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Journalists and scholars agree to go beyond fact-checking to dismantle the systems behind fake news

Journalists and academics debated the importance of researching the findings of fact-checking to discover what strategies and interests false information serves during the panel “Disinformation and Misinformation. What can be done beyond traditional fact checking?” on July 21 at the  International Online Journalism Symposium (ISOJ). Panel moderator Talia Stroud, director of the Center for Media …  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

Hotel options for ISOJ 2019

The special 20th anniversary of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will take place from April 12-13, 2019 at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas at Austin’s campus. Reserved hotel room blocks are now full at the AT&T Inn and Conference Center and the DoubleTree Suites Hotel. You can find …  Read More

Machine learning & journalism: how computational methods are about to change the news industry

Mountains of garbage floating on a river and an urban landscape at the other edge. That’s how the creator of Deepnews.ai Frédéric Filloux described the Internet nowadays. He said that 100 million links flood the network every day and the journalism industry has room to “detect quality signals from such noise,” thus increasing “the economic …  Read More

Popular Mexican news site Animal Político seeks to eliminate dependence on government advertising

Now that they’ve reached the largest social media audience in Mexico, the next step for the popular news site Animal Político is to diversify their sources of revenue and completely avoid the publicity purchased by the Mexican government, the most important advertiser for news outlets covering politics and general information in the country. “Financial independence …  Read More

Sitio de noticias Animal Político busca evitar por completo la pauta publicitaria del gobierno mexicano

Ahora que han conseguido la audiencia más grande en redes sociales de México, el siguiente objetivo para el popular sitio de noticias Animal Político es diversificar sus ingresos para evitar por completo la pauta publicitaria del gobierno mexicano, el cual es el anunciante más importante para los medios que cubren política e información general en …  Read More

At sixth Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, journalists debate how to make digital media profitable

Around 70 journalists from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal participated in the sixth Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, an addition to the International Symposium on Online Journalism with a regional focus. The Colloquium is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and was also sponsored by the Omidyar Network.  This year, journalists …  Read More