Author: Teresa Mioli

Mental health and wellbeing of journalists take center stage for panel discussion at ISOJ

The COVID-19 pandemic and social crises around the world have brought an important and often overlooked aspect of journalists’ lives to the forefront: mental health and wellbeing. The psychological and emotional impacts of dealing with the pandemic were the most difficult aspect of work for found that 70 percent of respondents of the global survey “Journalism …  Read More

ISOJ announces program for 23rd global conference taking place in Austin and online; Registration open

  The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas announced the program for the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The global conference, taking place online and in person on the University of Texas at Austin campus, will be on April 1 and 2, 2022. Panels cover topics including the impact of web3 and metaverse on …  Read More

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