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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 »


Reformatting business models is key for journalism to survive, news executives tell ISOJ crowd


By Mariana Muñoz

Executives from a variety of media organizations spoke at the 16th International Symposium on Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday about the importance of reformatting business models to meet the constant changes journalism faces in the digital era. Read more »


New storytelling platform — virtual reality — popular at ISOJ


By Teresa Mioli

Attendees at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) formed long lines Friday to test virtual reality (VR) as a storytelling platform. Read more »


Mobile media must pay heed to speed, context and users’ experiences, professionals suggest at ISOJ


By Carola Guerrero De León

Speed, content and personalization, these are the things media companies need to prioritize if they want to succeed in today’s mobile revolution — a hot topic during the afternoon of the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Monetize everyday “moments,” Google executive tells ISOJ audience


Bonita Stewart, vice president, Americas, partner business solutions at Google, told the ISOJ audience at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, that people no longer go online, they live online. Read more »


ISOJ Keynote: Politico editor Susan Glasser will bring a report from Washington on "editing while disrupting"

Veteran journalist Susan Glasser, editor of Politico, will be giving the keynote address on the Friday afternoon of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) set for Austin, Texas, April 17-18. Read more »


ISOJ panel will delve into virtual-reality journalism and 3D storytelling

There is a lot to discover, learn, and even disagree with during two jam-packed days at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), but a panel on virtual reality (VR) journalism may be one of most anticipated in the 16 years of this event, which will be held April 17-18 at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


Two Bolivian journalists threatened after reporting on police scandals


Two Bolivian TV journalists received threats after investigating police corruption in central Cochabamba state, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The threats were notes attached to the apartment doors of José Miguel Manzaneda and Escarley Pacheco, reporters for La Red ATB, one of Bolivia's largest TV stations. Read more »


ISOJ registration is closed but livestreaming in English and Spanish will be available

The 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, is sold out, but this unique gathering of professional and academics will be livestreamed on the ISOJ website. There will be two live video streams available, the original in English and a second with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6. Read more »


Journalists in Nicaragua face silence, secrecy from Ortega government


April 1 was a day like any other for Nicaraguan journalists. A day of silence, of censorship. At the beginning of the month, the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, celebrated 3,000 days without an open press conference, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). ​ Read more »


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