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At ISOJ 2017, Axios’ CEO Jim VandeHei emphasizes the need for more collaboration between all departments of media companies

Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei kicked off the first day of the 18thInternational Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with a call for news outlets to embrace “synchronicity,” all departments — business, editorial, advertising and technology — working together for a common cause. Read more »


Beyond the news: Brazilian site innovates by investing in contextual and multidisciplinary journalism

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Founded by a social scientist, an engineer and a journalist, Brazilian news site Nexo was born as a multidisciplinary venture, with the aim of innovating in the form and approach of information. The proposal: leave aside breaking coverage and bet on journalism of context, made by professionals from different areas, that explains the news through multimedia, interactive and data reports. Read more »


ISOJ 2017 panelists to discuss the future of VR and 360 video as technology becomes more accessible, affordable

Over the past year, virtual reality and 360 video have taken viewers everywhere from the 6x9 foot space of a cell in solitary confinement to Mars. Though the technology has existed for years, it’s become increasingly popular and accessible, with Facebook announcing in March that users would be able to livestream 360 video. Read more »


Vox publisher Melissa Bell ready to tackle issues facing the media in her ISOJ 2017 keynote address

Vox Media’s publisher, Melissa Bell, will be armed with a number of possible solutions to improve connections between news outlets and audiences that she will share during her keynote address on Saturday, April 22, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


New editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen will talk about her vision for The Huffington Post at ISOJ 2017

A former New York Times foreign correspondent, who has been shaking things up as the new editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be the second keynote speaker on April 21, the opening day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Venezuelan journalist arrested while covering protest against the government remains in jail and will be tried

Young Venezuelan journalist Yonathan Guédez (22), arrested on April 10 along with 30 protesters in one of the Venezuelan social demonstrations against the recent measures adopted by the Supreme Court, remains in prison, according to various local and national media outlets. Read more »


Crime reporter killed in Baja California Sur is fourth journalist killed in Mexico in the past two months

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios, also known as Max Rodríguez, is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico in less than two months.

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More than 1,700 judges and other justice operators already accepted for online course on freedom of expression

There are 1,738 magistrates, judges and other justice operators from Latin America who have been accepted to take part in the fifth edition of the course “International legal framework on freedom of expression, access to information and protection of journalists,” which will start May 8. Applications are still open for the course, which will be conducted in Spanish. Read more »


Solutions Journalism: Pre-ISOJ workshop teaches how to shift focus of reporting from problems to problem solving

In 2014, journalist Meg Kissinger wrote a series called “Chronic Crisis” — an in-depth examination of Milwaukee’s mental health system. But Kissinger didn’t just write about the problem, she provided a solution. Read more »


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