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We are in the era of data, which holds seemingly limitless opportunities for finding and telling important stories.

But sorting through huge amounts of information, making sense of the numbers and statistics, and finding a way to communicate that data in an easily comprehensible manner is not easy if you do not know where to start. Read more »


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Editors now expect reporters on every news desk to know how to find and use databases to uncover and explain complex topics. However, knowing where to start or how to best manage the data is a major challenge. Additionally, many of the resulting stories are dry, technical and lack the ability to engage readers. Read more »


Learning to Live with the Narco: stories of fear told in a new journalistic project in Mexico

“Since the government of Felipe Calderón declared ‘war’ against organized crime, the Mexican media have covered disappearances and deaths, but we forgot to narrate the day after.” So explains the introduction of the new Mexican digital portal Learning to Live with the Narco, or drug trafficker. Read more »


Screens, not physical media, dominate culture, Robert Picard tells ISOJ audience

Screens have replaced physical media as the “primary technologies for media content and communication,” said Robert Picard, with the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, during his keynote address at the International Symposium on Onlin Read more »


#ISOJ tweets provide backdrop for researchers’ discussion of Twitter’s use by journalists, activists and the public


By Brittney Martin

Dozens of conference goers live-tweeted the presentations at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) over the weekend, and a stream of tweets including the #ISOJ hashtag served as the backdrop for most of the conference’s question-and-answer segments. So, it was only fitting that the final panel of the two-day event on Saturday, April 18, was literally “All about the Twitter.” Read more »


Changes in journalism structures, systems and processes addressed by researchers at ISOJ


By João Felipe Brum

Knowing how to deal with transformations and experimenting with new possibilities is crucial for the survival of journalism. This is one of the main lessons offered by the research panel, “The changing tide in journalism structures, systems and processes,” at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday. Read more »


Univision and Fusion aim to build trust among Hispanics, says CEO Isaac Lee at ISOJ

What makes Univision successful within the Hispanic community?

“Trust.” Read more »


Researchers at ISOJ analyze international attempts at news engagement


By João Felipe Brum

The multiple ways through which audiences can engage with news content was the topic debated during the research panel that closed the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday. Read more »


Collaboration and framing help develop an audience, editors tell ISOJ audience


By Brittney Martin

Media engagement experts stressed the importance of collaboration and framing during an afternoon session Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) about developing an audience.

Editors from The Washington Post, The New York Times, Mashable and The Verge discussed how they reach out through social media, produce content on new platforms and develop interactive content to draw in news consumers. Read more »


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