Symposium Year: ISOJ 2006

Online Journalism Gains Momentum

The Internet will be the central medium in journalism for the next generation, according to an online journalism symposium. About 100 people gathered from all over the world at the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin from April 7-8. Rosental Calmon Alves, a journalism professor at the University of Texas, has hosted this …  Read More

Podcasting: the New Salvation for Online Journalism?

If print newsrooms are to survive, their managers must be open to innovation and creativity,  and podcasting can assist them, two Syracuse University students said at the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Podcasting is the distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or music videos, over the Internet. It is a …  Read More

A New Digital Divide: Web 2.0 Leaves Society Behind

As the Web brings more community journalism and interactivity onto the Web, society leaves entire groups of citizens on the outside. Web 2.0 can only be utilized by those citizens who have the tools and know-how. “The evacuees in Austin were forced to learn on the fly how to use these sorts of tools,” said …  Read More

The Agenda-Setting Effects Exist on the Internet, McCombs Confirms

Max McCombs, internationally recognized for his research on the agenda-setting role of mass communication, discussed the Internet as a new frontier for agenda-setting effects during the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism. In response to a scholarly discussion that the Internet may end the agenda-setting effect, he confirmed the agenda-setting effects do exist on the …  Read More

The Future of Multimedia in the Online Newsroom

Researchers in the multimedia world gathered on Saturday during the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism to discuss the different trends and their future effects on the developing world of online journalism. One study found that more men than women involved browse for technology news. “Sixty-nine percent of all men and 66 percent of women …  Read More

The Global Digital Divide

Trends in online news structure varies internationally, said an international panel at the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism. The quality of online journalism in their respective countries is improving, though at times a work in progress complicated by the digital divide. Guillermo Franco, editor of Colombia’s, reported that in 2004 most online newsrooms …  Read More

Multimedia Packages are Becoming the Norm for Journalism Web Sites

Video is merging with animation, audio, and text to create the multimedia packages that are becoming increasingly familiar – and expected – at leading journalism Web sites. Media Web sites are looking less like their original printed or television broadcast products and developing their own styles, the panel at the 7th International Symposium on Online …  Read More