ISOJ Online 2021

APRIL 26 – 30, 2021

For the second time in its 22-year history, the International Symposium on Online Journalism was online only in 2021, held during the week of April 26 to 30. Instead of two full days, as we had with the in-person conference in Austin for two decades, in 2020, we scheduled ISOJ Online throughout chunks of time, from Monday to Friday. In 2021, we repeated the same successful formula. We broke records in 2020, when we reached thousands of people in 134 countries. In 2021, we broke new records again, as more than 7,300 people from 154 countries and territories registered to attend the conference. Again, we reached thousands of journalists, media executives and scholars around the world, with live streaming. We continue to expand our reach through the recordings of all sessions that are available on YouTube, in the original sound track in English or in the simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.

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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.


Opinion journalists show how publications and platforms can work to distinguish news from opinion

As social media blurs the lines between fact and opinion, informed take and angry rant, journalists, publishers and platforms need to take a more active role in distinguishing between news and opinion –both for the clarity of the reader and the quality of the journalism, according to panelists at the 2021 International Symposium on Online Journalism …  Read More

How Black and Brown-owned media companies are working to change the diversity landscape in newsrooms

The reach of mainstream media is not in question, however, the trust, intimacy and relevancy of mainstream media with communities of color is very much in question, according to Mitra S. Kalita.  It’s an unfortunate reality that American mainstream media has lost trust among Black and Brown communities. This is due to a variety of …  Read More

Diving deep into journalism engagement with peer-reviewed research for the ISOJ Journal

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) welcomed scholars from around the world to share their research focused on media engagement and the evolution of Latinx media. The research papers for the panelists who presented on April 30 during the virtual conference were selected during a peer-review process and are available as part of the …  Read More