformation of U.S. metro newspapers. 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 …  Read More

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

Watch the video panel discussion from ISOJ 2017. 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 …  Read More

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

Watch video of the conversational journalism panel discussion. 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 …  Read More

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

Watch video of Melissa Bell’s keynote presentation or her discussion with Jeff Jarvis. 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 …  Read More