Category: Engagement

Daniel Eilemberg discusses the inception of Fusion

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of Animal Politico — Mexico’s first news platform to launch exclusively on Twitter — attended the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which was hosted at the University of Texas at Austin from April 4th to April 5th. Eilemberg came to discuss the inception of a new multi-media platform company called Fusion, a combination of the …  Read More

ISOJ panel to discuss readers’ data and how to tailor stories to them

Publications should publish “all the news that’s fit to print,” as The New York Times coined the slogan back in 1897. But now that the 21st century has ushered readers to read online news, publications are starting to focus on analyzing their readers and changing up their editorial strategies, which will be the subject of one of …  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

Data Visualization unearthing stories’ powerful personas

  The audience drew to a somber silence as dots dropped into place during Kim Rees’ presentation titled U.S. Gun Deaths. In one of the International Symposium on Online Journalism’s most innovative panels, data visualization proved to blur the lines between copy and art. Digging down into the data was a similar theme throughout each …  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

Andy Carvin on ‘pushing the button anyways’

NPR’s social media strategist, Andy Carvin, solemnly took the ISOJ podium on Friday, reminiscing his fondest memories of cheering on one runner after another every April. Just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Carvin spoke from the heart as he pointed out that both the tragedies of Newtown and Boston have something in common “aside …  Read More

Survival of the fittest on the second day of ISOJ

Just past 8:30 a.m. or so, tireless journalists gathered in the Capitol Room at the Blanton Museum to participate in the research breakfast, a new feature that was added to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for the first time this year. The breakfast gives four researchers the chance to introduce their current projects …  Read More

Chris Courtney: “Assume you’re doing it wrong. Talk to your costumers. Don’t build anything before you know who they are.”

ISOJ 2013: Chris Courtney, of the Texas Tribune, speaks during the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism, from Knight Center on Vimeo. Chris Courtney’s presentation at ISOJ was Rock’n’Roll, not just because of its pop culture references. Courtney, a developer for the Chicago Tribune’s News Application team who helped to launch hundreds of media products, …  Read More

NPR’s Andy Carvin warns journalists to revamp culture of social media

The warnings from NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin were heard loud and clear at the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism. By recognizing his mistakes, Carvin was allowed to share his experiences and concerns with an auditorium filled with students, educators and journalists alike. “We are no longer the media we are used to being, and …  Read More

Scholars focus their attention at ISOJ on ‘innovative approaches in the global news ecosystem’

  A diverse panel of academics will tackle the topic of “innovative approaches in the global news ecosystem,” to be chaired by Indiana University associate professor Mark Deuze, on April 20, the final day of the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. In his book Managing Media Work, …  Read More