news year: 2013

ISOJ: News industry must drop legacy model, embrace disruption to survive, says Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert

There is a way for news organizations that have grown and thrived under legacy models to survive – they have to drop it. That, in a nutshell, is the message that Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert gave during his keynote panel at the first session of the International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday April 19.  Gilbert, a former …  Read More

Kim Rees on data visualization: There’s a story in every piece of data

Multimedia narratives and data visualization were the hot topics on Saturday afternoon at IOSJ.  In an interview beforehand, Kim Rees, co-Founder of Periscopic, talked about telling the story behind the numbers. Rees and her colleagues at Periscopic, who describe themselves as a “socially-conscious data visualization firm,” have been visualizing data in new and interactive way …  Read More

Andy Carvin on ‘pushing the button anyways’

NPR’s social media strategist, Andy Carvin, solemnly took the ISOJ podium on Friday, reminiscing his fondest memories of cheering on one runner after another every April. Just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Carvin spoke from the heart as he pointed out that both the tragedies of Newtown and Boston have something in common “aside …  Read More

Survival of the fittest on the second day of ISOJ

Just past 8:30 a.m. or so, tireless journalists gathered in the Capitol Room at the Blanton Museum to participate in the research breakfast, a new feature that was added to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for the first time this year. The breakfast gives four researchers the chance to introduce their current projects …  Read More

Chris Courtney: “Assume you’re doing it wrong. Talk to your costumers. Don’t build anything before you know who they are.”

ISOJ 2013: Chris Courtney, of the Texas Tribune, speaks during the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism, from Knight Center on Vimeo. Chris Courtney’s presentation at ISOJ was Rock’n’Roll, not just because of its pop culture references. Courtney, a developer for the Chicago Tribune’s News Application team who helped to launch hundreds of media products, …  Read More

Clark Gilbert talks about “Innovation, Journalism and Future of journalism” at 14th Annual ISOJ Conference

Guests at the 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism received a special treat to kick off the conference. Clark Gilbert, President and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, delivered a keynote speech to a packed house at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art’s auditorium titled, “Innovation, Journalism and the Future of Newspaper” on …  Read More

NPR’s Andy Carvin warns journalists to revamp culture of social media

The warnings from NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin were heard loud and clear at the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism. By recognizing his mistakes, Carvin was allowed to share his experiences and concerns with an auditorium filled with students, educators and journalists alike. “We are no longer the media we are used to being, and …  Read More

A profitable model: How The Dallas Morning News plans to change the game

  “Hope is not a strategy,” said Jim Moroney, CEO of The Dallas Morning News, on Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. According to Moroney, the old ways of creating quality journalism no longer provide a profitable business model, and that simply hoping that ad and print revenue will “level out” is an …  Read More

ISOJ attendees can celebrate with double the fun

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) kicks off this year with The Texas Tribune/PBS MediaShift Mixer on Thursday, April 18. The party will be held at the Hole in the Wall on 2538 Guadalupe St. in Austin. “We’re impressed to have about 120 RSVPs already for the mixer,” said Mark Glaser of PBS MediaShift. …  Read More