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ISOJ 2016: Online journalism research trends such as virtual reality, millenials and headline uncertainty addressed by scholars

Trends in online journalism research — such as virtual reality storytelling, millenials and the news, and degrees of certainty in headlines — were some of the topics explored during a breakfast panel held Saturday, April 16, at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Researchers cover security and use of Twitter, accountability journalism and virtual reality storytelling


By Kyser Lough

The first research panel discussion at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, covered topics ranging from accountability journalism, journalists’ security and use of Twitter, and the employment of virtual worlds in storytelling. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Social media has blurred the line between journalism and activism, but panel says important differences remain

The question of what is the difference between journalism and activism animated the discussion during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panelists agreed that although the line between the two has become harder to discern in the age of social media, there are still some important and key differences between journalists and activists. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Success of nonprofit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15, 2016. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Success of nonprofit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Producing good journalism and embracing video important for adapting to digital change: Kinsey Wilson

The strategy of The New York Times for adapting to dynamic change in the consumption and production of news, according to Kinsey Wilson, is to persist in making and offering good journalism. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Advertising still relevant, multiple revenue sources key and ad blocking a concern, say news executives at ISOJ

Executives from a variety of media organizations told the audience at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, that advertising can still subsidize journalism, multiple revenue streams are necessary and that ad blocking is a major concern but could also be an opportunity. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Distributed content creates challenges and forces newsrooms to adapt, editors tell ISOJ audience

Publishers increasingly are using Facebook, Google and other social media platforms to distribute content to readers. Whether journalism will survive in this kind of media ecosystem where publishers do not control all of their distribution channels was the topic of conversation during the opening panel of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Read more »


Mexico-based journalist profiles criminal organizations and their leaders in Latin America

While covering organized crime in Latin America, Mexico-based British journalist Ioan Grillo identified parallels in the mode of operation of the largest criminal organizations in the region – whether in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City or Kingston, Jamaica. Read more »


Honduran journalists hold “demonstration of silence” to demand justice for slain colleagues

Depicting a funeral march, dozens of Honduran journalists marched with at least 60 symbolic coffins to the public prosecutor’s office in Tegucigalpa to demand justice for the deaths of journalists that have occurred in the country in recent years, reported newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »


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