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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 »


Trends in online journalism research highlights the importance of audiences and engagement


With journalism currently battling social media, there has been the question and research into how journalists and newsrooms have been engaging with their audience.

The panel “Research breakfast: Trends in Online Journalism Research” was held on the second day of the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). This panel included five professors talking about their research. Read more »


Top academic paper at ISOJ identifies differences between ‘news makers’ and ‘storytellers’

A study involving the differences between “news makers” and “storytellers” — according to journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands — was named the top academic paper at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13, the first day of the two-day conference in Austin, Texas. Read more »


ISOJ panel says planning, content and format are key elements for video journalism online

Even though video continues to be an important tool to tell stories in digital journalism, the media must take into account that format, planning and content are fundamental elements of any story.

This was the conclusion of the panelists in the session “Video: Cracking the Code for Successful Video Online,” chaired by Trei Brundrett, chief operating officer and co-founder of Vox Media, during the 2018 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


When facing distorted information, journalists must report, not resist, says BuzzFeed editor-in-chief


If you’re trying to do good reporting in 2018, you have to push back on the deluge of distorted information coming out of the White House and its media allies, said Ben SmithBuzzFeed‘s editor-in-chief during his April 14 keynote speech at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists


Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. Read more »


Newsletters create meaningful connections with news enthusiasts via email


With the seeming omnipresence of news and other media, newsletters are a tool to engage with audiences in a brief and an intimate way, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 14, 2018. Read more »


Keynote panel opens ISOJ 2018 by discussing newspapers in a post-advertising era

When Jim Moroney, the chairman, president and CEO of A. H. Belo Corporation, asked the audience at the 19thInternational Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) if anyone is paying for their local journalism through digital advertising, nobody raised their hands. Read more »


Government of Ecuador confirms deaths of two journalists and driver from newspaper El Comercio, kidnapped by FARC dissidents

"With deep regret, I regret to report that the assassination of our compatriots has been confirmed," Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno wrote on his Twitter account on the early afternoon of Friday, April 13. The president publicly confirmed the death of the two journalists and the driver from newspaper El Comercio, who were kidnapped at the end of March by a dissident group of the FARC. Read more »


Memetic Media innovates in design and distribution and focuses on digital journalism for young audiences in Paraguay

From the Paraguayan capital of Asunción, a group of professionals –including journalists, designers, illustrators and photographers– has been working for the last three years to build new digital journalistic narratives aimed at the country’s youth. Memetic Media, a non-profit association founded in 2016, brings together three media projects that share innovations in format, language and journalistic approach. The intent is to engage those neglected audiences, according to the editors. Read more »


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