Category: Citizen Journalism

Ibero-American journalists innovate in content production by using new technologies and seek to create community

The Iberian American Digital Journalism Colloquium, which emerged over the years as an informal post-ISOJ (International Symposium of Online Journalism) conversation among journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal attending the symposium, convened an interesting group of innovative journalists for its eleventh edition. Those in attendance shared their experiences and projects at the School of …  Read More

Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Watch video of the satire panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. The panelists said humor makes it possible to address people …  Read More

ISOJ panelists expose ‘fake news,’ highlight tools and practices to improve flows of accurate information

Watch video of the discussion panel on tools to improve the flow of accurate information, from ISOJ 2018. Jennifer Preston, former social media editor at the New York Times and vice-president of journalism at the Knight Foundation, introduced the ISOJ panel on trust, by underlying the foundation’s commitment to finding ways to battle misinformation in …  Read More

Video interview with Paula Rojo, founder of the Chilean citizen journalists network Mi Voz

Before 2005, crime news dominated the regional media in Chile, according to Paula Rojo, founder of the network of regional newspapers Mi Voz. That year, Rojo and her partner Jorge Domínguez Larraín launched an effort to recruit citizens, representatives from diverse political backgrounds and the social sector to become citizen reporters for their new newspaper.  …  Read More

Entrevista en video con Paula Rojo, fundadora de la red chilena de corresponsales ciudadanos Mi Voz

Antes de 2005, la nota roja o noticias policiacas predominaban en la prensa regional de Chile, según dice Paula Rojo, fundadora de la red de diarios regionales Mi Voz. Ese año, Rojo y su socio Jorge Domínguez Larraín emprendieron la aventura de reclutar a ciudadanos, representantes de distintas fuerzas políticas y sectores sociales para convertirse …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss behind the scenes in the newsroom

  The 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism closed its first day with a panel discussing how different news outlets are responding and evolving with advancements in technology. The panel consisted of journalists and academics who have researched news organizations’ attempts and progress in adapting to newsroom changes related to social media, digital media, …  Read More

The impact of web metrics on news judgment

How is citizen journalism understood? How does new technology help us understand our audience? These are questions Chris Anderson posed to the audience at the beginning of his panel during the 10th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Anderson looked at the relationship between a quantifiable audience (which can be measured in numbers, visits and clicks) …  Read More

Citizen Journalism, User-Generated Content and Crowdsourcing

The second panel of Saturday’s ISOJ covered “Citizen Journalism, User-Generated Content and Crowdsourcing: Who is Contributing to the Conversation and Why?” Academics from all over the United States and the world contributed information they had gathered on user interaction and how it affects journalism. User-generated content, or UGC, has been an interesting issue for online journalism.Cindy …  Read More

Citizen Journalism Applies to All Ages

Executive Editor of Bluffton Today, Kyle Poplin, spoke on a panel discussing citizen’s participation in the news during the 8th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Mojo-mobile journalists are becoming the norm for online multimedia websites because information is immediate. Bluffton Today allows bloggers of all ages to report on issues and interests in the town, …  Read More

Journalism’s New Age is All About You

As new technology changes the face of journalism and creates new opportunities for reader input, industry innovators and leaders like Jan Schaffer, founder of the J-lab at the University of Maryland, are fascinated by the possibilities. Schaffer spoke during the 8th International Symposium on Online Journalism Friday afternoon dealing with the incorporation of citizens into the …  Read More