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ISOJ Panel: Media startups mark change and innovation for future of journalism

  The young news ventures represented at the panel “Journalism star startups: building innovative media outlets for the digital age,” on the second day of the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), were certainly embracing digital media as the future of journalism. With services ranging from covering violent crimes through arrests and hearings to creating a trustworthy …  Read More

Daniel Eilemberg discusses the inception of Fusion

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of Animal Politico — Mexico’s first news platform to launch exclusively on Twitter — attended the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which was hosted at the University of Texas at Austin from April 4th to April 5th. Eilemberg came to discuss the inception of a new multi-media platform company called Fusion, a combination of the …  Read More

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

  Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. This was Jane Singer’s observation about the research session …  Read More

ISOJ 2014 Archive

Opening Session

  • Rosental Calmon Alves, professor, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin - Symposium Chair

  • Glenn Franke, director and professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University - Symposium Research Chair

Bots, drones, sensors, wearables, etc.: The new tools for journalists

Chair and presenter: Janine Warner, journalist turned geek, author and teacher

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Journalism ethics and values: Challenges in the digital age

Chair and presenter: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director at American Press Institute

  • John Cook, editor-in-chief at First Look Media's digital magazine Intercept, former editor-in-chief at Gawker

  • Jane Singer, professor at City University London / University of Iowa

  • Sylvia Stead, public editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada

  • Edward Wasserman, dean at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

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Life beyond the newspaper as a paper-only product: Strategies for the newspaper as a hybrid of atoms and bits

  • Chair and presenter: Jim Moroney, CEO at A.H. Belo, publisher and CEO at The Dallas Morning News

  • Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Jim Brady, editor-in-chief at Digital First Media, past president of Online News Association

  • Valtteri Halla, CTO at Leia Media, Finland

  • Caroline Little, president and CEO at Newspaper Association of America

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Pushing the frontier of journalism in China: The digital and global challenges

Chair: Glenn Frankel, director and professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

  • Keynote speaker: Ying Chan, director and professor at The University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre

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Research Panel: New Research Pathways in Digital News Content: From Preservation to Curation

Chair and discussant: Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University

  • All the News That's Fit to Link: An Exhaustive Analysis of Links in Their Editorial Context

    Juliette De Maeyer, University of Montreal, Canada

  • Native Advertising And Digital Natives: The Effects of Age and Advertisement Format on News Website Credibility Judgments

    Patrick Howe and Brady Teufel, California Polytechnic State University

  • Preserving the Unpreservable: Form, Content, Copyright and the Archiving of Born-Digital Newspapers

    Lisa Lynch, Concordia University and Paul Fontaine, McGill University, Canada

  • Back to the Future of News: Looking at Locative Media Principles in the Pre-News Era

    Claudia Silva, Nova de Lisboa University, Portugal

  • The Impact of Curation On Stories' Objectivity: Audience Criteria of Perceived Objectivity of Storify

    Vittoria Sacco, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and Yanjun Zhao, Cameron University

  • Bienvenido a Miami y Mas: Immigration Frames In English and Spanish Newspapers During the 2012 Florida Republican Primary

    Alex Avila, University of Texas at Austin

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What’s Next in Digital Journalism Scholarship?

Chair: Jane Singer, professor at City University London/University of Iowa

  • The Lean Newsroom: A Manifesto for Risk: Carrie Brown-Smith, assistant professor at University of Memphis, and Jonathan Groves, assistant professor at Drury University

  • Meeting New Readers Through a Digital Transition: Lessons from Entertainment: Loreto Corredoira, visiting scholar at Media and Entertainment Center at University of California Los Angeles, and professor at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

  • Reciprocal Journalism: Avery Holton, University of Utah; Seth Lewis, University of Minnesota; and Mark Coddington, University of Texas at Austin

  • Lessons From a Year in Silicon Valley: Toward a More Innovative Research Program: Cindy Royal, Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and associate professor at Texas State University

  • The Engaging News Project: Using A/B Testing for Democratic and Business Goals: Talia Stroud, associate professor at University of Texas at Austin

Giving Good Advice: Reflections of an academic on 25 years of advising journalists and media companies

Chair: Paula Poindexter, president at Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

  • Keynote speaker: Jay Rosen, associate professor at New York University and blogger at PressThink.org

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Journalism star startups: Building innovative media outlets for the digital age

Chair and presenter: Michael Maness, vice-president for journalism and media innovation at Knight Foundation

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Research Panel: Emerging Journalistic Practices in the Digital Age

Chair and discussant: Jane Singer, professor at City University London / University of Iowa

  • A Huge Culture Change: Newsrooms at La Presse and The Montreal Gazette Reflect on the Shift to Digital-First

    Lisa Lynch, Concordia University, Canada

  • Branding (Health) Journalism: Perceptions, Practices, and Emerging Norms

    Avery Holton, University of Utah and Logan Molyneux, University of Texas at Austin

  • Two Screens, Two Paths: News Production For Smartphones and Tablets on the Brazilian Newspaper Scene

    Adriana Barsotti, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Can NGOs Do Journalism? Do They Even Want To? Understanding the Information Work of Leading Humanitarian and Human Rights NGOs

    Matthew Powers, University of Washington-Seattle

  • Curmudgeons But Yet Adapters: Impact of Web 2.0 and Twitter on Newspaper Sport Journalists' Jobs, Responsibilities, and Routines

    Edward Kian and Ray Murray, Oklahoma State University

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Life after Television news? The boom of video on the web and web video on TV sets

Chair: Robert Hernandez, assistant professor of professional practice at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC

  • Rahul Chopra, senior vice president video at News Corp.

  • Daniel Eilemberg, senior vice president, chief digital officer at Fusion

  • Rebecca Howard, general manager video, The New York Times

  • Riyaad Minty, project lead of AJ+ at Al Jazeera

  • Katharine Zaleski, managing editor at NowThis News

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Knowing your audience: Readership analytics and editorial strategies for online news

Chair: Joshua Benton, director at Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

  • Todd Cunningham, director at Media Impact Project, the Norman Lear Center at University of Southern California

  • Melody Kramer, digital strategist and associate editor at NPR

  • Higinio O. Maycotte, CEO and founder at Umbel

  • James G. Robinson, director for news analytics at The New York Times

  • Nicholas White, CEO and founder at The Daily Dot

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