APRIL 26 – 30, 2021

For the second time in its 22-year history, the International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online only in 2021. ISOJ Online will be held during the week of April 26 to 30, 2021. Instead of two full days, as we have had with the in-person conference in Austin, last year we scheduled ISOJ Online throughout chunks of time, from Monday to Friday. That formula worked very well. We broke records and reached thousands of people in 134 countries in 2020, so we decided to repeat it in 2021.

Learn more about the Speakers who will present and lead workshops at the 22nd ISOJ. We are still working on putting together another amazing Program for this year, so come back to our site for updates and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedInIf you want to receive updates via email, please subscribe to the ISOJ Newsletter

Since 1999, journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world have had an annual meeting in Austin, Texas to discuss the impact of the digital revolution on  journalism. The International Symposium on Online Journalism is a program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, a unique conference that bridges the gap between academia and the news industry.


This website is equally unique. It’s an historic, one-of-a-kind, year-by-year repository of testimonials of the evolution of online journalism in the United States and the world. Here you can find content from every symposium since 1999, including transcripts, videos, slides and research papers.


Race and equity in the news: Reporting in service of communities and with the URL (uplift, respect and love) lens

“Now is the time to radically reinvent the media industry by supporting Black and Brown owned/led organizations that serve communities that have been overlooked and undervalued for far too long”, says Sara Lomax-Reese, Co-Founder of URL Media. In collaboration with Mitra Kalita, Lomax-Reese created the decentralized, multi-platform network of high-performing Black and Brown media organizations …  Read More

Facing the ‘infodemic:’ Journalists and experts to discuss at ISOJ how the news media covering COVID-19 can fight mis/disinformation

Misinformation surrounding COVID-19, apart from the virus itself, has caused an additional threat to individuals globally. The spread of false information has caused such a disturbance in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the issue an ‘infodemic’ to describe the impact.  A group of five outstanding researchers and …  Read More