news year: 2016

Distributed content creates challenges and forces newsrooms to adapt, editors tell ISOJ audience

Publishers increasingly are using Facebook, Google and other social media platforms to distribute content to readers. Whether journalism will survive in a media ecosystem where publishers do not control all of their distribution channels — the topic for the opening panel of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panel chair …  Read More

Scholars to present research on topics such as virtual reality, media economics and viral news

Academic research covering a wide spectrum of online journalism — including using virtual worlds to tell stories, omnipresent journalism, the journalistic use of Twitter and journalists’ views on information security — will be presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Two panels, one each on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, will …  Read More

International journalists to discuss their creative solutions for working in adverse media environments

Being creative is one thing many reporters are capable of, especially international journalists who are determined to overcome financial and political barriers preventing them from doing their jobs: keeping citizens informed. A panel at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism(ISOJ) featuring six journalists from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas on Saturday, …  Read More

Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” journalist, Kara Swisher, will talk about tech and journalism

Two years ago, New York Magazine called Kara Swisher “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.” On April 16, the intrepid reporter, successful editor, renowned tech columnist and author will share her extensive knowledge on the convergence of the media and tech industries, as a keynote speaker at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). According to …  Read More

ISOJ tickets sold out, but live video will be available in English and Spanish; attendees coming from 40 countries

Registration for the 17th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has reached capacity and is now closed. However, live streaming of the event will be available at, including a special channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Additionally, social media users can keep up with conference activities via the hashtag #ISOJ on Twitter. Updates …  Read More

Leaders of five news organizations will discuss nonprofit journalism in the United States

Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers made news earlier this year by heading down the path to becoming nonprofit operations, a business model very familiar to leaders of five top nonprofit journalism news outlets who will gather Friday, April 15, at the 2016 International Symposium on Online Journalism. The special keynote panel will be chaired by Emily …  Read More

Kinsey Wilson, New York Times editor for innovation and strategy, will open global conference on online journalism

For two decades, digital journalism expert Kinsey Wilson has kept a foot in both the business and editorial operations of some of the biggest news organizations in the United States. Wilson, current editor for innovation and strategy and executive vice president of product and technology, will relay his experience in digital journalism to attendees at …  Read More

Yoani Sánchez will explain how and why she created 14ymedio, “Cuba’s first independent news platform”

Because of her desire to be an independent voice for Cuban society, Yoani Sánchez has been arrested, previously was prohibited from leaving her country and has been made the subject of smear campaigns. Despite those challenges, her independent news platform 14ymedio is approaching its second anniversary of delivering news and opinion from inside Cuba. On …  Read More

Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2016, the global conference on online journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. Simultaneous translation to Spanish will be provided thanks to Univision. Explore the full program for this year’s conference here. Registration …  Read More

Hotel Information 2016

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (April 15 – 16, 2016) will be hosted at: The Blanton Museum of Art Edgar A. Smith 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, Texas 78701 For more details and driving instructions please click here. Parking is available close to the venue at the locations listed below: Brazos Garage …  Read More