April 23, 2021
Univision Noticias to offer simultaneous interpretation to Spanish for all ISOJ 2021 sessions
The 22nd International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) will offer simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish for all panels, keynote sessions, and workshops following an eight-year tradition thanks to Univision Noticias — the news division of the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S.
For the second time, ISOJ will be held completely virtually from April 26-30, 2021. Registration for ISOJ Online 2021 is now available for free at https://isoj2021.splashthat.com/w.
The ISOJ tradition of simultaneous interpretation started with the 12th ISOJ, in 2013, thanks to Univision Noticias, which wanted the conference to be inclusive of Spanish-speaking journalists, editors, and industry experts from around the world.
“We are grateful to Univision Noticias for its continuous support, since 2013, which makes ISOJ accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences here in the United States and throughout the world, mainly in Latin America and Spain. In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the participation of journalists and scholars from the Spanish-speaking world,” said professor Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and ISOJ’s organizer.
“We have been lucky all these years to count on the same competent team of interpreters, led by UT alumnus Steve Mines, who has also worked for other conferences and meetings organized by the Knight Center. Mines and his colleagues are familiar with journalism jargon and have done an outstanding interpretation job,” Alves said.
About Univision Noticias
Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing one of the country’s fastest growing segments of the population across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Digital. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative, Documentary and Infographics Units.
The International Symposium on Online Journalism is a global conference organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at University of Texas at Austin. Since 1999, ISOJ has attracted journalists, media executives and journalism scholars from around the world. ISOJ Online is free, but the Knight Center accepts donations to ensure that it can continue offering free access to a diversity of free training programs for journalists. In addition to ISOJ, the Knight Center offers the Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism (a conference in Spanish the day after ISOJ) and many online courses, including MOOCs that are open for all journalists and anyone interested in journalism. It also publishes LatAm Journalism Review, a trilingual digital magazine. If you would like to support the Knight Center, please click here.