Category: Distribution

Yoani Sánchez explains how technology has made Cubans more free

A USB memory stick or flash drive represents freedom for many Cubans. Blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez stated this during the opening panel on the second day of the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). “That is much more than a technological device. This small object that fits in a pocket, this is freedom,” …  Read More

Distributed content creates challenges and forces newsrooms to adapt, editors tell ISOJ audience

Publishers increasingly are using Facebook, Google and other social media platforms to distribute content to readers. Whether journalism will survive in a media ecosystem where publishers do not control all of their distribution channels — the topic for the opening panel of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panel chair …  Read More

Hotel Information 2014

April 4 – 5, 2014 The 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism will be hosted at: The Blanton Museum of Art Edgar A. Smith Building 1 University Station D1303 Austin, Texas 78712-0338 For more details and driving instructions please click here. Parking is available close to the venue at the locations listed below: Brazos Garage …  Read More

Roger Black hosts panel in responsive design – Major theme of ISOJ, “Know Your User,” surrounds talk

The 14th International Symposium of Online Journalism, which kicked off Friday, featured Roger Black of Roger Black Studios, Inc. in New York, who chaired a panel focused on responsive design in digital platforms. Black was joined by Trei Bundett of Vox Media, Miranda Mulligan of the Northwestern University Knight Lab, Michael Donohoe of Quartz, and …  Read More

ISOJ: News industry must drop legacy model, embrace disruption to survive, says Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert

There is a way for news organizations that have grown and thrived under legacy models to survive – they have to drop it. That, in a nutshell, is the message that Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert gave during his keynote panel at the first session of the International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday April 19.  Gilbert, a former …  Read More

Clark Gilbert talks about “Innovation, Journalism and Future of journalism” at 14th Annual ISOJ Conference

Guests at the 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism received a special treat to kick off the conference. Clark Gilbert, President and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, delivered a keynote speech to a packed house at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art’s auditorium titled, “Innovation, Journalism and the Future of Newspaper” on …  Read More

Bob Metcalfe on Journalism Startups

Fitting into a theme that has permeated the symposium, Bob Metcalfe, who was responsible for developing the media rainforest’s irrigation system, the Ethernet, didn’t pretend to have a catchall scheme to monetize news. During Saturday’s opening keynote speech, Metcalfe suggested a model of micro payments in which readers make fractional payments for interesting content. “How …  Read More

Record Number of Research Papers for the ISOJ Reaffirms Conference’s International Reputation

The 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) generated a record 50 submissions of academic papers from a variety of universities and countries, confirming the growth of ISOJ’s reputation as a world-class conference. Twenty-two papers were accepted for presentation April 1–2, 2011, at the event hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. The ISOJ …  Read More

Panelists: Games are important

Games can be the key to the future of journalism, said the four panelists at a Saturday morning panel on news games at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Howard Finberg, the executive director of the Poynter Institute’s, said that games help audiences better retain the information presented. “A retention rate of 20 percent …  Read More