Author: Teresa Mioli

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

Traditional opinion sections are evolving and adapting to the digital media ecosystem

Traditional opinion sections of newspapers have evolved to adapt to the digital media ecosystem, while new forms of opinion journalism emerge. It’s not the old op-ed page anymore: there are platforms, collaborations, networks and media outlets allowing opinion journalists to express their work in less traditional ways. From newspaper editors to independent journalists, four distinguished …  Read More

Invaluable relationships for the success of local news: Networking and collaboration are key

In a year where local news was even more important, collaboration and networking has become essential. Supporting local news networks through partnerships has shown to be highly successful for the panelists representing various organizations and local news networks at the 2021 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The Knight Foundation believes in the power of …  Read More

Finding unique angles to cover climate change and get readers’ attention

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues in our world, and yet, journalists still struggle with innovative and engaging ways to cover it. Frank Mungeam, chief innovation officer at the Local Media Association, said the demand for more climate news is out there. According to Mungeam, more than half of Americans say they’re either …  Read More

Harnessing the power of Google to produce better and bigger journalism

When any journalist starts researching a new story idea, the first thing they do is usually a quick Google search. But, Mary Nahorniak, a Google News Initiative teaching fellow said there are many more tools reporters could be using to facilitate and enhance their work, from little known advanced search options, to programs developed specifically …  Read More

Photogrammetry, VR and AR are adding new dimensions to storytelling where readers have the opportunity to act upon their curiosity

Virtual reality and augmented reality simulators have grown in popularity, complexity and quality in recent years. But, what is the first image you imagine when you think of VR? Could it be a game where you play the first-person shooter? Robert Hernandez argues that the future of VR and AR will continue to be graphic …  Read More

Global Issues require global solutions: addressing online violence against women journalists

Addressing online violence against women journalists requires different resources, solutions and support for women everywhere experiencing harassment and other forms of violence online. Online violence is a way to keep women out of news media and is an attempt to silence women, said Elisa Lees Muñoz, executive-director of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), while …  Read More

How journalists can develop secure communication with sources in the Age of the Internet

Nearly 50 years ago in a dimly lit parking lot in Virginia, renowned journalist Bob Woodward exchanged information with an anonymous source by the name of Deep Throat—information that went on to spark one of the most prolific political scandals in modern U.S. history. When it comes to exchanging information securely between journalists and sources, …  Read More