news year: 2015

#ISOJ tweets provide backdrop for researchers’ discussion of Twitter’s use by journalists, activists and the public

Dozens of conference goers live-tweeted the presentations at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) over the weekend, and a stream of tweets including the #ISOJ hashtag served as the backdrop for most of the conference’s question-and-answer segments. So, it was only fitting that the final panel of the two-day event on Saturday, April 18, …  Read More

Digital journalism offers challenges and opportunities for women leaders and entrepreneurs

In a traditionally male-dominated world, women are breaking barriers in entrepreneurship. This was the focus of a panel at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) where six women, leaders from around the world in online journalism, discussed how they are revolutionizing the news media as well as the challenges they face along the …  Read More

International online journalists continue to inform citizens despite threats of censorship and violence, ISOJ gathering told

Brave, hard-headed, persistent, and possessed with a good sense of humor. These are the characteristics shared by eight international journalists who talked about the challenges they face trying to inform the public, said Maria Teresa Ronderos, director of the Independent Journalism program at Open Society Foundations. Ronderos chaired the panel “A global roundup: How journalists …  Read More

Screens, not physical media, dominate culture, Robert Picard tells ISOJ audience

Screens have replaced physical media as the “primary technologies for media content and communication,” said Robert Picard, with the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, during his keynote address at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 18. Picard, whose presentation focused on contemporary media trends and rethinking company strategies, said …  Read More

Changes in journalism structures, systems and processes addressed by researchers at ISOJ

Knowing how to deal with transformations and experimenting with new possibilities is crucial for the survival of journalism. This is one of the main lessons offered by the research panel, “The changing tide in journalism structures, systems and processes,” at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday. Research from the United States and …  Read More

Virtual reality journalism helps audiences experience the news, ISOJ attendees hear

Through detailed descriptions, imagery and narrative ledes, reporters use words daily to draw readers into a story. News consumers can be more immersed thanks to interactive and digital journalism, but virtual reality takes that notion a step further by seemingly physically putting people on the scene where news happens, a group heard at the International …  Read More

ISOJ academics debate journalism within the age of digital disruption

Journalism researchers struggled to find the relationship between technology, the public, and news writers at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday. Specifically, researchers tackled the question of defining what journalists know in a profession of constant change. Christopher Anderson, an assistant professor at CUNY, College of Staten Island, was optimistic about growing …  Read More

Univision and Fusion aim to build trust among Hispanics, says CEO Isaac Lee at ISOJ

What makes Univision successful within the Hispanic community? “Trust.” That was the answer that Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for Univision Communications Inc. and CEO of Fusion, gave during his keynote presentation “Engaging new audiences: Hispanics and millenials” on the second day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). To make his …  Read More

Researchers at ISOJ analyze international attempts at news engagement

The multiple ways through which audiences can engage with news content was the topic debated during the research panel that closed the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday. Titled “Influence, consumption and participation: Paths to news engagement,” the panel presented research conducted by scholars from Australia, England, and the …  Read More