April 7, 2017
Registration for ISOJ 2017 is closed; Livestreaming will be available on YouTube and Facebook
The Knight Center closed registration for ISOJ 2017 after reaching capacity for the 18th edition of the global conference.
However, live streaming of the conference will be available on YouTube and Facebook, as well as isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. For updates, you can also follow us on Twitter at @ISOJ2017 or with #ISOJ2017. News will also be available on Snapchat.
The 18th ISOJ will be held at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas at Austin campus. It is sponsored by the Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Univision Noticias, Facebook, Google and The Dallas Morning News.
ISOJ is a unique conference that attracts journalists, media executives and students and professors of journalism from across the country and around the world. More than 400 attendees are coming to Austin from 36 countries. The attendees traveling the farthest are coming from Hong Kong, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Most of Ibero-America will be present at the conference, which will feature simultaneous translation to Spanish, thanks to support from Univision Noticias.
Sixty-eight speakers and panelists will discuss innovations in digital journalism, including fact checking, accountability journalism, conversational journalism, video, podcasts and startups.
Keynote speeches will be delivered by Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO of Axios; Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; and Melissa Bell, co-founder of vox.com and publisher of Vox Media.
There will also be a special keynote panel with editors from six of the top U.S. metropolitan newspapers who will discuss how newsrooms have changed from being print-centric to digital-centric. Mike Wilson, editor of The Dallas Morning News, will chair the discussion with Nancy Barnes, Houston Chronicle editor and executive vice president; Aminda Marqués Gonzalez, Miami Herald executive editor and vice president; Stan Wischnowski, Philadelphia Media Network executive editor and senior vice president; Kathleen Kingsbury, Boston Globe digital managing editor; and Neil Chase, executive editor of The Mercury News and East Bay Times.
The official research journal of the conference, #ISOJ, will be officially released during the conference. Authors of the published papers will present their research on newsroom practices and journalism audiences.
On Friday, April 21, Google News Lab is hosting lunchtime workshops in English and Spanish on Google Tools for Journalists. And during Saturday’s lunch, attendees can participate in the Facebook Journalism Project workshop: Publisher products, CrowdTangle and tools for journalists.
Before the official conference even starts, there will be three events open to all ISOJ attendees. However, separate registration is required for each event.
Hackastory, from the Netherlands, will run the International Hackathon: Creating tools for accountability journalism to improve trust with readers. There will be a special bilingual seminar organized by the Dallas Morning News Endowment at UT Austin School of Journalism, the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Bridging the Border: Digital perspectives from women journalists in Texas and Mexico. And finally, the Solutions Journalism Network is hosting a solutions journalism training at the Austin American-Statesman.
And, on Sunday, April 23, the Knight Center will host the 10th annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism to discuss the latest innovations in online journalism in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.