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Check out the program for ISOJ 2018 and register now to participate in this unique global conference on online journalism

The program for 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism is now available. ISOJ 2018 features more than 60 speakers from around the world who will explain and explore the latest innovations and trends in digital journalism.

“We made it again!” said professor Rosental Alves, who has been organizing this unique global conference at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication School of Journalism since 1999. Read more »


'Election coverage in the digital age': Sign up now for Knight Center's next free online course in Spanish

Latin America is heading to the polls in 2018.

More than 350 million voters in the region will elect new presidents this year and that means big coverage plans and long hours for newsrooms across the Americas. But, recent elections in other parts of the world have shown that the expansion of technology also presents new challenges for journalists and news consumers in election years. Read more »


Keynote panel to discuss & debate the question: Are newspapers in a post-advertising era?

This year’s ISOJ will kick off on Friday, April 13, with a keynote panel that will explore the question: Are we entering a post-advertising era in media? Read more »


Meredith Artley, Ben Smith & Marty Baron to serve as keynotes at this year’s ISOJ

At the 19th annual ISOJ we’ll hear from keynote speakers who are leading some of the country’s top news organizations. Read more »


Journalist and author Gary Neeleman to speak about trilogy of books on Brazil-U.S. Relations

As part of the Knight Center Speaker Series, journalist and author Gary Neeleman will discuss the trilogy of non-fiction books he and his wife Rose Neeleman wrote about U.S.-Brazil relations from the years after the U.S. Civil War to WWII.
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Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles joins Knight Center for documentary screening and Q&A

Brazilian documentary filmmaker João Moreira Salles will join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas for a screening of his latest project, “No Intenso Agora" (In The Intense Now), followed by a Q&A moderated by RTF professor and documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler. Read more »

Journalism scholars from around the globe will convene in Austin in April 2018

What is the mindset of journalists in today’s digital newsrooms? How do they approach their work in this complicated era? These questions will be discussed at this year’s ISOJ in April by a group of leading global journalism scholars. Read more »


Registration is now open for ISOJ 2018

*Registration is now closed for ISOJ 2018. However, live streaming will be available at isoj.org, as well as on YouTube and Facebook. Read more »


Join the revolution in conversational journalism: Register now for ‘Building Bots for Journalism,’ a free online course

With so many distribution platforms for news, news companies are looking for ways to reach consumers in more personal and immediate ways. Enter the somewhat unexpected answer: the bot.

Bots have been a buzzword for journalists in recent years because of their abilities to reach readers on platforms consumers are already using on a daily basis: SMS text, Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Facebook Messenger. Read more »


15 of the most read, shared, liked and reTweeted posts from the Journalism in the Americas blog in 2017

As we start 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most important, as well as widely read, shared and liked stories on the Knight Center’s Journalism in the Americas blog.

These stories looked at entrepreneurial successes, business strategies for sustainability, creative storytelling formats, digital security, development of new reporting tools and more. As always, they also included freedom of expression issues, including violence and legal cases against the press. Read more »


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