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ISOJ 2017: Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue.

This was the topic of the panel, “The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have changed from print-centric to digital-centric,” on day two of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Panelists look at successes and limitations of innovative video formats, including Facebook Live and VR

The audience at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) heard from journalists, professors and media directors about how news organizations can use innovative video formats to inform and engage with audiences.

This was part of the panel “Video everywhere: From live coverage to VR, 360 and other innovative formats,” moderated by UT Austin School of Journalism director R.B. Brenner. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel "Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology was created to help journalists in their work and that they are reliant on humans to operate. Read more »


Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Academics present research on new practices using technology in newsrooms

With the arrival of technology to the world's newsrooms, journalists have had to make a mental change in how to organize their work. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Fact checking is changing the way readers think, but continues to face great challenges

With the global phenomenon of the proliferation of false news, and social networks as the main news sources of readers, the trend of verifying public discourse is spreading at a global level. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Read more »


“Global Journalism Education": Knight Center launches a new ebook; download it for free

The Knight Center announced the publication of the book “Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations,” edited by professors Robyn S. Goodman and Elanie Steyn, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Journalists tackle accountability in the Trump Era on first day of ISOJ

The 2016 presidential election left many readers with a distrust of the media, who, in their eyes, made a gross misjudgment of the outcome. This left journalists with two big questions: How can they continue holding public officials accountable despite public distrust? What can journalists do better? Read more »


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