Registration is now open for the 2012 International Symposium on Online Journalism

ISOJ_logo_unmarkedThe 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the annual global conference that brings more than 200 media executives, journalists and scholars from the United States and around the world to the University of Texas at Austin on April 20-21, is now open for registration.

ISOJ is unlike any other conference because it offers a unique blend of academic research and perspectives from online journalism industry leaders.

The opening keynote speaker will be Richard Gingras, head of news products for Google. Gingras, a former television journalist and founder and chief executive officer of, has more than 30 years experience in the development of online services, software, and new media.

Other keynote speakers include: Jim Moroney III, publisher and chief executive officer of The Dallas Morning News, a daily newspaper at the forefront of seeking new ways to continue providing public service journalism; Raju Narisetti, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and a former managing editor of The Washington Post; and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet and the Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering.

The two-day event in Austin, Texas, will also include perspectives from the following speakers:

• Laura Evans, Vice President, Research & Chief Experience Officer, The Washington Post

• Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times

• Alastair Dant, Lead Interactive Technologist at Guardian News & Media, London, UK

• Brian Boyer, News Applications Editor, Chicago Tribune Media Group

• Reginald Chua, Editor of Data Innovation at Thomson Reuters

• Angelica Peralta Ramos, multimedia development manager, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina

• William “Whurley” Hurley, founder and CTO, Chaotic Moon Studios

• Blake Eskin, web editor, The New Yorker magazine

• Louis Gump, vice president of CNN Mobile

• Pedro Doria, digital platforms editor, O Globo newspaper, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Mark Briggs, author of Entrepreneurial Journalism and director of Digital Media at KING 5, Seattle

• Ben Ilfeld, Founder and COO, Sacramento Press

• Gilberto Dimesntein, Catraca Livre and Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

• Retha Hill, director, New Media Innovation Lab, Arizona State University

• John White, deputy editor for online, Winnipeg Free Press, Canada

• Borja Echevarria, deputy editor, El Pais, Spain

• Harry Dugmore, Rhodes University, South Africa

• Carmen Cano, Digital Managing Editor, The Dallas Morning News

The research component of ISOJ presents academic studies by American and international scholars who passed a very competitive blind-review process.

The 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism costs students and faculty $30 (register here) and $60 for the general public, including media professionals (register here). The two-day event will be held at the auditorium at the Blanton Museum of Art at UT Austin. The International Symposium on Online Journalism is possible thanks to generous support from the Knight Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and The Dallas Morning News.

The International Symposium on Online Journalism is a program of the Knight Chair in Journalism, the UNESCO Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the College of Communicationand School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.