news year: 2014

ISOJ Keynote: Washington Post’s Martin Baron optimistic about the future of journalism

During his keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Martin Baron, executive editor at the Washington Post, talked about why he is optimistic about the future of journalism. However, Baron clarified that his optimism doesn’t necessarily extend to the durability of current media platforms. “There is no acceptable alternative to optimism. We cannot …  Read More

ISOJ Panel: Media startups mark change and innovation for future of journalism

  The young news ventures represented at the panel “Journalism star startups: building innovative media outlets for the digital age,” on the second day of the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), were certainly embracing digital media as the future of journalism. With services ranging from covering violent crimes through arrests and hearings to creating a trustworthy …  Read More

Daniel Eilemberg discusses the inception of Fusion

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of Animal Politico — Mexico’s first news platform to launch exclusively on Twitter — attended the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which was hosted at the University of Texas at Austin from April 4th to April 5th. Eilemberg came to discuss the inception of a new multi-media platform company called Fusion, a combination of the …  Read More

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Matthew Powers, Adriana Barsotti, Logan Molyneux, Edward Kian, Lisa Lynch, and Jane Singer speak at the 2014 ISOJ on the University of Texas-Austin campus, Apr. 5, 2014. (Mengwen Cao/Knight Center)Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to …  Read More

“Journalism” always comes before “online,” say journalists from conflict zones at ISOJ

  In online journalism, “online” is never more important than “journalism.” That was the main message of Carlos Dada, founder and director of Salvadorian news site El Faro, who was one of the participants at a breakfast panel during the second day on the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism. “I don’t understand what is online journalism,” Dada said. “Journalism …  Read More

Site seeks to bind together warring factions in South Sudan

While crafting a site that works as a digital encyclopedia on the ethnic groups in his native Sudan, veteran journalist Jacob Akol realized this information could be combined with news and a social element to bind together the warring factions in the south. Akol named his website Gurtong and, starting in 2002, began organizing social …  Read More

Spotlight on The News Lens at ISOJ

Many individuals in Asia do not trust the media. Recognizing that issue, Joey Chung, the CEO and co-founder of The News Lens — one of the fastest growing media outlets in Asia — aims to report on important news across all industries and sectors. At the 15th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism, Michael Maness, the vice president for …  Read More

PolicyMic’s Jake Horowitz says millenials care about news

  At the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, PolicyMic Editor-in-Chief Jake Horowitz said that contrary to common belief, young people are interested in news. According to Horowitz, the real issue is the media not connecting with millenials. “Mainstream media can do a lot more to empower my generation,” Horowitz said. According to Horowitz, millenials want a different …  Read More

Aunohita Mojumdar at ISOJ: online journalism still has value in print news landscape of South Asia

Just as Western journalists speculate about the decay of print news, South Asian news publications like Himal Southasian are exploring the role of online journalism across a growing print news landscape – a role that, according to Himal Southasian Associate Editor Aunohita Mojumdar, comes with the responsibility of creating a space for providing the critical …  Read More