ISOJ Online 2021

APRIL 26 – 30, 2021

For the second time in its 22-year history, the International Symposium on Online Journalism was online only in 2021, held during the week of April 26 to 30. Instead of two full days, as we had with the in-person conference in Austin for two decades, in 2020, we scheduled ISOJ Online throughout chunks of time, from Monday to Friday. In 2021, we repeated the same successful formula. We broke records in 2020, when we reached thousands of people in 134 countries. In 2021, we broke new records again, as more than 7,300 people from 154 countries and territories registered to attend the conference. Again, we reached thousands of journalists, media executives and scholars around the world, with live streaming. We continue to expand our reach through the recordings of all sessions that are available on YouTube, in the original sound track in English or in the simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.

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  • Executive Editor, The Washington Post

    Marty Baron

    Executive Editor, The Washington Post

  • Cofounder and Executive Editor, Capital B

    Akoto Ofori-Atta

    Cofounder and Executive Editor, Capital B

  • Founder and CEO, Punchbowl News

    Anna Palmer

    Founder and CEO, Punchbowl News

  • Founder, Punchbowl

    Jake Sherman

    Founder, Punchbowl

  • Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times

    A.G. Sulzberger

    Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times

  • Editor-in Chief, The Guardian

    Katharine Viner

    Editor-in Chief, The Guardian

  • Cofounder, CEO, and Editor-in Chief, Capital B

    Lauren Williams

    Cofounder, CEO, and Editor-in Chief, Capital B

  • reporter and coordinator of European & Asian partners, ICIJ (Italy)

    Scilla Alecci

    reporter and coordinator of European & Asian partners, ICIJ (Italy)

  • Director of Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio

    Ashley Alvarado

    Director of Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio

  • ISOJ Founder and Chair, Professor at the School of Journalism, UT Austin Founder and director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

    Rosental Alves

    ISOJ Founder and Chair, Professor at the School of Journalism, UT Austin
    Founder and director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

  • Karen Attiah

    Global Opinions Editor, The Washington Post

  • American Journalism Project, CEO

    Sarabeth Berman

    American Journalism Project, CEO

  • Jay Bernhardt, Ph.D.

    Dean, the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin

  • Assistant Director, Audience

    Bobby Blanchard

    Assistant Director for Audience, The Texas Tribune

  • Mint Boonyapanachoti

    Creative Technologist, The New York Times

  • Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times

    Sewell Chan

    Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times

  • Director of Audience & Engagement, Vox

    Nisha Chittal

    Director of Audience & Engagement, Vox

  • Sue Cross

    Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Nonprofit News

  • Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy

    Joan Donovan

    Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy

  • Cultural Heritage Lead, Sketchfab.com

    Thomas Flynn

    Cultural Heritage Lead, Sketchfab.com

  • Editor-In-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle

    Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

    Editor-In-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Emilee Gilpin

    Managing Editor, Indiginews (Canada)

  • Ferial Haffajee

    Associate Editor, Daily Maverick

  • Kate Harloe

    Journalist and Strategist at NewsQ

  • Robert Hernandez

    Professor of Professional Practice, University of Southern California

  • Lisa Heyamoto

    Senior Program Manager, LION Publishers

  • Retha Hill

    Executive Director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, Arizona State University

  • Amber Hinsley

    Professor, Texas State University

  • Cierra Hinton

    Executive Director-Publisher, Scalawag

  • News Lab Director, City Bureau

    Darryl Holliday

    News Lab Director and Co-Founder , City Bureau

  • Harlo Holmes

    Director of Digital Security, Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • Director, CONNECTAS

    Carlos Eduardo Huertas

    Director, CONNECTAS

  • President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

    Alberto Ibargüen

    President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

  • CEO, Daraj

    Alia Ibrahim

    CEO, Daraj

  • Mukhtar Ibrahim

    Founder, Sahan Journal

  • Mitra Kalita

    Co-Founder of URL Media, Founder and Publisher of Epicenter NYC

  • Opinion Editor, The New York Times

    Katie Kingsbury

    Opinion Editor, The New York Times

  • Ben Kreimer

    Independent Storytelling Technologist

  • Sara Lomax-Reese

    President and CEO, WURD Radio

  • Patricia Lopez

    Journalist and Editorial Writer at The Star Tribune

  • Heidi J. Larson, PhD

    Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (U.K.)

