March 7, 2013
Univision News to provide simultaneous translations into Spanish during ISOJ
The news division of the Hispanic TV network Univision will provide simultaneous translations from English to Spanish for the sessions of the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which will take place on April 19 and 20 at the University of Texas at Austin.
It will be the first time that participants will be able to hear the symposium – organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – in both languages. The simultaneous translation will be available for both participants that attend the conference and people who follow the event online though livestreaming on the ISOJ’s website.
“With Univision’s support, for the first time in ISOJ history, we will have simultaneous English to Spanish translation, which I believe will dramatically increase the number of Latin American journalists who will participate in the conference either online or in person,” said Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.
Isaac Lee, president of Univision News, said this partnership with the Knight Center “allows us to support journalists and, for the first time in ISOJ’s history, share event insights with the Spanish-speaking audience in the U.S. and Latin America.”
For 14 years, ISOJ has brought together journalists, media executives and academics at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss today’s most relevant topics in digital journalism. This year, the program will cover topics such as media companies’ response to the disruption of their models, the impact of social media and mobile devices, and changes in design and information architecture.
The 14th ISOJ’s keynote speakers will be Jill Abramson, executive director at The New York Times; Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and former director of digital content for the UK’s The Guardian; Andy Carvin, senior strategist for social media at NPR; and Clark Gilbert, president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company, former professor at Harvard Business School and author of a recent article at Harvard Business Review on how companies should adapt to the digital era.