Author: Jan Ross P. Sakian

Jan Ross P. Sakian is a journalist and seasoned volunteer of the International Symposium on Online Journalism. She is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism and an alumna of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. In 2019, she was selected for the inaugural cohort of the Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program by International Women’s Media Foundation.

ISOJ 2023 panel, peer-reviewed journal highlight research in quoting, parasocial relationships in podcasts, philanthropic support of BIPOC news startups and more

View video of panel here. Five peer-reviewed research papers were selected for the Spring 2023 #ISOJ Journal and the authors were invited to present their findings at the 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism conference April 14.  Celeste González de Bustamante, professor and associate dean at UT Austin’s Moody College of Communication, opened the panel …  Read More

ISOJ 2023 panel to discuss new approaches for reconnecting with audiences, responses to news avoidance

On average, 38 percent of respondents to a Reuters Institute survey said they sometimes or often actively avoid the news. All over the world, people have been saying they are overwhelmed by “news fatigue.” This has already affected media audiences and poses new challenges for journalists. The 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will gather …  Read More

At ISOJ 2023, Puck’s Jon Kelly talks about the next era of business models for journalism

What is the next phase in the evolution of business models for news? As technology advances and media habits change, diverse revenue streams and sustainability are common goals among media organizations worldwide. ISOJ 2023 opens up a conversation about the future of media innovation in a keynote session delivered by Jon Kelly, co-founder and editor-in-chief …  Read More

Are news orgs moving away from social-media dependency? An ISOJ 2023 panel will discuss new strategies for audience development

Since the boom of social media that reaches billions of people around the world, news organizations have been relying on those platforms to increase and maintain their digital audiences. Changes in algorithms and the platforms’ priorities have negatively affected media companies, which led many newsrooms to seek other ways to develop their audiences. New strategies …  Read More

ISOJ panel explores the evolution of the op-ed section and what comes next for opinion journalism

The internet has opened new opportunities for opinion journalism. The op-ed sections of newspapers have already evolved, more opinion articles have been published and new formats have been tested, as journalists try to promote civic engagement. But, what lies ahead? Opinion editors from four major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, will debate the …  Read More