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ISOJ launches call for online journalism research for 2023 conference and journal

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) officially launched its call for original research in online journalism to be considered for the 2023 conference and the #ISOJ Journal. “We are always seeking cutting-edge research in online journalism to feature at the conference and in the journal,” said journal editor and ISOJ research chair Amy Schmitz Weiss, a …  Read More

ISOJ returned in 2022 as a hybrid conference, with nearly 300 people in Austin and almost 1,000 virtual attendees from 90 countries

After two years of being a virtual-only conference due to the pandemic, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) returned in person and online, and in full force, from April 1 to 2, 2022. The 23rd ISOJ was an innovative hybrid conference, with 1,227 registrants, 296 in person and 931 online. Once again, ISOJ was …  Read More

ISOJ wraps up second virtual-only conference with more than 7,300 registrants from 154 countries

More than 7,300 people from 154 countries and territories registered for the 22nd annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) as the global journalism conference went completely online for the second year in a row. This year’s ISOJ brought together journalists, academics and media executives from around the world for five days of discussion on …  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