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Jay Rosen @ISOJ reflects on media companies’ pitfalls in 25 years of giving them advice

In reflecting on all the solicited, unsolicited, collegial, semi-compensated and paid advice he’s given throughout his career, Jay Rosen, associate professor at the University of New York and author of the media criticism blog PressThink.org, also touched on the pitfalls that the media industry has suffered in recent years, particularly with the introduction of fast-paced digital journalism. Read more »


"Journalism" always comes before "online," say journalists from conflict zones at ISOJ

In online journalism, "online" is never more important than "journalism." That was the main message of Carlos Dada, founder and director of Salvadorian news site El Faro, who was one of the participants at a breakfast panel during the second day on the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


ISOJ panel explores life beyond the newspaper as a paper only product

What does the future hold for newspapers? Has paper media become obsolete in the face of an increasingly digital print medium? The question of what traditional and community newspapers can do to survive the internet is what was discussed at “Life beyond the newspaper as a paper-only product: Strategies for the newspaper as a hybrid of atoms and bits,” the fifth panel at the 15th International Symposium of Online Journalism’s (ISOJ) first day. Read more »


Ying Chan addresses censorship in China during her ISOJ keynote speech

During her keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Ying Chan, founder and director of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Center, said that there is an interesting contradiction in China: on one hand the government is cracking down on journalists and social media, and on the other it has spent millions of dollars supporting and fostering Internet development. Read more »


ISOJ panelists showcase drones, sensors, bots and other innovative journalism tools

The first group of panelists for the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism was not shy about showcasing their wearable sensor gadgets, story-writing algorithms, wrist-mounted cameras and even a remote-controlled drone.  Read more »


Journalists discuss media ethics and reporters’ responsibility at ISOJ

At an April 4 panel on journalism ethics during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, journalists and media academics took on a number of basic ethics problems and hashed out long-ranging historical debates regarding the role of journalists in society and their ethical responsibilities to the profession and their readers.  Read more »


Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff @ISOJ: successful digital media depends on talented story tellers with the right tools

During the first keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff listed the guiding principles that have made his company the fastest-growing media publisher in the United States: hire talented people, give them the tools to produce quality stories, and create a multidisciplinary newsroom where hacker culture meets journalism culture. Read more »


Digital news summit covers revenue sources, innovation and adapting to a new media environment

“I believe we are actually in the golden age of journalism [and] the possibilities for what is happening are really exciting,” said Michael Maness, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Journalism and Media Innovation, at a summit dedicated to understanding the innovative new revenue strategies digital media must adopt to sustain themselves. Read more »


Supreme Court in Honduras bars TV anchor from working as a journalist for 16 months

Honduran journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, from television channel Globo TV, was sentenced to 16 months of prison for defaming Belinda Flores Mendoza, dean of the School of Economic Sciences at the Autonomous University of Honduras. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss readers’ data and how to tailor stories to them


Publications should publish “all the news that’s fit to print,” as The New York Times coined the slogan back in 1897. But now that the 21st century has ushered readers to read online news, publications are starting to focus on analyzing their readers and changing up their editorial strategies, which will be the subject of one of the panels at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) this year. Read more »


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