Author: Teresa Mioli

López Obrador creates polarization with attacks on the press and little transparency, say Mexican journalists

With little more than four months in power, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has implemented a strategy of harassment and disqualification against media that is causing a polarization of the press in that country, according to journalists Salvador Camarena and Daniel Moreno. Camarena, general director of journalistic investigation at the organization Mexicanos …  Read More

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A “lightning round” focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Through short five-minute presentations, media representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay and Venezuela told the audience how their sites try to …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss the importance and challenges of integrating artificial intelligence with journalism

Watch video of this panel from ISOJ 2019. When we are talking about artificial intelligence in journalism, we need to talk about the human-centered aspect, said Nick Diakopoulos, assistant professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science at Northwestern University on April 13 at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Diakopoulos, who is …  Read More

Online journalism can prosper if the focus on local news is genuine, ISOJ panel suggests

Watch video of this panel from ISOJ 2019. Local journalism would benefit from more focus on filling in coverage gaps and building strong relationships with readers, according to panelists at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13. During the panel “Saving local news in the U.S.: Can we have sustainable online journalism in …  Read More

Covering a Twitter president means expect the unexpected, White House journalists tell ISOJ crowd

Watch video of this panel from ISOJ 2019. Four White House correspondents representing four media closed out the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 13 with a discussion about covering the unpredictable nature of President Donald Trump in the Twitter age. Television reporter Yamiche Alcindor, from PBS NewsHour, was joined by …  Read More

Blogging pioneer calls out journalists’ handling of the tech industry at 20th annual ISOJ

Watch video of Winer’s discussion from ISOJ 2019. After a chorus of The Beatles’ uplifting tune “Yellow Submarine” filled the room, Dave Winer, one of the early leaders of blogging and editor of the Scripting News weblog, proceeded to chastise the news media at 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 13. …  Read More

Membership and subscriptions can help fund journalism, ISOJ conference hears

Watch video of this panel at ISOJ 2019. Making money from journalism is hard. That was the general takeaway from the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) panel “Subscriptions and memberships: Reinventing the relationship with your audience” April 12. Chartbeat founder and Scroll CEO Tony Haile told ISOJ attendees that he’s currently working on how …  Read More