ISOJ accepting research papers for 2017 global conference on digital journalism

*Update: We are no longer accepting submissions for research papers for the 18th year of ISOJ and the #ISOJ Journal.*

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now accepting submissions of research papers for the 18th year of its global conference and #ISOJ Journal.

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Papers submitted must be based on original research about online journalism. All work will go through a blind review by a panel of scholars from leading universities around the world.

Previous research presented at the conference has focused on business models for digital journalism, impact of mobile technology on journalism, changing roles of journalists and readers, and more.

“ISOJ has always been unique. The power of bringing together journalism scholars and journalists for this two-day conference to talk about current and future issues in the industry has made this a one-of-a-kind conference,” said Amy Schmitz Weiss, ISOJ research chair and associate professor of journalism at San Diego State University.

Chosen papers are featured in both the multimedia online edition of the #ISOJ Journal and in a paper copy. Authors will also present their findings at the two-day ISOJ Conference in April 2017.

Along with research paper submissions, authors are encouraged to include multimedia such as videos, interactive infographics and audio files that compliment the research and will be included in the multimedia journal. The submission deadline is Jan. 6, 2017.

For more guidelines and submission instructions, visit the ISOJ website.

The 18th ISOJ will take place in Austin, Texas from April 21 – 22, 2017. For those two days, researchers, journalists and media executives from around the world gather to discuss trends and business models of online journalism.

Research papers were introduced as part of the ISOJ in 2004 and the inaugural edition of the #ISOJ Journal was released in 2011. Papers and journals from previous years are available in the ISOJ archives online.

“Since we launched the research component of the conference since 2004, we have created a great community of ISOJ scholars who have and continue to contribute important research on online journalism to the academy that has a big impact on the profession as well,” Weiss said.

The ISOJ launched in 1999 and has since been directed by Rosental C. Alves, founder of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and UNESCO Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. More than 400 people from 41 countries registered for the 2016 ISOJ, which was sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Google, Dallas Morning News, Moody College of Communication and Univision News.