On Thursday, April 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced plans to continue its campaign to decriminalize defamation in the Caribbean countries of Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, with missions to each country scheduled this summer. Read more »
Crimes against journalists and arbitrary, intolerant governments hamper Latin American press, says IAPA
On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.” Read more »
During the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the third edition of the #ISOJ journal was launched, showcasing peer-reviewed academic research exploring the use of innovative technologies in the newsroom. Read more »
Largest-ever Int'l. Symposium on Online Journalism spotlights evolving media industry and innovation in newsrooms
A record -- 296 -- number of journalists, media executives, technology experts, and scholars from 22 countries across the globe registered for the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), held Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, at the University of Texas at Austin. Participants in the unique annual conference, which unites industry perspectives with academic research, spotlighted the ever-evolving media environment, and the need for more innovation in journalism. Read more »
Practitioners panel discusses the increasing impact of social media on journalism on the second day of ISOJ
How are we using social media to sell our news stories? That was the main question during the second practitioners’ panel on the second day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism held at the University of Texas at Austin.
In his keynote speech titled “Rethinking newsrooms – why the intersection of technology and content is our next challenge,” Raju Narisetti, Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, stressed that journalists should find ways to bring technology and content together to create an exciting experience for the audience. Read more »
How to monetize online journalism? UT professor shares some ideas on the second day of the 13th edition of ISOJ
“How to monetize online journalism?”, was the question posed by keynote speaker Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation and Murchinson Fellow of Free Enterprise at The University of Texas at Austin, during the opening of the second day at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism on Saturday, April 21. Read more »
The founders of entrepreneurial news organizations presented their ideas on innovation at the second practitioner's panel "Innovation and Entrepreneurialism: Are Journalists and News Organizations Learning from Tech Startups?" during the opening day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »
Storify: ISOJ keynote presentation on the tablet audience and panel on innovation and entrepreneurialism in journalism
The following Storify summarizes the second keynote presentation and the second practitioners' panel on the first day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism.