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Knight Center opens registration for global conference ISOJ 2017 and launches the new site ISOJ.org


The 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is shaping up, with a preliminary list of outstanding speakers and a new site for exploring the evolution of online journalism through the content of all previous symposia, since 1999.

Registration is now open for ISOJ 2017, so sign up now!

The new site, with contemporary design and architecture, is now available at isoj.org, a new URL that replaces http://online.journalism.utexas.edu. It is a unique repository of testimonials on the evolution of journalism in the United States and the world that includes all the content presented at ISOJ since 1999.

ISOJ.org will provide up-to-date information about the preparations for the 18th ISOJ, which will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on April 21-22, 2017. However, the site is still under construction as we continue to transfer the archive from the old site year-by-year, all the way back to the inaugural ISOJ in 1999. Older materials may still be referred to the old site for a few weeks.

To coincide with the launch of the new site, registration for ISOJ 2017 is now open

More than 400 people from 41 countries registered for our conference last year, and seats filled quickly, so register now! And once you do, please visit our post about hotel accommodations.

The symposium will again take place at the auditorium of the University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

General registration is $150.00, but there are discounted fees for faculty ($100) and students ($50). 

Fees have increased slightly to keep up with rising costs of putting on the conference. But, the registration costs for ISOJ still are far below comparable conferences.

The registration fee includes access to all the ISOJ sessions, breakfast, lunch and break snacks on both days. It also includes access to a special reception at the Blanton Museum Atrium on the evening of Friday, April 21, immediately after the last ISOJ session of the day.

This year, ISOJ participants are invited to have lunch at the Tejas Restaurant of the AT&T Conference Center, located within walking distance from the conference venue.

ISOJ is an annual conference organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Major support to ISOJ comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other sponsors of ISOJ 2017 include Google, The Dallas Morning News, Open Society Foundations and Univision News.

Top journalists, media executives, researchers and academics from around the U.S. and the globe will attend the conference to discuss the latest trends, issues and innovations in online journalism.

ISOJ consistently brings in expert speakers who talk about the transformational impact of digital technology on journalism. Topics of previous symposia have included changing business models, news formats, audience development and engagement, reporting tools, ethics, mobile and more.

In addition to news industry panels, ISOJ has a research component which attracts scholars from around the world. Each year, the official research journal of the symposium, #ISOJ, is launched during the event, eliminating the usual gap between research presentation in conferences and publication.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting stories on speakers and preparations for ISOJ 2017 on the new site and social media. Please also check our Facebook page and new Twitter account @ISOJ2017 for updates.

The new look and interactivity offered by isoj.org reflect all the strides online publishing has made in the past two decades.

Thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at UT Austin was able to work with digital media studio Seven Mile Media to create the new site. In the spirit of the “new,” we are also debuting a fresh logo created by Spanish designer Oscar Gomez, who also created the previous logo.

“We are thrilled to have this new website up and running and we are grateful to Knight Foundation for its support, and to the excellent work of Nick Harbaugh and Lauren Malkani from Seven Miles Media, and our distinguished alumnus Oscar Gomez,” said professor Rosental Alves, who founded ISOJ in 1999 and stills organizes the conference. “We are also grateful to the Knight Center’s team who has worked hard in the last weeks to make this site possible, including Kathleen Majorsky, Teresa Mioli and Jake Henson.”




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