  • Director, School of Journalism and Media, University of Texas at Austin

    Kathleen McElroy

    Director, School of Journalism and Media, University of Texas at Austin

  • Maryn McKenna

    Journalist, author and senior fellow at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health

  • Reporter, Finance Uncovered (UK) & The Elephant (Kenya)

    Purity Mukami

    Reporter, Finance Uncovered (UK) & The Elephant (Kenya)

  • Executive Director, IWMF

    Elisa Lees Muñoz

    Executive Director, IWMF

  • Frank Mungeam

    Chief Innovation Officer, Local Media Association

  • Macollvie J. Neel, M.B.A.

    Managing Editor, The Haitian Times; Founder & Principal, Comms Maven

  • Reporter, Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley

    Gisela Pérez de Acha

    Reporter, Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley

  • Global Director of Research, ICFJ

    Julie Posetti, PhD

    Global Director of Research, ICFJ

  • Jessica Malaty Rivera

    Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Project

  • Karen Rundlet

    Director/Journalism, Knight Foundation

  • Contributor, palabra.

    Nancy San Martín

    Contributor, palabra.

  • Professor, San Diego State University

    Amy Schmitz Weiss

    Professor, San Diego State University

  • Connie Moon Sehat

    Director, News Quality Initiative; Senior Fellow — Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum

  • Mazin Sidahmed

    Co-Executive Director, Documented

  • CEO and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune

    Evan Smith

    CEO and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune

  • Lead Consultant, IWMF

    Ela Stapley

    Digital Security Advisor and Founder, Siskin Labs (U.K.)

  • Associate Director, Knight Center for Journalism

    Mallary Tenore

    Associate Director, Knight Center for Journalism

  • Director for Strategic Initiatives, The Washington Post

    Elite Truong

    Director for Strategic Initiatives, The Washington Post

  • Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent

    Director of Journalism and Media Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

  • Executive Editor, Pulitzer Center

    Marina Walker Guevara

    Executive Editor, Pulitzer Center

  • Irving Washington

    Executive Director/CEO, ONA

  • Writer and Editor, Slow Boring

    Mathew Yglesias

    Writer and Editor, Slow Boring

  • Director of Engagement, Politico

    Annie Z. Yu

    Director of Engagement, Politico

  • Brandy Zadrozny

    Reporter, NBC News

  • Amanda Zamora

    Co-founder and publisher of The 19th

  • Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

    Lourdes M. Cueva Chacón

    Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

  • Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

    Silvia Dalben

    Media Researcher, Federal University of Minas Gerais

  • Amanda Jurno

    Brazilian researcher

  • Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

    Marcus Funk

    Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

  • Associate Professor, Mass Communication, SIU-Edwardsville

    Mark Poepsel

    Associate Professor, Mass Communication, SIU-Edwardsville

  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism at University of Arizona

    Jessica Retis

    Associate Professor, School of Journalism at University of Arizona

  • Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University

    Burton Speakman

    Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University

  • Ryan Wallace

    PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism & Media

  • Amal Ahmed

    Reporter, Texas Observer

  • Ludovic Blecher

    Head of DNI Innovation Fund, Google

  • Maria Li

    Chief Operating Officer, Tech in Asia

  • Juan Manuel Lucero

    News Lab Lead, Argentina, Google News Lab

  • Tai Nalon

    Co-Founder, Aos Fatos

  • John-Allan Namu

    CEO, Africa Uncensored

  • Donovan Quintero

    Reporter, Navajo Times

  • Mark Schleifstein

    Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

News

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