Category: Blogs

ISOJ workshop asks ‘How do we define journalists today?’ amid technological and policy shifts

Lee este artículo en español abajo Across the world, governments are pursuing public policy to help fund journalism. In the pursuit of effective policy, some states and countries have created definitions of journalism to help determine which individuals and organizations qualify. But in the digital age, creating an adequate definition is easier said than done. …  Read More

Day 2 Notes

The symposium’s second day included a fantastic back-to-back firestorm of participatory and non-profit journalism panels, as well as two more great research panels, and ended things with a bang. In the vein of yesterday’s notes, here are my observations from the event’s second and final day.—— Anybody hungover? Surprisingly enough, most attendees were on time for …  Read More

Day 1 Notes

The first day of the 11th International Symposium on Online Journalism was a doozy, with many great panels, discussions and enlightening facts. With that in mind, here are my own personal notes and observations from the activities of the conference’s first day. It didn’t rain. Lately, the Friday session of the symposium has always been associated …  Read More

ISOJ 2010 is live

Mercifully, Mother Nature decided not to make it rain today (although there is still a chance in the forecast), so all attendees are dry as we kick off the 11th International Symposium on Online Journalism.We’re in a beautiful new venue, and with a record-breaking number of papers submitted and some great panels planned, including but …  Read More

Your ISOJ weather forecast

Traditionally, Mother Nature has been teasingly cruel to the ISOJ. For the past few years, the trend has been rain on the first day of the conference, and stifling humidity on the following day. This year, we might not have to deal with same situation. Here’s your current forecast for this weekend’s event.Friday, there’s a …  Read More


The time is nigh. This weekend, professionals and academics alike will converge on Austin for the 11th International Symposium on Online Journalism. As you prepare to travel to our fair city, here some frequently asked questions about the event, with appropriate answers. If you have more questions, feel free to tweet at me, Rosental Alves, …  Read More

Joshua Braun: In His Own Words

Joshua Braun is a self-proclaimed dorky brainiac. But what are labels and tags when it comes to one of the brightest journalism scholars today? Braun, a graduate student at Cornell University, will be representing two papers at this year’s symposium. The first, Models of Restraint: The Adoption of Blogging Software by the U.S. Broadcast News …  Read More

BBC adapts to changing attitudes on blogging

The BBC, with its paternalistic approach to its audience, may slowly be wisening up to the usefulness of blogging, Alfred Hermida said. Hermida was the first speaker in the presentation titled “Citizen Producers, Bloggers, and the Evolution of Journalism,” during the 9th International Symposium on Online Journalism. “I managed to kick the habit after 16 …  Read More

Site emphasizes cultural dialogue on international level

Georgia Popplewell, managing director of, pointed to her laptop inside of an orange messenger bag, calling it her office. Trinidad native Popplewell is the only full-time staff member for the Global Voices Online, an international project that sorts through blogs around the world, giving them context and linking to the original blog posts. The …  Read More