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Newsrooms should be embracing automated fact-checking, ISOJ audience hears

By Valerie Eiseler

One idea that permeated this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) conference is that automation in journalism is no longer a thing for the future. It’s here and working right now, declared chair and presenter Bill Adair on April 12.  Read more »


ISOJ panelists say journalists must overcome lack of trust in media


It’s time for the journalism industry to focus on chipping away at the distrust in media, according to panelists at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


Insider Inc. CEO Henry Blodget moved from experimentation to the evolution of digital media


By Allyson Ortegon

It took years of facing skepticism and relentlessly experimentation, but Insider Inc. CEO Henry Blodget ultimately took the prospect of digital media and turned it into a multimillion-dollar company.  Read more »


Venezuelan site and Colombian news director among recipients of 2019 Ortega y Gasset awards

Venezuelan news site El Pitazo and Colombian news director Darío Arizmendi were recognized by the Ortega y Gasset awards from Spanish newspaper El País. Read more »


'Product Management for Newsroom Leaders:' Sign up now for Knight Center's new online course on 'product thinking'

Newsrooms around the world have been struggling to restructure and create new positions that require skills journalists were not accustomed to having, but which became essencial for media to be competitive in the markets created by the digital revolution. Product Manager is one of those new jobs for journalists. We are offering another online course to help journalists get ready for this new job. Read more »


Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela selected as JSK international fellows

Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela are among the seven international media professionals selected to receive the John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University in the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Natalia Mazotte, executive director of the Open Knowledge Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, is the Knight Latin American Fellow. Read more »


Brazilian journalists receive death threats after publishing reports critical of the Armed Forces

In less than four days, two Brazilian journalists received death threats through social networks after publishing reports critical of the country's past and present Armed Forces. Read more »


Bills in Brazilian Congress propose classification of violence against journalists as heinous crime

In Brazil, one of the ten countries with the highest rate of impunity in crimes against journalists worldwide, three bills underway in Congress propose to toughen the criminal treatment of perpetrators of violence against journalists and press professionals. Read more »


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