Category: Digital Divide

Reflections: Beyond News Routines, Beyond News Consumption

Beyond News Routines, Beyond News Consumption, an ISOJ panel chaired by UT-Austin’s Tom Johnson, worked as a smooth transition from Friday’s panels on cutting-edge innovations of news industry. The research panel included Ahmed El Gody of Orebro University, Sweden, Angela Lee from University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Groves of Drury University and Carrie Brown of University …  Read More

New Media Faces Intricate Challenges In Route to Fulfilling Global Coverage

The International Symposium on Online Journalism‘s keynote speaker, Guy Berger, Professor and Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa discussed why the Internet is not a sufficient global medium; not just yet anyway. “The web serves mostly as a supplement to other news sources rather than being the …  Read More

A New Digital Divide: Web 2.0 Leaves Society Behind

As the Web brings more community journalism and interactivity onto the Web, society leaves entire groups of citizens on the outside. Web 2.0 can only be utilized by those citizens who have the tools and know-how. “The evacuees in Austin were forced to learn on the fly how to use these sorts of tools,” said …  Read More

The Global Digital Divide

Trends in online news structure varies internationally, said an international panel at the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism. The quality of online journalism in their respective countries is improving, though at times a work in progress complicated by the digital divide. Guillermo Franco, editor of Colombia’s, reported that in 2004 most online newsrooms …  Read More

Increased Internet Access Leads to Quick Global Change

Five years ago people devastated by a tsunami would not have received as much aid as quickly as they did in December, 2004. Without the invention of blogging and other modern forms of information dissemination, many victims might still be helpless. So says Gary Chapman, director of the 21st Century Project at the Lyndon B. …  Read More

Digital Media is Becoming Indispensable

While online news media may not yet be completely indispensable to all, their impact thus far is hard to ignore, said speakers on a panel debating the indispensability of online media during the 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday. “It may not be indispensable at the end of the day, but it darn …  Read More

Internet access still unequal between regions of europe

Experts on a panel on online journalism around the globe said that although people all over Europe use the Internet, there are many differences between users and others within each country on the continent. The two experts were Ari Heinonen, a journalism professor at University of Tampere in Finland, and Manuel Gago, director of …  Read More