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Journalists using tools from the future –like blockchain or augmented reality– to enhance, optimize and protect their stories

New technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be important for journalism in the future, and some news organizations are already using them, according to the members of the panel “What’s Next: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism” from the 2018 International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post's Marty Baron

At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every single day.” Read more »


ISOJ 2018 offers lessons about business models, informative products and forming authentic connections with readers


In the context of the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked Ismael Nafría, a former journalist in residence at the Center and author of “La reinvención de The New York Times,” to prepare a summary of the main lessons taken away from the conference. Read more »


New Google tools will help journalists generate revenue, optimize their work and increase security

Aware of the challenges faced by journalism worldwide, Google works to develop tools that help journalists to promote and facilitate their work. Read more »


Researchers explore changing habits of thought among journalists at ISOJ 2018


The future vision of journalism is looking at new ways in which communities are covered, stories are framed and metrics affect different dynamics of the field. This is according to researchers who presented at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 13. Read more »


Digital news panel at ISOJ explores diverse revenue streams to support quality journalism


It is no secret that the decline in advertising revenue for news organizations has had a devastating impact on journalism around the world. In order to continue telling stories that matter, news organizations are pursuing diverse streams of revenue. Read more »


Research highlights differences among journalists’ methods, precarious status of profession & evolution of renowned publication


Journalism was examined through a critical lens during the ISOJ 2018 research panel “Cultural change: Telling stories, shaping identity and normalizing precarity” on April 14.

Academics — American and European — delved into the evolving nature of journalism from individual journalists to major publications. Read more »


CNN Digital Worldwide editor-in-chief: In a transforming news industry, media need to promote journalists’ growth


The news cycle and industry have dramatically shifted in the last several years and news organizations should continue to mirror these transitions, according to Meredith Artley, senior vice president and editor-in-chief for CNN Digital Worldwide. Read more »


How audio, voice-activated technology are changing relationships with audiences


An all-women panel closed out the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with insights on the future and potential of audio storytelling. Read more »


ISOJ panelists expose ‘fake news,’ highlight tools and practices to improve flows of accurate information


Jennifer Preston, former social media editor at the New York Times and vice-president of journalism at the Knight Foundation, introduced the ISOJ panel on trust, by underlying the foundation’s commitment to finding ways to battle misinformation in the journalism sphere. Read more »


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