Symposium Year: ISOJ 2006

Blogging Grows as a Popular Section in Online Journalism

Blogging is hardly a new phenomenon, but the results that come out of it will continue to help journalists in new ways, several senior editors say. At the 7th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism, four panelists hailing from online editions of newspapers shared their thoughts about the direction of citizen journalism, and how users …  Read More

The News Industry Rethinks Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia editors and news producers converged during the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas’ College of Communication Friday to convey one unified message – incorporating interactive media in a more innovative fashion. “This is the essence of journalism. We can be the eyes and ears for people who can’t be somewhere,” Jen …  Read More

Citizen Journalism is Emerging Around the World

Pet photographs, little league statistics and 49th wedding anniversary announcements may not make it into traditional news sources, but these and other quirky topics are increasingly fodder for outlets publishing content from citizen journalists. A panel earlier today addresses the possibilities – and possible problems – raised by citizen journalism. Although she said she prefers …  Read More

More compelling multimedia news is needed, say online editors

The editors of and The Dallas Morning News agree that print and online newsrooms will, and must, integrate. Training journalists to report in a multimedia format makes economic sense and creates better, more compelling news stories that attract different audiences to the news organization, they said. Len Apcar, editor in chief of the, …  Read More

Financing Online: Where’s the Money?

Vin Crosbie, senior associate of the consulting firm Borrell Associates, spoke Friday at the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas about business models in online journalism. He questioned whether there is enough revenue in the market to maintain profitable, quality journalism. “There is a lot of money out there, and …  Read More