Symposium Year: ISOJ2022

Researchers reflect on how artificial intelligence influences the generation and distribution of news and its ethical implications

Returning to in-person after two years exclusively online, the official research journal of the International Online Journalism Symposium (ISOJ) presented in a panel the peer-reviewed official research publications for the 2022 issue of #ISOJ Journal. The papers focus on implications associated with artificial intelligence (AI) and its growing interconnection with news and journalism. AI, also …  Read More

Google tools can help journalists become more efficient, adept storytellers

Google tools can help journalists more quickly and adeptly tell important stories in their communities, according to Marco Túlio Pires, a leader at the company’s News Lab.  During a Google News Initiative workshop at the 2022 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Pires walked through various tools and explained how journalists can use them to …  Read More

Public policies already impact journalism in the United States and Canada: pros and cons

The panel “Subsidies and regulation: How government initiatives may affect journalism and the digital media ecosystem” discussed concrete cases of public policies designed to encourage journalism in the United States and Canada. “There is a mood for regulation in the air, particularly one that provides, for the first time, really serious levels of support for …  Read More

Google news executive warns that newsrooms have to proceed with caution as they dive further into evolving digital media environment

View the entirety of Gingras’ speech here. Google’s global vice president of news warned that the current media environment stifles diversity of voices and in-depth journalism, but worries blanket regulations are not the answer. In an almost poetic address, Richard Gingras’ keynote speech at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin, Texas, brought …  Read More

‘This is not a profession for people who want to be silent,’ says Univision’s Jorge Ramos on journalists’ role when democracy is at risk

Journalists have two main responsibilities they should be able to fulfill, said Jorge Ramos, co-anchor of Noticiero Univision at the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, Texas. First, report reality as it is, not as journalists wish it would be. And the second is to serve as a counterweight to power. Ramos gave …  Read More

Regístrese ahora para el híbrido 15º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital, la conferencia post-ISOJ en español

El 15º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital reunirá a periodistas de la región de manera presencial y virtual para conversar sobre innovación, verificación de datos y desinformación, libertad de prensa y más. El Coloquio, que tradicionalmente se lleva a cabo el domingo siguiente al Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ), tendrá lugar en el campus …  Read More

Register now for the hybrid 15th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism, the post-ISOJ conference in Spanish

The 15th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism will gather journalists in person and virtually from the region for discussions on innovation, factchecking and disinformation, press freedom and more. The Colloquium, traditionally held the Sunday following the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), will take place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin …  Read More

Nonprofit online journalism executives explain how sector has grown in size and strength over recent years

The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization often studied and replicated by others around the world, has grown to 80 employees and raised $100 million since it launched in 2009. While the viability and sustainability of nonprofit news were once questioned, it’s a business model maturing in the U.S. and many others are joining the Tribune’s …  Read More

Journalists from Asia and Latin America to discuss online journalism and press freedom during special ISOJ lightning session

Through its 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders found that “journalism is completely or partly blocked in 73 percent of the 180 countries” it ranks. The organization noted a “decline across the board” in terms of press freedom in Latin America, while Asia-Pacific was hit with censorship and disinformation. Journalists from these two regions …  Read More