Symposium Year: ISOJ 2009

Perspectives on Online Journalism

Ted Kian presented his research at the 10th International Symposium on Online Journalism on how internet news coverage might create different frames for gender-related sports news. He said traditional sports news coverage frames women athletes as sex objects, trivializes their seriousness, and gives men’s sports more coverage than women’s sports. The internet presents an opportunity …  Read More

The impact of web metrics on news judgment

How is citizen journalism understood? How does new technology help us understand our audience? These are questions Chris Anderson posed to the audience at the beginning of his panel during the 10th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Anderson looked at the relationship between a quantifiable audience (which can be measured in numbers, visits and clicks) …  Read More

Readers’ Comments as Productive Participation

Edith Manosevitch, a researcher from the Kettering Foundation, discussed her research paper “Readers’ Comments to Online Editorials as a Space of Public Deliberation.” She touched on the research that has been done before on UGC and the potential of online media. But she noted that there a scarcity of work on analysis of the content: …  Read More

Internet’s Role in Democratization of News in China

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dong Han presented his research paper “State Policy and News Websites in China” during the 10th International Symposium on Online Journalism. “They want to boost internet for the economy but at the same time control content,” he said. The core of the state regulation is licensing, or who …  Read More

Citizen Journalism, User-Generated Content and Crowdsourcing

The second panel of Saturday’s ISOJ covered “Citizen Journalism, User-Generated Content and Crowdsourcing: Who is Contributing to the Conversation and Why?” Academics from all over the United States and the world contributed information they had gathered on user interaction and how it affects journalism. User-generated content, or UGC, has been an interesting issue for online journalism.Cindy …  Read More

A look back at 10 years of the symposium

UT journalism professor and Knight Chair Rosental Alves started by showing a video of himself from the first International Symposium on Online Journalism, sans beard, and made sure the mood was light. “It was a time that I was trying to let people know that my children weren’t my grandchildren, so I took off the …  Read More