Symposium Year: ISOJ 2007

Internet and Newspaper Moving Forward Together

Some readers fear the newspaper is on its last leg—being knocked down by the rise of online news. But that’s not the attitude portrayed by online editors of some of the country’s top newspapers. The 8th Annual International Symposium on Online Journalism kicked off at the University of Texas at Austin Friday. The event lasted …  Read More

Users Redefine Newsworthiness of Online Journalism

With news as the third most popular online activity, researchers study how the appeal of traditional newsworthiness should cater to a new and fresh online audience. Syracuse University graduate student Ji Young Kim spoke about the new newsworthiness for online journalism at the 8th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism on Saturday afternoon. Kim discussed a study she …  Read More

Wikipedia’s Content Favors Newer Subjects

“I personally love Wikipedia,” said graduate student Deepina Kapila, “But I take it with a grain of salt.” While the debate over the accuracy of online user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia’s continues, Cindy Royal, an assistant professor at Texas State University, alongside graduate student Deepina Kapila, analyzed the site from a fresh angle.  The pair presented their …  Read More

Students Beginning to Find Possibilities in Online Journalism

If you check the weather at you’ll be greeted by a friendly man who calls himself Ron the Weatherblogger. Ron draws you in, and before you know it, you’re reading the forecasts from several days ago, just to see what he has to say. But Ron’s climate-central blog is just one of many available …  Read More

Sink or Swim: Adapting to the New Media Environment

Bob Dylan once sang about adjusting to rapid change with his song, “The Times They are A-Changin.” No doubt today’s media environment can relate. Leading journalist researchers from around the world offered advice on how to take advantage of the changes in online journalism during the third panel titled, “Strategic Positioning in the New Media …  Read More

Revolution: Two Meanings and Their Implications

Revolution is a word with two different, yet connected meanings. A revolution can be described as a full circle about an axis; it also means a change from the old. This was the topic of Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon’s Masters thesis as he looked at the Castro Revolution in Cuba, and how Cuban lifestyles have come full-circle …  Read More

New Media Faces Intricate Challenges In Route to Fulfilling Global Coverage

The International Symposium on Online Journalism‘s keynote speaker, Guy Berger, Professor and Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa discussed why the Internet is not a sufficient global medium; not just yet anyway. “The web serves mostly as a supplement to other news sources rather than being the …  Read More