Category: Innovation

Collaboration in investigative reporting presents its challenges, but the reward is truthful and well-reported stories for the global community

While collaboration is now popular among investigative journalists, they have traditionally been the ultimate newsroom lone wolfs. Journalists in the past have been known to hoard and conceal information to prevent the next reporter from stealing the story. But, due to this, “journalists were missing some of the biggest stories of our time, stories that …  Read More

Journalists from the Global South share how innovation helped their newsrooms to reach new readers, find new stories and combat disinformation

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Nalon, executive director of Brazilian news organization Aos Fatos, said they saw a flood of disinformation among Brazilians on social media networks. The digital fact-checking startup quickly set out to combat that with a new tool, Radar Aos Fatos. The tool uses algorithms to root out key …  Read More

New York Times chairman and publisher A.G. Sulzberger opens ISOJ with discussion on trust, diversity and the business of journalism

A.G. Sulzberger, chairman and publisher of The New York Times, opened the 22nd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) by reminding the journalists, media executives and academics watching from around the world of the permanence of change in the news industry. “Change is emerging as a constant that news organizations are going to have to …  Read More

Texas Tribune, ISOJ and Hacks/Hackers join forces on hackathon to promote engagement ahead of 2020 election

Due to the cancellation of in-person events for ISOJ 2020, this hackathon has been canceled. Developers, designers, researchers, journalists and political junkies are invited to convene to build tools to inform and educate voters ahead of the 2020 election. The Texas Tribune, in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Hacks/Hackers, …  Read More

Sitios de noticias latinoamericanos comparten en Coloquio sus innovaciones para superar la censura y la falta de financiamiento

Con una “ronda relámpago” enfocada en proyectos de innovación culminó el 12º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital del pasado 14 de abril, un evento realizado al día siguiente de finalizado el Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ, por sus siglas en inglés). A través de cortas presentaciones de cinco minutos, representantes de medios de Argentina, …  Read More

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A “lightning round” focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Through short five-minute presentations, media representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay and Venezuela told the audience how their sites try to …  Read More

‘Lightning round’ at ISOJ focuses on funding for Latin American media, online harassment, spatial journalism and more

A “lightning round” of presentations at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) covered an array of developments from a new initiative to support Latin American journalists to the potential of location-based reporting. Janine Warner and Luis Botello kicked off the short presentations April 13 with the unveiling of Velocidad, a new $1.5 …  Read More

ISOJ speakers consider the past, present and future of technology and its impact on journalism

The main goal of the panel, “What’s next: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism,” was to discuss the current technological tools used in journalism and their impact on the practice, taking into consideration some specific cases. Mia Tramz, managing editor of Life VR, Meredith (formerly Time …  Read More