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Google-Knight Center Fellows present media projects during Ibero-American Colloquium for Digital Journalism

After the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, journalists from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula got together on April 6 for the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss the trends and issues brought up during the preceding conference. Read more »


During Ibero-American Colloquium, journalists discuss revenue diversification and differentiation strategies


 A group of journalists representing media from several Latin American countries presented the successes, obstacles and future plans of their organizations on April 6 at the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Globovisión journalist kidnapped amidst wave of violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan journalist and Globovisión newsroom editor Nairobi Pinto was kidnapped by three masked and armed men on Sunday April, 5 news agency Venezuela Al Día reported. Read more »


ISOJ panelists discuss evolution of video on the web

On the last day of the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, participants at the “Life after television news?" panel discussed the evolution of video on the web and web video's move to television sets.  Read more »


"We cannot be successful if we are not optimistic": Washington Post’s Martin Baron @ISOJ

During his keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Martin Baron, executive editor at the Washington Post, talked about why he is optimistic about the future of journalism. However, Baron clarified that his optimism doesn’t necessarily extend to the durability of current media platforms. Read more »


Media startups @ISOJ mark change and innovation for future of journalism

Ironically enough, a panel headed by some of the most successful media startups of today started off with its presenter, vice president for journalism and media innovation at the Knight Foundation Michael Maness, criticizing the lack of “transformational leadership” in journalism, or the need to take risks, iterate quickly, pivot well, and embrace the disruptive technology that is increasingly dominating the news field today. Read more »


Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. Read more »


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 »


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