Category: ISOJ2020

Here’s why journalists should be on TikTok

TikTok is a social media hotbed for communities, culture, creativity, and disinformation, making it an invaluable tool for journalists, said Laura Garcia, the training and support manager at First Draft.  More and more people are downloading TikTok. Where people go, so should journalists, Garcia said. She showed attendees at the International Symposium on Online Journalism …  Read More

Journalists struggle with government science denialism as they report on COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to devastate many parts of the world, journalists are grappling with the best way to cover the disease as information changes and amid a culture of science denialism.  Four science reporters discussed the state of journalism during a pandemic at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on July 21. The health …  Read More

Machine learning can help newsrooms find stories, advance their goals

Machine learning can help journalists enhance their workflow and find stories that may have been missed otherwise, said Google News Lab teaching fellow Michael Grant during a brunch workshop at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ).  The workshop, “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Newsroom,” on July 21 was part of ISOJ’s first-ever …  Read More

No single silver bullet for local news: legacy and digital newsrooms experiment with different editorial and business strategies to make sure nothing gets unreported

For the first time in its 21-year-history, the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) was held online only in 2020. To watch this panel, click here. To watch other panels, click here. There’s no single model for local news organizations to survive, so they must spend some of their efforts experimenting editorially and financially to find …  Read More

Covering the U.S. 2020 presidential election: Journalists discuss the ‘absence of on-the-ground reporting’ and the ‘weirdest campaign ever’

Reporters from leading U.S. news organizations spoke during a panel of the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) about some of the challenges that the coronavirus crisis has imposed on journalists covering the 2020 presidential election, like the almost absence of on-the-ground reporting and the lack of opportunities to interview voters in person. The …  Read More

ISOJ ofrecerá interpretación simultánea a español durante su primera conferencia exclusivamente en línea

El 21º Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online ofrecerá interpretación simultánea del inglés al español para todos los paneles y sesiones magistrales, siguiendo una tradición de siete años. Por primera vez, este año ISOJ será exclusivamente en línea, ofrecido en Zoom y YouTube, del 20 al 24 de julio de 2020. La inscripción ya está abierta …  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