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Baron on Bezos ownership of the Washington Post: ‘I don’t think that we would have been a success without his involvement’

The recent accomplishments of The Washington Post are unlikely to be repeated elsewhere in the United States or worldwide, according to former executive editor Marty Baron, one of the most prominent American journalists. That’s because the paper holds a unique position after being purchased in 2013 by multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO and founder, who …  Read More

With a national newsroom and several local bureaus, Capital B wants to get closer to Black communities and regain their trust in media

Lauren Williams and Akoto Ofori-Atta, co-founders of Capital B, opened the fourth day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) speaking about how their new project came to be, it’s main purpose and what they expect when they officially launch the site next Fall. Williams and Ofori-Atta talked to Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher …  Read More

New media outlet focused on Washington politics, Punchbowl news achieves more than US$ 1 million in subscriptions in only four months

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman talked about the success of their recently created enterprise, a membership-based news community called Punchbowl News, during the first panel discussion of the third day of the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ).  Punchbowl News has a daily podcast, a free morning newsletter and a premium membership program, that include …  Read More

At post-ISOJ Colloquium 2020, Iberian American journalists discuss innovation, inclusion and resilience amid government hostility

Since 2008, the Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism has been a conference in Spanish, held at the University of Texas at Austin annually, the day after the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). It usually gathers 100 to 125 journalists, media executives and scholars from Latin America, Spain and Portugal who travel to Austin …  Read More

Machine intelligence empowers journalism by giving journalists the opportunity to see what they missed, panelists say

For the first time in its 21-year-history, the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) was held online only in 2020. To watch this panel, click here. To watch other panels, click here. Computers will do as much as they are told to do, and it takes a team of journalists to do so, said the …  Read More

Changing the mindset of journalists towards a product-oriented newsroom can open new revenue streams for journalism, panel says

Many newsrooms struggle for survival in a very adverse business environment. Still, news organizations are tasked with the challenge of shaping their editorial content into products that make sense for their audiences. “In a perfect world, you would commit time, people and money, you would have a whole innovation group or an R&D [research and …  Read More

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