21st International Symposium on Online Journalism

A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin

Moody College of Communication’s School of Journalism

July 20-24, 2020

 

 

ISOJ SCHEDULE:

All times are U.S. Central, GMT/UTC -5

This schedule is subject to change. Come back to this page for updates.

Monday, July 20, 2020 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Keynote session: Technology impact on democracy

  • Keynote speaker: Maria Ressa, founder and CEO, Rappler, Philippines.

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Brunch Workshop TBA

 

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Covering electoral campaigns in the digital age: Challenges of the 2020 presidential election in the U.S.

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. The New Local News: Reinventing sustainable models to make local journalism survive and thrive in the digital ecosystem

  • Chair: Jennifer Preston, vice president, journalism, Knight Foundation
  • Alison Go, head of growth, Chalkbeat 
  • Mandy Jenkins, general manager, The Compass Experiment (partnership Google-McClatchy)
  • Fraser Nelson, vice president of business innovation, Salt Lake Tribune 
  • Chris Sopher, co-founder and CEO, WhereBy.us

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Welcome Party/ Happy Hour

Bring your own drink and finger-food, join other ISOJers from everywhere in this social event. Find your friends and colleagues, make new friends, mingle and network as you would have done in the in-person ISOJ!

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Keynote session: Catherine Kim, global head of digital news, NBC News & MSNBC

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Brunch Workshop TBA

 

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Disinformation and Misinformation: What can be done beyond traditional fact-checking?

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Keynote session: Gender, race and politics: How The 19th will seek equity in and beyond the newsroom

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Brunch Workshop TBD

 

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. All the president’s attacks: Coping with governments that weaponize social media and campaign against independent media

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. From problems to solutions: How solutions journalism can shift and shape media coverage

  • Chair: Mallary Tenore, associate director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
  • Dahlia Bazzaz, Education Lab reporter, Seattle Times , Education Lab reporter, Seattle Times 
  • Tina Rosenberg, co-founder and vice president of innovation, Solutions Journalism Network (SJN)
  • Brittany Schock, engagement and solutions editor, Richland Source

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Research breakfast seminar: Gender, media and politics in the digital age

  • Chair: Dustin Harp, associate professor and director, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Regina Lawrence, professor/director, Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon
  • Urszula Pruchniewskaassistant professor, Communication Studies, Kutztown University
  • Ingrid Bachmann, professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Keynote session: “Covering race from 1619-present.”

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Brunch Workshop TBA

 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Research Panel: Power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism: Dynamics of media control, resistance and renewal (peer-reviewed papers presentation) 

  • Chair: Alfred Hermida, professor and director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia (Canada), guest editor of #ISOJ Research Journal
  • Insights, issues and ideas on power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism, Alfred Hermida
  • ‘We Are the 200%’—How Mitú Constructs Latino American Identity Through Discourse, Ryan Wallace, University of Texas at Austin
  • Alternative professional journalism in the post-Crimean Russia: Online resistance to the Kremlin propaganda and status quo, Olga Lazitski, University of California, San Diego
  • #MarchForOurLives: Tweeted teen voices in online news, Maiju Kannisto & Kirsi Cheas, University of Turku, Finland
  • Send her back: News narratives, Intersectionality, and the rise of politically powerful women of color, Carolyn Nielsen, Western Washington University
  • Participatory journalism and the hegemony of men, Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Special #ISOJ Journal & Award Announcement by ISOJ Research Chair: Amy Schmitz Weiss

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. — Product Management: How news organizations can become more audience-oriented, data-driven and product-focused

  • Chair: Cindy Royal, professor and director of the Media Innovation Lab, Texas State University 
  • Deb Adeogba, senior media experience manager, Microsoft News
  • Kim Fox, product director, editorial innovation, Philadelphia Inquirer 
  • Millie Tran, chief product officer, The Texas Tribune
  • Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation, Temple University, and director, News Catalyst 

 

Friday, July 24, 2020 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Keynote session: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Brunch Workshop TBA

 

1:00 –2:15 p.m. — Online investigations: How journalists are using AI (artificial intelligence) and OSINT (open source intelligence)

  • Chair:  Maria Teresa Ronderos, founder, CLIP (Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism), Colombia 
  • Emilia Díaz-Struck, research editor and Latin America coordinator, ICIJ 
  • Charlotte Godart, open source investigator & trainer, Bellingcat, United Kingdom 
  • John Keefe, adjunct professor, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
  • Haley Willis, visual investigations reporter, The New York Times 

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. — How to fight deepfake and cheapfake videos: The challenges of verifying authenticity of visual content

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Farewell Party/ Happy Hour

Bring your own drink and finger-food, join other ISOJers from everywhere in this social event. Find your friends and colleagues, make new friends, mingle and network as you would have done in the in-person ISOJ!