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Monetize everyday “moments,” Google executive tells ISOJ audience


Bonita Stewart, vice president, Americas, partner business solutions at Google, told the ISOJ audience at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, that people no longer go online, they live online. Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: Politico editor Susan Glasser will bring a report from Washington on "editing while disrupting"

Veteran journalist Susan Glasser, editor of Politico, will be giving the keynote address on the Friday afternoon of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) set for Austin, Texas, April 17-18. Read more »


ISOJ panel will delve into virtual-reality journalism and 3D storytelling

There is a lot to discover, learn, and even disagree with during two jam-packed days at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), but a panel on virtual reality (VR) journalism may be one of most anticipated in the 16 years of this event, which will be held April 17-18 at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


Two Bolivian journalists threatened after reporting on police scandals


Two Bolivian TV journalists received threats after investigating police corruption in central Cochabamba state, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The threats were notes attached to the apartment doors of José Miguel Manzaneda and Escarley Pacheco, reporters for La Red ATB, one of Bolivia's largest TV stations. Read more »


ISOJ registration is closed but livestreaming in English and Spanish will be available

The 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, is sold out, but this unique gathering of professional and academics will be livestreamed on the ISOJ website. There will be two live video streams available, the original in English and a second with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6. Read more »


Journalists in Nicaragua face silence, secrecy from Ortega government


April 1 was a day like any other for Nicaraguan journalists. A day of silence, of censorship. At the beginning of the month, the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, celebrated 3,000 days without an open press conference, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). ​ Read more »


Paraguay calls for alleged murderer of journalist to be extradited from Brazil

Authorities in Paraguay have sent Brazil a formal request for the extradition of the man accused of being the mastermind behind the murder of journalist Pablo Medina on Oct.16, 2014.   Read more »


Social Media Analytics for Journalists: register now for online course and learn how to measure your success

Amanda ZamoraUPDATE: April 24: Registration is now closed for this course after reaching maximum capacity. Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: Robert Picard will analyze "the changing business logic of media companies"

One of the premier academic experts who has extensively studied the crossroads of media economics and management, Robert Picard, will be the keynote speaker on the Saturday afternoon session at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


POY Latam puts out an open call for its 2015 photography contest

Photographers from Ibero-America still have time to participate in the photojournalism contest Pictures of the Year Latam 2015 (POY Latam), which will be holding an open call until April 7.

The contest aims to reach professional photographers who are nationals of any country in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, or have held residency in any of these countries for more than a year. Participation is free of cost. Read more »


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