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Google News Lab launches operations in Latin America to help journalists with tools and training

Google News Lab, the team at Google that collaborates with journalists and media in the creation of information, is expanding its activity in the Latin American market. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Researchers share developments in journalism, media practices and audience building

Kathleen McElroy, associate director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, chaired the research panel “Diving deep into the layers of journalism, the journalism practice and its audiences” where panelists discussed new journalism practices and strategies to build audience. The panel took place during the second day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) held in Austin, Texas. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Podcasts can positively transform the way the audience interacts with media

Although podcasts have been used for a little more than ten years, both by various digital platforms and by the news media, but mainly by the radio - its narrative prestige in journalism is fairly recent. Read more »


Journalists from Ibero-America share innovation projects at the Knight Center’s Colloquium on Digital Journalism

(This article covers half of the journalists who spoke at the colloquium. Please check our site for additional coverage.)

Innovation is opening up more and more paths in traditional and digital media in the Spanish-speaking world thanks to interesting journalistic projects in Latin America and Spain, which have gradually found ways to tackle technological and funding challenges. Read more »


"Innovative Journalism in Latin America": new free ebook in Spanish from the Knight Center is available; download it now

Coinciding with the 10th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published the book "Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” in digital format on Sunday, April 23. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Researchers highlight online journalism trends during breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques for engaging audiences. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue.

This was the topic of the panel, “The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have changed from print-centric to digital-centric,” on day two of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Panelists look at successes and limitations of innovative video formats, including Facebook Live and VR

The audience at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) heard from journalists, professors and media directors about how news organizations can use innovative video formats to inform and engage with audiences.

This was part of the panel “Video everywhere: From live coverage to VR, 360 and other innovative formats,” moderated by UT Austin School of Journalism director R.B. Brenner. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel "Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology was created to help journalists in their work and that they are reliant on humans to operate. Read more »


Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


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