Category: International

International research highlights differences among journalists’ methods, the precarious status of the profession and the evolution of a renown publication

Watch video of the cultural change research panel discussion at ISOJ 2018. Journalism was examined through a critical lens during the ISOJ 2018 research panel “Cultural change: Telling stories, shaping identity and normalizing precarity” on April 14. Academics — American and European — delved into the evolving nature of journalism from individual journalists to major …  Read More

Newsletters create meaningful connections to news enthusiasts via email

Watch video of the newsletter panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. With the seeming omnipresence of news and other media, newsletters are a tool to engage with audiences in a brief and an intimate way, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 14, 2018. The panel — “NEWSLETTERS: How email, …  Read More

Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Watch video of the satire panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. The panelists said humor makes it possible to address people …  Read More

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

Digital journalism startups shared their experiences at the Ibero-American Colloquium

View video from the startups session at SembraMedia’s site: http://sembramedia.org/curso/coloquio/ New digital native media outlets are proliferating throughout Latin America. They have been created by journalists who have become entrepreneurs, driven by necessity—oppression from governments, crisis in traditional media, different types of censorship—or because they felt a drive to innovate online. Some of these entrepreneurial …  Read More

Traditional media and digital native sites come together for the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

For the ninth consecutive year, journalists from Latin America, Spain and the United States gathered after the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to discuss trends, challenges and success stories in digital journalism in the region as part of the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism. The Colloquium, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism …  Read More

Medios tradicionales y nativos digitales se dieron cita durante el Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital

Por noveno año consecutivo, periodistas de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos se dieron cita tras la culminación de Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ por sus siglas en inglés) para discutir sobre las tendencias, retos y casos de éxito en el periodismo digital de la región en el marco del 9º Coloquio Iberoamericano de …  Read More

Journalists from traditional media discuss the transition to digital at Knight Center’s Ibero-American Colloquium

Nearly one hundred journalists from 13 Latin American countries, the United States and Spain gathered on Sunday, April 17 at the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, thanks to support from Google. The subject of one of the …  Read More

Former director of Guatemalan news site Plaza Pública gets ready to launch new publication (video)

After his rupture with the Guatemalan university that has housed for three years the innovative digital publication Plaza Pública, its founder, journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, is getting ready to launch a new site this summer. Rodríguez Pellecer founded Plaza Pública in 2011 in collaboration with the Rafael Landívar University (URL). In a relative short time the independent news site …  Read More

Ex director de sitio guatemalteco Plaza Pública se prepara para lanzar nuevo medio (video)

Tras su ruptura con la universidad guatemalteca que sirvió de sede para el innovador medio digital Plaza Pública, su fundador, el periodista Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, se prepara para lanzar una nueva publicación online este verano. Rodríguez Pellecer fundó Plaza Pública en 2011 en colaboración con la Universidad Rafael Landívar (URL). En poco tiempo el joven …  Read More