Knight Center announces the program for ISOJ Online 2021. Sign up now for free!

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin has just announced the program for the 22nd International Symposium on Online Journalism, a premier online journalism global conference.

For the second time, ISOJ will be held completely virtually from April 26-30, 2021, sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Google News Initiative. Registration for ISOJ Online 2021 is now available for free at Similar to last year, the program will spread from Monday to Friday, and each day’s activities will start with a keynote speaker, followed by a workshop and two panels.

The impressive keynote speaker lineup was announced earlier this month. Our opening keynote speaker will be A.G. Sulzberger, chairman and publisher of The New York Times, in conversation with Alberto Ibargüen, president of the Knight Foundation.

Here you can see our full speaker lineup, which features an impressive group of international journalists, technologists, media executives, researchers and great minds in the industry.

Today the Knight Center announced the ISOJ program, which includes 10 panels that will cover a variety of topics important to online journalists around the world. 

Here is the list of panels:

Monday, April 26:

  • Collaborative journalism networks: the lone wolf investigative reporter joins regional & global packs 
  • Community management and audience engagement: Turning the news into a conversation

Tuesday, April 27:

  • Facing the ‘infodemic:’ How journalists covering COVID-19 can fight mis/disinformation
  • Capturing journalism’s evolution: From algorithms to misinformation (#ISOJ Journal research panel)

Wednesday, April 28:

  • Online violence against women journalists: How to combat this global scourge
  • Immersive journalism: How photogrammetry, VR and AR are adding new dimensions to storytelling

Thursday, April 29:

  • It’s not the old op-ed page anymore: The growth of opinion in online journalism 
  • Cracking the code for the new local news through networking and collaboration

Friday, April 30:

  • Race and equity in the news: Reporting in service of communities and with the URL (uplift, respect and love) lens 
  • Challenging the status quo: New pathways to understanding news audiences today  (#ISOJ Journal research panel)

ISOJ will also be hosting a one-hour workshop each day on a variety of topics, essential skills in digital journalism. Workshops will be announced soon, and updates for ISOJ Online 2021 are being shared on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

The 22nd International Symposium on Online Journalism will also feature two virtual parties where ISOJers can mingle and network on the first and last days of the conference, Monday April 26, and Friday April 30.

ISOJ 2021 is free, but the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at University of Texas at Austin accepts donations to ensure that it can continue offering free access to a diversity of free training programs for journalists. In addition to ISOJ, the Knight Center offers the Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism (a conference in Spanish the day after ISOJ) and many online courses, including MOOCs that are open for all journalists and anyone interested in journalism. It also publishes LatAm Journalism Review, a trilingual digital magazine. If you would like to support the Knight Center, please click here.