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Follow #ISOJ2019 via livestreaming at isoj.org and through social media

Live streaming of the 20th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will be available at isoj.org in English and Spanish from April 12 to 13, 2019.

The annual conference, which brings together journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world, takes place at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


Registration for ISOJ 2019 is now closed, but sessions will be streamed live at isoj.org

We've reached capacity for the 20th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and registration is now closed.

If you were not able to register, live streaming of the conference on April 12 and 13 will be available via isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Read more »


Learn how to identify and verify what you see on the web: Sign up for free online course 'Navigating Misinformation'

Massive, country-wide protests are planned and it would be impossible to have correspondents placed at each demonstration.

Like many newsrooms these days, you plan to comb social media for photo and video evidence that can provide a national picture of what's going on. Read more »


Learn to see the other in the age of selfie: Sign up for free online course on documentary photography

An ever-increasing number of people have powerful tools in their pockets or purses that can document the world around them. However, much of the time, the lenses of our phones or cameras are focused on ourselves. The latest course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will show how to get out of selfie mode to tell other people’s stories through documentary photography. Read more »


White House press corps members to close ISOJ with discussion on covering the president in the age of Twitter

What’s it like to cover a president who bypasses traditional modes of communication and breaks news on Twitter? How do White House correspondents navigate this new normal, and what challenges does it present to their jobs and the public’s access to information?

These are some of the questions we’ll explore during the ISOJ panel, “Covering an online president: White House press corps in the age of Twitter.” Read more »


Check out the lineup of great speakers and the main topics of ISOJ 2019. Early bird discounted registration is open.

The 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism will feature some of the most creative and innovative minds in the field of digital journalism. Read more »


How to Use Your Phone to Produce Great Videos & Build a Social Audience: Sign up for MOOC on mobile journalism

When Yusuf Omar spoke to a crowd of media executives, academics and journalists last April in Austin, he told them “Our future is in our ability to curate and aggregate and listen to the voices of mobile storytellers around the world.” Read more »


Registration is now closed for ISOJ 2019

Registration for ISOJ 2019 is now closed, but live streaming will be available on isoj.org.

This year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of ISOJ, a unique global conference that brings together professional journalists, media executives, digital news innovators and academic researchers from around the world. Read more »


News Algorithms: Sign up now for this free online course, learn about the impact of AI and automation on journalism

Newsrooms around the world are using automation to produce earnings reports, identify fact-checkable statements, and provide updates on court cases, among other functions. It’s now imperative that journalists understand the power and pitfalls of these technologies.

In the Knight Center’s upcoming free online course, students will learn about how news media are using algorithms, automation and AI to do journalism and how they can apply these tools in their own work. Read more »


Knight Center year in review: In 2018, we reached 40,000 students through our online courses, covered journalism in LA and more

As we look back on 2018, we’re reminded of how many journalists are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills, share best practices, and network with colleagues online and in person.

These opportunities are at the heart of what we do at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and they align with our goal of helping journalists from around the world who want to improve the quality of journalism in their countries. In 2018, we accomplished this goal through a mix of professional training, organizational capacity building, conferences, and publications. Read more »


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