Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration & diversifying revenue models

Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration and diversifying revenue models Innovators in Latin American journalism joined the Knight Center for the 11th Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism on April 15, sharing lessons on new storytelling formats, ways to expand reach of a site’s content and revenue models that offer hope …  Read More

Ibero-American journalists innovate in content production by using new technologies and seek to create community

The Iberian American Digital Journalism Colloquium, which emerged over the years as an informal post-ISOJ (International Symposium of Online Journalism) conversation among journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal attending the symposium, convened an interesting group of innovative journalists for its eleventh edition. Those in attendance shared their experiences and projects at the School of …  Read More

Journalists using tools from the future –like blockchain or augmented reality– to enhance, optimize and protect their stories

Watch video of the tech trends panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. New technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be important for journalism in the future, and some news organizations are already using them, according to the members of the panel “What’s Next: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and …  Read More

How audio, voice-activated technology is changing relationships with audiences

Watch video of the podcasts, virtual assistants and audio panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. An all-women panel closed out the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with insights on the future and potential of audio storytelling. Introduced by Kathleen Kingsbury, deputy editorial page editor for The New York Times, the session titled “From podcasts …  Read More

International research highlights differences among journalists’ methods, the precarious status of the profession and the evolution of a renown publication

Watch video of the cultural change research panel discussion at ISOJ 2018. Journalism was examined through a critical lens during the ISOJ 2018 research panel “Cultural change: Telling stories, shaping identity and normalizing precarity” on April 14. Academics — American and European — delved into the evolving nature of journalism from individual journalists to major …  Read More

Newsletters create meaningful connections to news enthusiasts via email

Watch video of the newsletter panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. With the seeming omnipresence of news and other media, newsletters are a tool to engage with audiences in a brief and an intimate way, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 14, 2018. The panel — “NEWSLETTERS: How email, …  Read More

Top academic paper at ISOJ identifies differences between ‘news makers’ and ‘storytellers’

A study involving the differences between “news makers” and “storytellers” — according to journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands — was named the top academic paper at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13, the first day of the two-day conference in Austin, Texas. “It’s a big surprise,” said Jan Boesman after …  Read More

Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Watch video of the satire panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. The panelists said humor makes it possible to address people …  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