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ISOJ panelists to discuss email newsletters as effective tools for engagement and generating revenue

Something old is new again for media outlets as email newsletters are making a comeback, the subject of a Saturday afternoon panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ panel of experts to tackle ‘fake news’ and verification of information

In this  age of “fake news,” trust in the news media has taken on a new, pressing importance, a topic to be discussed by a panel of experts Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


At least 19 Brazilian journalists and media professionals assaulted during coverage of former President Lula's arrest

At least 19 journalists and media professionals were attacked in various cities in Brazil between April 5 and 7 while working to cover former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) going to jail, according to records from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). The assaults, which came from supporters of Lula and the Military Police, were repudiated by press organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Read more »


El Colombiano's ECOlab re-imagined a traditional newspaper from the inside out

When Martha Ortiz accepted the offer to completely overhaul El Colombiano, a century-old newspaper in Medellin, Colombia, she resolved to question everything the news industry believed. Then she did it with remarkable results. Read more »


Employing satire to put politicians under the microscope is an important tool for international journalists on ISOJ panel

Satire as a journalistic tool is a serious business, especially for journalists around the world who do not have the protections afforded late night U.S. television hosts. Read more »


Colombian channel broadcasts video of Ecuadorian journalists abducted near the country’s border with Colombia

Two journalists with the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio and their driver, who authorities say were abducted on March 26 by FARC dissident groups, were shown alive in a video broadcast on Colombian station RCN. Read more »


Animal Político of Mexico and Univisión Noticias of U.S. among winners of Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards

Mexican and U.S. media outlets, as well as Spanish journalists and photographers, were announced as the winners of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards from Spanish newspaper El País. Read more »


ISOJ panelists will dig deep into journalists’ use of tech tools such as AI, AR, blockchain and machine learning

A Saturday morning panel at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism, taking place in Austin, Texas, April 13-14, promises to look behind the curtains of the next technological waves to buffet, if not enhance, journalism and news engagement. Read more »


Registration is closed for ISOJ 2018, but sessions will be livestreamed at isoj.org

We’ve reached capacity for the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and registration is now closed. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss different ways journalism is embracing audio to engage readers

More than a century after Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated the commercial potential of radio telegraph signals, audio is now seen as the latest platform that could improve engagement between news organizations and audiences, a topic to be tackled by a Saturday afternoon panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


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