ISOJ 2021 opening virtual party will be sponsored by JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships will sponsor the innovative, virtual opening party for the 22nd International Symposium on Online Journalism, a premier online journalism global conference organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. For the second time, ISOJ will be held completely virtually from April 26-30, 2021. Registration for ISOJ Online …  Read More

Knight Center announces workshops for ISOJ 2021

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin has just announced the workshops 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 …  Read More

Race and equity in the news: Reporting in service of communities and with the URL (uplift, respect and love) lens

“Now is the time to radically reinvent the media industry by supporting Black and Brown owned/led organizations that serve communities that have been overlooked and undervalued for far too long”, says Sara Lomax-Reese, Co-Founder of URL Media. In collaboration with Mitra Kalita, Lomax-Reese created the decentralized, multi-platform network of high-performing Black and Brown media organizations …  Read More

Facing the ‘infodemic:’ Journalists and experts to discuss at ISOJ how the news media covering COVID-19 can fight mis/disinformation

Misinformation surrounding COVID-19, apart from the virus itself, has caused an additional threat to individuals globally. The spread of false information has caused such a disturbance in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the issue an ‘infodemic’ to describe the impact.  A group of five outstanding researchers and …  Read More

Leading networks crack the code for the new local news through networking and collaboration

In recent years journalists have been successfully turning to networks to create sustainable bonds and to help them provide the level of coverage their communities deserve. During this year’s ISOJ, we’ll talk with some of these journalists and the leading member organizations they work with, including The American Journalism Project, the Institute of Nonprofit News, …  Read More

It’s not the old op-ed page anymore! Editors will discuss the growth of opinion in online journalism at ISOJ 2021 panel

Increasingly, the traditional opinion sections of newspapers have evolved to adapt to the digital media ecosystem, while new forms of opinion journalism emerge. It’s not the old op-ed page anymore: there are platforms, collaborations, networks, and media outlets allowing opinion journalists to express their work in less traditional ways. From newspaper editors to independent journalists, …  Read More

Turning the news into conversation: ISOJ 2021 panel focuses on community management and audience engagement

News consumption doesn’t have to be a passive experience. Readers should be able to participate in the news process, making media and journalism more interactive and accessible to all.  Five community management and audience engagement directors, strategists, and innovative journalists will take part in an ISOJ panel on this topic, with a focus on how …  Read More