Category: Transition to Digital

Attracting the Scanning Eyes of Younger Readers

Rosellen Downey, Erika Johnson, and Bailey Brewer, University of Missouri: Through the lens: Visual framing of the Japan tsunami in U.S., British, and Chinese online media After the tsunami in Japan, China had the most abundant news coverage out of United States, British and Chinese online media. On the day of the natural disaster, Rosellen Downey …  Read More

Richard Gingras and Creating the Future of News

The way that we interact with media has gone through several revolutions. Today, the conventional barriers between news production and consumption are undoubtedly gone. But according to Richard Gingras, head of news products for Google and the first keynote speaker at ISOJ 2012, this is one of the best things that has happened to the …  Read More

Journalists and the Mobile Revolution

Pedro Doria, digital platforms editor at O Globo newspaper, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “Pictures are cheap but look expensive,” Steve Jobs said of the iPad. Doria said O Globo uses this approach in its tablet application with many stories, including a visual piece in which photographers took photos of the landscapes from historical paintings. Before …  Read More

International News Innovation

Survival is Success: Journalistic Online Start-Ups in France, Germany, and Italy Rasmus Kleis Nielson from the University of Oxford Structural decline of legacy media means some of the startup organizations are fueled by severance packages and buyouts. Journalists want to practice their profession in a new environment. The report is available on the Reuters Institute website …  Read More

Q&A with Blake Eskin, Former Web Editor for The New Yorker

Blake Eskin spent the mid-90s as a fact checker for The New Yorker, so he knew the organization well when he became the magazine’s first web editor in 2006. In his six years in that role, he helped make a platform for interactive coverage and blogging and brought the magazine to the digital world …  Read More

Reflections: Beyond News Routines, Beyond News Consumption

Beyond News Routines, Beyond News Consumption, an ISOJ panel chaired by UT-Austin’s Tom Johnson, worked as a smooth transition from Friday’s panels on cutting-edge innovations of news industry. The research panel included Ahmed El Gody of Orebro University, Sweden, Angela Lee from University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Groves of Drury University and Carrie Brown of University …  Read More

REPORTR.NET: Christian Science Monitor grapples with tensions as web-only

The research presented at ISOJ by Jonathan Groves, Drury University and Carrie Brown, University of Memphis, looked at the Christian Science Monitor’s transition from print to web. For the paper, the researchers spent three weeks in the newsroom, watching how journalists worked and talking to them about journalism. The Monitor started in 1908 as a …  Read More

Latin American newspapers sticking to traditional formats

  Based on an extensive analysis of 19 newspaper websites in Latin America (some 2,300 articles), UT Austin doctoral students Summer Harlow and Ingrid Bachmann honed in on the multimedia features of each site, the interactivity options and engagements, and the promotion of participatory journalism. They found that less than a fifth of the stories …  Read More

REPORTR.NET: iPad lessons from ‘The Daily’

John Kilpatrick, vice president of design for The Daily, provided an inside look into the new iPad app at the ISOJ. The Daily is a custom application with a custom content management system that was built from the ground up for product. The idea is to be able to create custom experiences everyday, exploring what …  Read More

REPORTR.NET: How newspapers in Norway are transitioning to digital

Elvind Thomsen from Norway outlined how the Schibsted Media Group had shifted its financial base from print to digital at the ISOJ. Newspapers are popular in Norway, with the average user reading 1.3 newspapers a day. But this is declining, from 1.6 newspapers in 2009. Thomsen said part of the reason for this was virtually …  Read More