Category: Freedom of Expression

Latin American and Spanish news sites experiment to reach audience and finance quality journalism

(*)For other coverage of the 10th Ibero American Colloquium for Digital Journalism, please see below. In a global context in which the demand for traditional newspapers decreases and in which the use of information and communication technologies grows, journalists are forced to develop ingenious ways in which to deliver their products. Especially in the last …  Read More

Independent media panelists share struggles and solutions for reporting in polarized societies

Watch video of the global independent media panel from ISOJ 2017. During the ever-popular international panel, participants came from all over the globe to the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to share challenges and solutions to reporting in polarized societies. Krissah Thompson, staff writer for the Washington Post, introduced the speakers and moderated …  Read More

News startups and new business models innovate in search for sustainability

Watch video of the news startups panel discussion at ISOJ 2017. To close the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists and researchers put news startups and sustainability at center stage. Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University, moderated the panel, “News startups and new business models: Innovation in …  Read More

Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event

Leer en español   Update: Registration is full for this seminar. Click here to join the waiting list. The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both …  Read More

ISOJ Keynote: University of Hong Kong’s Ying Chan to talk about the new frontier for journalism in China

With its vast population and the second most important economy in the globe, China has become one of the most important stories worldwide. But it’s not an easy one to cover. News reports have discussed at length the current controls of the Communist Party over freedom of expression and flow of information in the country, …  Read More

Site emphasizes cultural dialogue on international level

Georgia Popplewell, managing director of GlobalVoicesOnline.org, pointed to her laptop inside of an orange messenger bag, calling it her office. Trinidad native Popplewell is the only full-time staff member for the Global Voices Online, an international project that sorts through blogs around the world, giving them context and linking to the original blog posts. The …  Read More

Researcher Defends Student First Amendment Rights

Thomas Terry kicked-off his presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Online Journalism with a statement that was anything but subtle: “I think that everyone needs to be spanked with a little media law every now and then to keep them honest.” His presentation “Tinkering with Cyberspace: On-Campus punishment for Off-Campus Expression,” expressed a need …  Read More