February 11, 2022
Knight Center opens registration for ISOJ 2022; conference will be held in person in Austin and online
Registration for the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now open, and attendees have two ways to participate.
ISOJ will be hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, and online, on April 1 and 2, 2022.
Those who choose to attend in person at UT Austin’s Zlotnik Family Ballroom will pay US$250 for general admission or a discounted rate of US$75 for students. Virtual attendance is just US$25 and will give access to not only live streaming of the sessions, but other innovative ways to engage with speakers and attendees as well.
“We have kept ISOJ’s tradition of being a high-quality, low-cost international conference that reaches as many journalists, media executives, and journalism students and professors as possible,” said professor Rosental Alves, Knight Center director and founder of ISOJ.
“We expect to repeat the same success of 20 years of ISOJ on the UT Austin campus. And we will be online, repeating the success of the last two years of our virtual conference, reaching thousands of people around the world,” Alves said.
The full program will be announced soon, but a growing and impressive lineup of speakers for ISOJ 2022 can already be found on the conference website.
Recently announced keynote speakers include Gina Chua, executive editor at Reuters; Richard Gingras, global vice president of news at Google; Katrice Hardy, executive editor at the Dallas Morning News; and Jorge Ramos, news anchor at Univision Noticias.
“We are keeping an eye on public health conditions, but are confident in hosting a safe ISOJ in Austin, and will take all precautions to offer a safe environment at the Zlotnik Family Ballroom, a new and sophisticated 15,000-square-foot (1,400-square-meter) space in the University of Texas at Austin’s AT&T Hotel and Conference Center,” Alves said. “We want to give the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas in person, but of course, if the sanitary conditions change and we move back to an online-only conference format, we will refund the tickets paid for the in-person event.”
As is tradition, the conference, which is in English, will be simultaneously interpreted to Spanish.
Professor Alves, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication at UT Austin’s School of Journalism and Media at the Moody College of Communication, founded ISOJ in 1999. The conference brings together journalists, media executives and scholars to discuss the impact of the digital revolution on journalism.
Keep an eye on isoj.org for future ISOJ announcements. You can also access a unique archive with video recordings and transcripts of all symposia since 1999, as well as research articles and much more.