news year: 2012

Data Journalism: Links to ISOJ’s Best

2Want to learn more about the speakers on the panel “The new narrative: How data is changing the way we tell stories online?” Here are links to their social media, websites and projects.Brian Boyer – Applications editor at Chicago Tribune Twitter: @brianboyer His latest project: Panda Project, a data organizing application for newsrooms funded by …  Read More

Attracting the Scanning Eyes of Younger Readers

Rosellen Downey, Erika Johnson, and Bailey Brewer, University of Missouri: Through the lens: Visual framing of the Japan tsunami in U.S., British, and Chinese online media After the tsunami in Japan, China had the most abundant news coverage out of United States, British and Chinese online media. On the day of the natural disaster, Rosellen Downey …  Read More

Richard Gingras and Creating the Future of News

The way that we interact with media has gone through several revolutions. Today, the conventional barriers between news production and consumption are undoubtedly gone. But according to Richard Gingras, head of news products for Google and the first keynote speaker at ISOJ 2012, this is one of the best things that has happened to the …  Read More

Creating for the ‘Mass Intelligence’

Relevance and differentiation is key in the sustaining journalism, but surprise — there’s a catch, said Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Morning News recently implemented a paywall and Moroney said though the business side is changing, the goal of journalism remains the same: to write for an informed …  Read More

Journalists and the Mobile Revolution

Pedro Doria, digital platforms editor at O Globo newspaper, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “Pictures are cheap but look expensive,” Steve Jobs said of the iPad. Doria said O Globo uses this approach in its tablet application with many stories, including a visual piece in which photographers took photos of the landscapes from historical paintings. Before …  Read More

International News Innovation

Survival is Success: Journalistic Online Start-Ups in France, Germany, and Italy Rasmus Kleis Nielson from the University of Oxford Structural decline of legacy media means some of the startup organizations are fueled by severance packages and buyouts. Journalists want to practice their profession in a new environment. The report is available on the Reuters Institute website …  Read More

Innovating with a Press Cafe

Mark Briggs, author of Entrepreneurial Journalism and director of Digital Media at KING 5, Seatle “It’s about making the money so you can support the journalism,” Mark Briggs said. Briggs said the historical wall between marketing and journalists is no longer present. He said it might not have been a vacuum, but it’s the selling …  Read More

The Journalist’s Toolbox

#Memstorn: Twitter as a Community-Driven Breaking News Reporting ToolCarrie Brown-Smith, University of Memphis Twitter and the hashtag #memstorm allowed users in Memphis, Tenn., to share real-time weather news following a series of powerful storms in April 2011. Brown aggregated and categorized these tweets into different categories. Users posted accounts and direct observations of the storms, …  Read More

Q&A with Blake Eskin, Former Web Editor for The New Yorker

Blake Eskin spent the mid-90s as a fact checker for The New Yorker, so he knew the organization well when he became the magazine’s first web editor in 2006. In his six years in that role, he helped make a platform for interactive coverage and blogging and brought the magazine to the digital world …  Read More

Program announced for 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism

The program for the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has been announced, and the stellar line-up includes journalists from publications like The New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, Spain’s El País, and Argentina’s La Nación, and panels on such topics as smart phones, social media, entrepreneurship, and database reporting. …  Read More