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Storify: ISOJ panel examines journalists' toolbox

This Storify captures just a few of the tweets coming from the first research panel on the first day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism. The panel discussed journalism ethics, community engagement and the role of social media in the new digital era.

The panel included: Read more »


Mexican digital newspaper disabled by frequent cyberattacks


The Mexican digital newspaper Noticaribe suffered multiple cyberattacks that disabled its website for weeks, reported the freedom of expression organization Article 19. Read more »


Demanding re-thinking of journalism, Google's top journalist kicks off 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism

Journalism’s future can be stronger and better, but only if journalists comprehensively re-think every facet of what they do, said Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, during the opening keynote address at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday, April 20. Read more »


U.S. government expresses concern about press situation in Argentina

The United States government expressed concern about the press situation in Argentina during a conference about freedom of expression in the world on Wednesday, April 18, reported the newspaper La Razón. Read more »


Brazilian political journalist suffers assassination attempt

Brazilian journalist Roberto Jorge Guimaro avoided an assassination attempt on his way to work at the news site Maracaju Speed, located in the city of Maracaju, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the news site MS Record on Monday, April 16. Read more »


Latin America lacks legislation protecting online freedom of expression, book says


"Toward a Censorship-Free Internet ("Hacia una internet libre de censura" in Spanish) is an online book available via free download that analyzes legislation in Latin America addressing freedom of expression and Internet censorship. Read more »


13th International Symposium on Online Journalism to stream live

More than 200 journalists, scholars and media executives from around the world are on their way to the University of Texas at Austin for the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The annual conference, April 20-21, is a unique blend of academic research with perspectives from leading practitioners in the online journalism industry. Read more »


Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking journalists to discuss digital journalism at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium

Journalists, media executives, and scholars from Spain, Portugal and various countries throughout the Americas will gather Sunday, April 22, for the Fifth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


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