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ISOJ 2016 in photos: Day 1

The 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism took place at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin campus from April 15-16, 2016.

April 15 schedule:

  • A keynote speech by Kinsey Wilson, editor for innovation and strategy and executive vice president of product and technology at The New York Times (Chair: Lorraine Branham (Syracuse University)
  • Panel: "Distributed Content: Can journalism survive and thrive in a media ecosystem where publishers don't control their distribution channels?" with Vivian Schiller, Summer Anne Burton (BuzzFeed), Borja Echevarría (Univision Digital), David Skok (The Boston Globe) and Robyn Tomlin (The Dallas Morning News)
  • Panel: "Can advertising still subsidize journalism? The ad blocking war and the news organizations' efforts to create new revenue streams" with Jeff Jarvis (CUNY), Jed Hartman (The Washington Post), Jason Kint (Digital Content Next), Marcelo Leite (RBS Media Group) and Diane Vickroy (Secret Media)
  • A special keynote panel with the leaders of five nonprofit journalism organizations, including Joaquin Alvarado (Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting), Peter Bale (Center for Public Integrity), Bill Keller (The Marshall Project), Evan Smith (The Texas Tribune) and Richard Tofel (ProPublica) (Chair: Emily Bell, Columbia)
  • Panel: "Journalists as activists and activists as journalists: Has the internet blurred the line between journalism and activism/advocacy?" with Pam Fine (University of Kansas), Emma Daly (Human Rights Watch), Daniela Gerson (Los Angeles Times), Jake Horowitz ( and Joel Simon (CPJ)
  • Research panel with Amy Schmitz Weiss (San Diego State), James Breiner (University of Navarra), Susan McGregor (Columbia), Leonard Witt and Claire Bohrer (Kennesaw University) and Jeremy Littau (Lehigh University)

View photos from the first day, below:

Created with flickr slideshow.



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