The Knight Center sponsors and/or organizes a variety of events in the region. We work with other independent journalism organizations in the Americas to host specialized training programs and to organize journalism conferences around shared goals of professionalization and press freedom. We also host conferences, workshops, and lectures at the University of Texas, most notably the annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.
The Knight Center closed registration for ISOJ 2017 after reaching capacity for the 18th edition of the global conference.
However, live streaming of the conference will be available on YouTube and Facebook, as well as isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. For updates, you can also follow us on Twitter at @ISOJ2017 or with #ISOJ2017. News will also be available on Snapchat. Read more »
Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei to open ISOJ 2017; conference is sold-out, but live video will be available
Jim VandeHei knows how to make a splash with digital news, making him a solid choice to kick-off the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 21. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: Panel will discuss how fact checking moved from the sidelines of journalism to front and center
Following the 2016 presidential election, fact-checking journalism came out on top. While fact checking is common during every election, the race between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton resulted in a wider adoption. The Washington Post launched a tweet fact-checking extension and PolitiFact saw the highest number of page views in its history. Read more »
Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event
The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both countries. Their bilingual conversation will apply those themes to digital strategy, social media and political coverage of controversial issues including migration and violent crime. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: International hackathon will develop tools for accountability journalism to improve trust with readers
Two years ago, journalist Albertine Piels set up her first website in an attempt to gauge interest in coding among other reporters and to build a following for her first hackathon. Within hours, hundreds of people had rushed to the site. Read more »