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Cyberspace Nations

Nations are “imagined communities” reinforced by the media, and online journalism has used the Internet to help maintain these communities by recreating nations on the Web, said a panelist during the fifth annual International Symposium on Online Journalism on Saturday. “Diasporic groups (people living in a foreign country) use the Internet and TV to maintain contact …  Read More

Multimedia Journalism Increases Global Understanding

Multimedia journalism not only creates global connections between users but also greater understanding of current events and how they are globally perceived, said panelists discussing the wired world’s impact on journalism. Jeremy Edwards, a University of Texas at Austin graduate student, said during the International Symposium on Online Journalism that surfing the Internet is like …  Read More

Participatory Journalism: The Essence of Wikipedia

Wiki wiki — Hawaiian for “quick” — is at the root of Wikipedia, a encyclopedia website where any page can be edited by users with the simple click of an “edit this page” button. Andrew Lih, assistant professor at Hong Kong University, compared the different levels of participation between web sites, web logs and “wikis” …  Read More

ISOJ 2004 Archive

First panel: Online Journalism in Asia, Europe and Latin America – What is different and how does it compare with the U.S.?

Moderator and discussant: Lorraine Branham, director, School of Journalism, UT Austin

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Third panel: Online news presentation- Have we already developed the language for this genre of Journalism?

Moderator and presenter: Leah Gentry, managing director, Finberg-Gentry/The Digital Futurist Consultancy, and Adjunct Professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

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Research Panel: Reconsidering Journalism and its Effects on a Wired World

Moderator and discussant: Stephen D. Reese, professor, School of Journalism, UT Austin

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