Journalists from seven countries to present on state of global news media at ISOJ 2023

Global independent journalism has faced significant challenges in recent years, ranging from ongoing threats against reporters to major economic and technological shifts affecting news outlets.

At the 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists from seven countries will present on the state of global news media. The session will take place on Friday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time. There’s still time to register for ISOJ and attend either virtually or in person. However, registration will close soon, so sign up today.

Global Roundup Panel ISOJ 2023

Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, will chair the round up. Lipinski previously worked as editor-in-chief and senior vice president of The Chicago Tribune. As a reporter, she won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on corruption in the Chicago City Council.

Lipinski will be joined by:

  • Fahim Abed, an independent journalist who reported for The New York Times in Kabul, Afghanistan, until the Taliban took over the country in 2021. He has also worked at the Tribune-Review, the BBC World Service and local Afghanistan outlets.
  • Adefemi Akinsanya, an international correspondent and anchor for Arise News in Lagos, Nigeria. Akinsanya is currently working on building a news management platform to help journalists tell the stories of marginalized communities.
  • Sheikh Sabiha Alam, a senior reporter for the Prothom Alo newspaper in Bangladesh. She has won UNICEF’s Meena Media Award four times for her coverage. Prior to Prothom Alo, she worked for the BBC, bdnews24 and The Daily Star.
  • Pinar Ersoy, an editor for the BBC based in Istanbul. She runs the Turkey branch of BBC Monitoring, which tracks, analyzes and summarizes global media.
  • Bopha Phorn, an independent journalist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asia and The Associated Press. She was previously a senior reporter and editor for The Cambodia Daily.
  • Taras Prokopyshyn, publisher and CEO of The Ukrainians Media, an independent media company focused on high-quality and long-form journalism. He has developed the organization into a media ecosystem with four outlets, a print magazine, a storytelling and podcast studio, and educational projects.
  • José Zamora, chief communications and impact officer for Exile Content in Guatemala. He previously served as senior vice president of Univision News and managed the Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge, a program to spur global media innovation.

Join the conversation by registering for ISOJ 2023 today. You can participate either virtually or in person in Austin, Texas.

ISOJ, which began in 1999, brings together journalists, media executives, scholars and students to discuss the impact of technology on journalism today and in the future. It is an innovative conference that bridges the gap between the news industry and academia. 

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