Symposium Year: ISOJ 2013

At the Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, a call for media to reduce dependency on donations

Non-profit journalism companies get most of their financing from a single foundation or donor, but this model is not sustainable in the long term, warned Kevin Davis, director general of Investigative News Network, which supports 82 non-profit media organizations in 27 US states. Davis spoke about the challenges faced by media organizations before 70 Latin …  Read More

Not your typical news audience – anymore

Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), C.W. Anderson, chaired a panel of academics from universities across the U.S. and Canada discussing the importance of community in the news today at the 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism. Four experts presented their findings from research conducted on a particular …  Read More

Alberto Cairo and Hannah Fairfield on Data Visualization at ISOJ

There is no better time to be a journalist working with infographics and data visualization, according to The New York Times graphic editor, Hannah Fairfield. Fairfield was a panelist for Data Visualization: Creating a new language to communicate big data at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin, Texas, on April 20, 2013. …  Read More

Emily Bell’s five guidelines for journalism success

Emily Bell started the second day of the ISOJ conference by setting a guideline of five points for what journalist should do. Her five principles are specialization, transparency, working in public, organizing and collaborating, and becoming faster and better. The co-author of Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present, Bell also cited ways in which journalism …  Read More

Roger Black hosts panel in responsive design – Major theme of ISOJ, “Know Your User,” surrounds talk

The 14th International Symposium of Online Journalism, which kicked off Friday, featured Roger Black of Roger Black Studios, Inc. in New York, who chaired a panel focused on responsive design in digital platforms. Black was joined by Trei Bundett of Vox Media, Miranda Mulligan of the Northwestern University Knight Lab, Michael Donohoe of Quartz, and …  Read More

Data Visualization unearthing stories’ powerful personas

  The audience drew to a somber silence as dots dropped into place during Kim Rees’ presentation titled U.S. Gun Deaths. In one of the International Symposium on Online Journalism’s most innovative panels, data visualization proved to blur the lines between copy and art. Digging down into the data was a similar theme throughout each …  Read More

Going Mobile: Challenges and opportunities for journalists and news organizations in the mobile revolution

An astute panel of reporters, media gurus and scholars from around the world agreed that although the mobile revolution can be stressful, journalists are pioneering an unchartered territory of storytelling by thinking forward with the use of mobile devices and applications to produce news. During the second day of the 14th annual International Symposium on …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss behind the scenes in the newsroom

  The 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism closed its first day with a panel discussing how different news outlets are responding and evolving with advancements in technology. The panel consisted of journalists and academics who have researched news organizations’ attempts and progress in adapting to newsroom changes related to social media, digital media, …  Read More

ISOJ: News industry must drop legacy model, embrace disruption to survive, says Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert

There is a way for news organizations that have grown and thrived under legacy models to survive – they have to drop it. That, in a nutshell, is the message that Deseret News CEO Clark Gilbert gave during his keynote panel at the first session of the International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday April 19.  Gilbert, a former …  Read More