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Knight Center’s global conference ISOJ underlines sense of optimism for the future of journalism

The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. Read more »


Google-Knight Center Fellows present media projects during Ibero-American Colloquium for Digital Journalism

After the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, journalists from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula got together on April 6 for the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss the trends and issues brought up during the preceding conference. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss readers’ data and how to tailor stories to them


Publications should publish “all the news that’s fit to print,” as The New York Times coined the slogan back in 1897. But now that the 21st century has ushered readers to read online news, publications are starting to focus on analyzing their readers and changing up their editorial strategies, which will be the subject of one of the panels at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) this year. Read more »


Knight Center’s 15th ISOJ to be most international edition ever with online journalists from 40 countries

With participants from at least 40 countries, the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will be the most international edition of the conference since it started in 1999 at the University of Texas at Austin. Registration was suspended more than a week ago when the venue capacity was reached.  Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: University of Hong Kong’s Ying Chan to talk about the new frontier for journalism in China

With its vast population and the second most important economy in the globe, China has become one of the most important stories worldwide. But it’s not an easy one to cover. 

News reports have discussed at length the current controls of the Communist Party over freedom of expression and flow of information in the country, digital censorship and self-censorship, and the restrictions and crackdowns on both Chinese journalists and foreign correspondents. Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: Jim Bankoff, Vox Media CEO, to talk about how to build a media company in the digital era

Influential journalist Ezra Klein’s decision to leave the Washington Post -- where he created the popular Wonkblog -- and join online publisher Vox Media is the perfect example of the growing importance of the young yet incredibly successful company. Read more »


"Social Media for Journalists," the Knight Center’s newest MOOC, kicks off with 5,500 students

With 5,303 students from 141 countries, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics,” began on Monday, Feb. 3 with the highest number of participants registered to a Knight Center course to date.  On Tuesday, the number of participants in the MOOC passed 5,500 from 147 countries. Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: Jay Rosen to speak on giving advice to journalists and media companies

You could say Jay Rosen is a pro at trying to give useful advice. A journalism professor at New York University who publishes the influential blog PressThink, Rosen has advised students, journalists and executives on journalism issues for 25 years. Last November, Rosen signed up as an advisor to Pierre Omidyar's new venture with Glenn Greenwald, First Look Media. Read more »


Knight Center and Google’s MOOC concludes with hundreds of journalism projects for the web

On Dec. 19, four days after the conclusion of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web," Mexican journalist Luis Cardona launched his site, Diario19.com, an investigative journalism website that seeks to employ journalists who have been displaced by violence in his country. Read more »



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