Author: Perla Arellano

At post-ISOJ Colloquium 2020, Iberian American journalists discuss innovation, inclusion and resilience amid government hostility

Since 2008, the Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism has been a conference in Spanish, held at the University of Texas at Austin annually, the day after the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). It usually gathers 100 to 125 journalists, media executives and scholars from Latin America, Spain and Portugal who travel to Austin …  Read More

Machine intelligence empowers journalism by giving journalists the opportunity to see what they missed, panelists say

For the first time in its 21-year-history, the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) was held online only in 2020. To watch this panel, click here. To watch other panels, click here. Computers will do as much as they are told to do, and it takes a team of journalists to do so, said the …  Read More

Nikole Hannah-Jones: ‘There are a lot of wrongs in this world & I want my journalism to help right them.’

Just like any other industry, journalism must also come to a reckoning with its role in the institution of slavery, said said New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones,during her ISOJ keynote session, “Covering race from 1619-present.” “There are so many industries that were entangled in the institution of slavery, even though we have been …  Read More

Covering the U.S. 2020 presidential election: Journalists discuss the ‘absence of on-the-ground reporting’ and the ‘weirdest campaign ever’

Reporters from leading U.S. news organizations spoke during a panel of the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) about some of the challenges that the coronavirus crisis has imposed on journalists covering the 2020 presidential election, like the almost absence of on-the-ground reporting and the lack of opportunities to interview voters in person. The …  Read More