Category: Mobile Journalism

Augmented reality will help people worldwide turn into journalists, co-founder tells ISOJ crowd

View video of session here. The future of the news is on our faces, with augmented reality (AR) poised to be how we all engage with journalism within the decade. This is according to Yusuf Omar, co-founder of, a video publishing app with around 7 million subscribers. “I believe [augmented reality filters] have incredibly …  Read More

Augmented reality, wearable tech, and citizen journalism: ISOJ 2023 keynote to discuss the future of storytelling

Yusuf Omar has been a pioneer in mobile journalism, in the use of the latest technology to empower journalists and citizens to create stories and share them online. He co-founded SEEN, an international media company that champions storytelling and community-building through mobile journalism and the use of smartphones or wearable cameras. Thousands of short-form videos …  Read More

Learn how to use YouTube Shorts to enhance your mobile journalism strategy; Sign up for ISOJ 2023 workshop

Haga clic aquí para leer este artículo en español. Looking for a way to reach more viewers using the powerful smartphone in your hand? Attendees of the 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) are invited to register for a workshop on using YouTube Shorts for journalism. “Shorts for Journalists: How to optimize your news …  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

No holding back of Re/code’s irrepressible Kara Swisher and her views on Silicon Valley and digital trends at ISOJ

Re/code co-founder and executive editor Kara Swisher offered her cutting analysis of Silicon Valley and the digital future in a wide-ranging and often hilariously profane address before the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Swisher has covered technology for decades and has been called Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” …  Read More

Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” journalist, Kara Swisher, will talk about tech and journalism

Two years ago, New York Magazine called Kara Swisher “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.” On April 16, the intrepid reporter, successful editor, renowned tech columnist and author will share her extensive knowledge on the convergence of the media and tech industries, as a keynote speaker at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). According to …  Read More

Screens, not physical media, dominate culture, Robert Picard tells ISOJ audience

Screens have replaced physical media as the “primary technologies for media content and communication,” said Robert Picard, with the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, during his keynote address at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 18. Picard, whose presentation focused on contemporary media trends and rethinking company strategies, said …  Read More

Mobile media must pay heed to speed, context and users’ experiences, professionals suggest at ISOJ

Speed, content and personalization, these are the things media companies need to prioritize if they want to succeed in today’s mobile revolution — a hot topic during the afternoon of the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). “Conversations about mobile will be everywhere at ISOJ,” said Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of …  Read More

ISOJ panel to explore new tools for journalists: bots, drones, sensors and wearables

Drones are not just heavily discussed amongst government skeptics and human rights advocates anymore – their possible uses for storytelling are now being explored by journalists and will be a topic for discussion this April during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to take place on April 4-5 at the University of Texas …  Read More