January 17, 2014
Registration is now open for the 15th ISOJ
Registration is now open for the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The symposium will take place on April 4-5, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s speakers will be announced soon.
General registration this year will cost $100. Students and faculty will receive a special rate of $40.
Click here to register.
ISOJ will take place at the university’s Blanton Museum of Art, located at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Austin, Texas. Click here for information on nearby hotels offering group rates for ISOJ attendees.
For the last 15 years, ISOJ has brought together the top journalists, media executives, researchers and academics in the field to discuss the latest trends, issues and innovations in online journalism. The conference also leads to the publication of the annual #ISOJ, the official journal of the symposium. Click here to read more about #ISOJ’s past editions.
Last year, ISOJ attracted more than 350 participants from over 30 countries and focused on discussing the disruption of the news industry’s business models, social media and mobile strategies, multimedia storytelling, data visualization, and changes in web design architecture. It featured key speakers like The New York Times’ executive director Jill Abramson, NPR’s social media desk senior strategist Andy Carvin, The Dallas Morning News’ publisher and CEO Jim Moroney, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Emily Bell and Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert.
ISOJ is an annual conference organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, as part of the program of the Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication at the School of Journalism of the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s ISOJ is supported by the Knight Foundation and The Dallas Morning News.
The ISOJ website contains videos and transcripts of all sessions of ISOJ since 1999, besides research papers, PowerPoint presentations and other materials. The site is open to the public as a unique repository of testimonials about the evolution of digital journalism.