#ISOJ is the official research journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism. It features articles based on original research, methodologies relevant to the study of journalism and innovative technologies (online, tablets, mobile platforms, etc.), critical syntheses of research and theoretical perspectives on journalism today.

The research component was added to ISOJ in 2004, five years after the creation of the conference. Due to the success of this addition, #ISOJ journal was launched on April 1, 2011 at the 12th ISOJ in Austin, Texas. The articles that are selected to appear in the journal are based on peer-reviewed research papers presented at the Symposium. #ISOJ Journal is co-edited by Associate Professor Amy Schmitz Weiss, from San Diego State University, who is also the research chair of the conference; and Professor Rosental C. Alves, from the University of Texas at Austin, who is the founder and current director of the conference.


The 2018 call for papers is now available! The 2018 #ISOJ Journal will be a special themed-issue on Habits of Thought, guest edited by Jane B. Singer, director of research and professor of journalism innovation at City, University of London. Deadline is September 15, 2017. Submit your paper today! 


The journal maintains a social scientific and broad behavioral focus. Questions or inquiries about the journal can be sent to isoj@austin.utexas.edu.

#ISOJ Journal now has a ISSN!
#ISOJ (Print): ISSN 2328-0700
#ISOJ (Online): ISSN 2328-0662

#ISOJ Journal

Volume 7, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

This seventh issue of the journal focuses on the role of audience engagement editors in the newsroom, the impact of product development on the journalism practice, the power of the Medium platform for publishers and independent journalists, and journalists’ perceptions of statistics and data journalism. In addition, the issue also examines the importance of podcasts in today’s news environment, the social capital investment in digital news startups, and the power of digital media on memory of significant news events. Read More

Volume 6, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

The sixth volume of the #ISOJ academic journal focuses on digital security concerns for journalists, the impact of social media in journalism, the potential for virtual reality in immersive storytelling, the evolution of digital native news organizations, and the economics of accountability journalism. Read More

Volume 5, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

Celebrating the fifth year of publication of #ISOJ, this volume highlights the major transitions underway in the journalistic practice from gatekeeping practices to the influence of digital platforms on content and journalistic routines . The research in this year’s volume also explores the impact of social media on the profession. Read More

Volume 4, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

The fourth volume of #ISOJ reflects diverse articles that reflect the evolution in digital journalism today. The research in this year’s volume range from the importance of preserving digital content to the continual changing culture in newsrooms to the impact of digital curation tools on news consumption to the power of locative media. Read More

Volume 3, Number 2 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

In 2013, for the first time, the journal was launched at the ISOJ conference. The studies published here are representative of the main topics of online journalism that are right now catching the attention of academics in the United States and around the world . They range from the impact of social media and search engine optimization on newsroom routines to the evolution of data-driven reporting, from changes in journalism education to how the media in India embraced digital, and how computers were adopted by newspapers in Egypt . Read More

Volume 3, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

This third volume, first issue features five articles from the research papers that were peer-reviewed and selected for presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism held in April 2012 at the University of Texas at Austin. This issue also features the Top Research Paper (which received the highest scores from the peer-review judges from the paper competition) from the symposium, “Are “Digital Natives” Dropping Print Newspapers? A National Survey of College Newspaper Advisers,” by Dr. Iris Chyi . This article explores the continuing importance of the school newspaper on college campuses and whether the print or digital model will reign in the future. Read More

Volume 2, Number 2 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

Volume 2, Number 2 of the 2012 #ISOJ focuses on the role of Twitter in breaking news situations, the relationship between journalists and the communities they serve, the importance of privacy policies in social media channels and their implications for society in general, the challenge in creating ethical codes/frameworks in today’s media climate, the entrepreneurial spirit in news startups, the unique tension between public journalism and news values, and investigating the news ecosystem one hub and node at a time. Read More

Volume 2, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

This second volume, first issue features six articles from the research papers that were peer-reviewed and selected for presentation at the April 2010 and April 2011 symposia. This issue focuses on the changing role of the journalist in today’s news organizations, the level of interactivity and multimedia features being offered on newspaper websites, the role of commentary and discourse in online news sites from Spain, the digital changes underway in the French press, the impact of Twitter, and the transformations underway in Egyptian newsrooms. Read More

Volume 1, Second Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

The International Symposium on Online Journalism has published its second issue of #ISOJ academic journal, featuring articles that are based on research papers presented at the symposium in April 2011. This issue focuses on the impact of social media in journalism, the sociological nuances impacting organizational structures and processes in newsrooms, and the interactive features of today’s news sites. Read More

Inaugural Edition of the #ISOJ Journal

The inaugural edition of #ISOJ -- The official journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism launched during the ISOJ 2011 opening session. The first issue features studies that focus on the investigation of online newsrooms, the role of technology in times of disaster crisis, hypertext newswriting, mapping news websites and design guidelines for online news. Read More