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Topic “ISOJ 2016”

14 lessons from ISOJ 2016 discussed during the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism


By Ismael Nafría*

The 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), a conference about online journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in the city of Austin, Texas from April 15 to 16, advocated for the discovery of issues currently of concern to digital media around the world. Read more »


Journalists from traditional media discuss the transition to digital at Knight Center’s Ibero-American Colloquium

Nearly one hundred journalists from 13 Latin American countries, the United States and Spain gathered on Sunday, April 17 at the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, thanks to support from Google. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Yoani Sánchez explains how technology has made Cubans more free

A USB memory stick or flash drive represents freedom for many Cubans. Blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez stated this during the opening panel on the second day of the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Bots and messaging applications continue to evolve, meeting the audience where they are, say experts

People in creative industries, including the news media, have become increasingly excited about the future of bots and messaging applications and how they might be used to meet audiences in the digital spaces where they spend their time, heard the audience at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Virtual reality has potential to enhance storytelling but logistics are uncertain, journalism experts state


By David Maly

Journalism experts expressed optimism for the future of virtual reality in the field during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, stating that much is still uncertain and current issues include the skills required to produce content, its availability to the public, cost and developing ethical standards around the storytelling tool. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Scholars discuss omnipresent journalism, digital native media, sensational headlines and reluctance to comment


By Kyser Lough

The second research panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, included topics such as digital native media, omnipresent journalism, sensational headline writing and the “spiral of silence” possibly impacting online news forums.

Kathleen McElroy, assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, led the discussion. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: From newsgames in Russia, to citizen journalism in Kenya, creative journalists confront hostile media environments

From a media outlet that pays citizens to report from remote areas of Kenya to a portal that uses humor as its main strategy to inform Russians, journalism faces different challenges in different cultural and social contexts. Creativity, however, seems to be a common skill that media entrepreneurs shared in addressing their problems at theInternational Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: No holding back from Re/code’s irrepressible Kara Swisher and her views on Silicon Valley and digital trends

Re/code co-founder and executive editor Kara Swisher offered her cutting analysis of Silicon Valley and the digital future in a wide-ranging and often hilariously profane address before the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Researchers cover security and use of Twitter, accountability journalism and virtual reality storytelling


By Kyser Lough

The first research panel discussion at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, covered topics ranging from accountability journalism, journalists’ security and use of Twitter, and the employment of virtual worlds in storytelling. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Success of nonprofit news organizations rests on investing in storytelling, says ISOJ panel

Collaboration and diversity — heard throughout the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) — are key to the business model for non-profit news organizations, which can lead to ground-breaking coverage like The Panama Papers, said panelists on Friday, April 15, 2016. Read more »


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