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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

News consumers are reporting highest level of trust in media in a decade. Here’s how newsrooms should build on that

News organizations can take steps, like hiring a more diverse staff and being more transparent, to build trust between the newsroom and their audience, according to Trust Project CEO Sally Lehrman during a brunch workshop at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ). Over the last 20 years, trust in traditional news outlets has declined. …  Read More

ISOJ launches its first ever online-only conference with more speakers, events than ever before

The International Symposium of Online Journalism officially kickstarted its 21st-year conference on July 20. During the opening session, the conference’s founder Professor Rosental Alves said the 2020 symposium is different from previous years not only because it’s ISOJ’s first online-only conference but also because of the problems and the developments that we’re seeing globally. Alves …  Read More

ISOJ Online will offer five workshops; check out the topics & register for free to attend the conference and workshops

The International Symposium on Online Journalism will hold a series of brunch workshops from July 20 – 24 to give journalists, media executives and scholars advice and practical skills that they can use to advance their digital news coverage.  The workshops, which are part of ISOJ’s first-ever fully online conference, will be livestreamed on Zoom. …  Read More

ISOJ to offer simultaneous interpretation to Spanish during its first online-only conference

The 21st International Symposium of Online Journalism will offer simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish for all panels and keynote sessions, following a seven-year tradition. For the first time ever, this year ISOJ will be online-only, offered on Zoom and YouTube, from July 20 to 24, 2020. Registration is open for free. The ISOJ tradition …  Read More

ISOJ to be held online-only for first time in its 21-year history; Free registration open

After the heartbreaking need to cancel the April in-person event in Austin due to the pandemic, the International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online-only for the first time in its 21-year history. Journalists, media executives and scholars from around the U.S. and the world will discuss advancements and research surrounding digital journalism. The conference …  Read More

WAN-IFRA announces winners of the 2020 North American Digital Media Awards

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced the winners of the 2020 North American Digital Media Awards. “We’re delighted to have received such top-level projects from so many different types of media organizations. It’s one of the strengths of this competition,” said Rodrigo Bonilla, regional director for the Americas at WAN-IFRA. “From small …  Read More

ISOJ 2020 panelists to explain how news organizations can embrace product management practices

UPDATED: This story was modified to reflect the changes from the in-person conference in Austin to ISOJ Online When Professor Cindy Royal interviewed innovators and early adopters of digital product management in journalism in 2016, her selection pool was noticeably smaller than it is today. “The practice of product management in media organizations has grown …  Read More