Category: ISOJ2020

Tom Rosenstiel: “If we think that our opinion has more moral integrity than genuine inquiry, then I fear we will be lost”

When it comes to journalism, there has been a long-time discussion and dilemma around the word “objectivity.” It has been a part of the professional journalism and academic discussions, but it seems there is still a lot confusion surrounding it and what to do with it. That was one of the reasons why Tom Rosenstiel, …  Read More

Panel shares new ideas on how to fund public interest media globally

Public interest media is adapting to economic difficulties and creating innovative projects and business models in order to survive and flourish, according to the panelists at the International Symposium of Online Journalism’s workshop titled, “Seeking New Ideas to Fund Public Interest Media in the U.S. and Globally.” In April 2020, BBC Media Action and Luminate …  Read More

Nikole Hannah-Jones: ‘There are a lot of wrongs in this world & I want my journalism to help right them.’

Just like any other industry, journalism must also come to a reckoning with its role in the institution of slavery, said said New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones,during her ISOJ keynote session, “Covering race from 1619-present.” “There are so many industries that were entangled in the institution of slavery, even though we have been …  Read More

‘Real solutions journalism explores in depth what is working and what is not,’ says panelist Tina Rosenberg at ISOJ 2020

The third day of the 21st International Symposium of Journalism Online (ISOJ) closed with the panel “From problems to solutions: How solutions journalism can shift and shape media coverage”. The “essence of solutions journalism” is to provide effective responses to existing problems in the community, said Brittany Schock, Engagement and Solutions editor at the news …  Read More

International scholars: Media needs to serve women better and stop ‘feeding into a sexist culture’ about female politicians

The media’s portrayal of women politicians is perpetuating gender stereotypes and is ‘feeding into an already sexist culture,’ said scholars from around the globe during a research breakfast seminar at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ). They highlighted that the way tradicional journalism covers politics also affects how women consume news and engage in …  Read More

ISOJ celebrates 10th anniversary of #ISOJ Journal, the academic research publication of the annual conference

The year 2020 not only marks the successful transition of the International Symposium on Online Journalism to online-only venues, but also the celebration of the 10th anniversary #ISOJ Journal, the official publication that is part of the conference’s research component. Co-edited by Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss, research chair for ISOJ, and Professor Rosental Alves, founder …  Read More

The 19th: Stay away from ‘commodity news’ and create a newsroom culture that is a ‘gold standard’ 

The journalists Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora, founders of The 19th, a nonprofit newsroom reporting about gender, politics and policy, want to steer clear of “commodity news” and build a newsroom culture that is the “gold standard for the industry” in terms of diversity and equity, they said during a keynote session July 22 at …  Read More