Online journalism can prosper if the focus on local news is genuine, ISOJ panel suggests

Local journalism would benefit from more focus on filling in coverage gaps and building strong relationships with readers, according to panelists at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13. During the panel “Saving local news in the U.S.: Can we have sustainable online journalism in local markets,” industry professionals discussed how local, smaller …  Read More

Covering a Twitter president means expect the unexpected, White House journalists tell ISOJ crowd

Four White House correspondents representing four media closed out the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 13 with a discussion about covering the unpredictable nature of President Donald Trump in the Twitter age. Television reporter Yamiche Alcindor, from PBS NewsHour, was joined by Kimberly Atkins of WBUR, the Boston-based NPR station, …  Read More

Membership and subscriptions can help fund journalism, ISOJ conference hears

That was the general takeaway from the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) panel “Subscriptions and memberships: Reinventing the relationship with your audience” April 12. Chartbeat founder and Scroll CEO Tony Haile told ISOJ attendees that he’s currently working on how to “get the underlying economics right” to make journalism financially sustainable. The bad news …  Read More

Researchers discuss the status and limits of journalistic practices in Latin America and the Caribbean at ISOJ

During the research panel “Digital media and democracy in the Americas” at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 12, three scholars shared their research and unveiled the limits of journalism in holding the powerful accountable across in Uruguay, Cuba and Chile. “One of the most important roles of journalism is holding the …  Read More

Smart speakers could integrate podcast content into people’s daily routines, industry experts tell ISOJ audience

Podcasts aren’t going anywhere. That seems to be an indisputable fact these days. There are more than 660,000 podcasts available today, with over half of the U.S. population stating that they listen to podcasts regularly and relatively frequently. And with those numbers, technology followed. The number of smart speaker owners grew about 78 percent just …  Read More

The New York Times’ Deputy Off-Platform Editor Millie Tran explains importance of paying attention to stories that thrive on social

We’re spending more time on our phones now than ever, which makes understanding off-platform journalism important for newsrooms, said Millie Tran during her keynote speech April 12 at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). “The easiest way to tell you what off-platform is to tell you what it’s not,” said Tran, the Times’ deputy …  Read More

Newsrooms should be embracing automated fact-checking, ISOJ audience hears

One idea that permeated this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) conference is that automation in journalism is no longer a thing for the future. It’s here and working right now, declared chair and presenter Bill Adair on April 12. So instead of fearing changes that may arise in this development, the panel “Automation …  Read More

Knight Center and Membership Puzzle Project publish report for media to learn from other member-driven movements

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has joined forces with the Membership Puzzle Project to release the report “Membership in news and beyond: What media can learn from other member-driven movements” April 12 at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The report, co-authored by Emily Goligoski and Matt Thompson, argues “people in the news …  Read More