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The Knight Center features stories about our courses, workshops, conferences, and e-books, as well as updates from the journalism organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that were created or strengthened with our support. You can follow this content through our blog, newsletter, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or by checking back here often.

When facing distorted information, journalists must report, not resist, says BuzzFeed editor-in-chief

If you’re trying to do good reporting in 2018, you have to push back on the deluge of distorted information coming out of the White House and its media allies, said Ben SmithBuzzFeed‘s editor-in-chief during his April 14 keynote speech at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. Read more »


Newsletters create meaningful connections with news enthusiasts via email

With the seeming omnipresence of news and other media, newsletters are a tool to engage with audiences in a brief and an intimate way, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 14, 2018. Read more »


Keynote panel opens ISOJ 2018 by discussing newspapers in a post-advertising era

When Jim Moroney, the chairman, president and CEO of A. H. Belo Corporation, asked the audience at the 19thInternational Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) if anyone is paying for their local journalism through digital advertising, nobody raised their hands. Read more »


ISOJ panelists will dig deep into journalists’ use of tech tools such as AI, AR, blockchain and machine learning

The panel — WHAT’S NEXT: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism — will be chaired by Mia Tramz, managing editor of LIFE VR, a virtual reality initiative launched by Meredith, formerly Time Inc. Read more »


Registration is closed for ISOJ 2018

We’ve reached capacity for the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and registration is now closed. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss different ways journalism is embracing audio to engage readers

More than a century after Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated the commercial potential of radio telegraph signals, audio is now seen as the latest platform that could improve engagement between news organizations and audiences, a topic to be tackled by a Saturday afternoon panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism.

The panel — AUDIO: From podcasts to Alexa, Hey Google and Siri, journalism is raising the voice — will be chaired by Kathleen Kingsbury, deputy editorial page editor at The New York Times. Read more »

ISOJ will offer simultanous translation to Spanish thanks to Univision News

The 2018 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which will host prominent panelists from the media industry and academia to discuss the current trends in digital journalism around the world, will again have simultaneous translation to Spanish thanks to conference sponsor Univision News. Read more »


Trust and verification in an age of misinformation: Register now for Knight Center’s new online course. It’s free!

If news headlines and journalism conference panels are any indication, trust and misinformation are huge issues facing journalism and the media industry. And there may be a good reason for it.

According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, media is now the least-trusted institution globally and seven in 10 people “worry about false information or fake news being used as a weapon.” Read more »


Risk and security in journalism in Latin America: new free course in Spanish. Register now!

For years, Latin America has been one of the most dangerous regions for journalism. In 2017 alone, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least eight journalists were murdered in the region for exercising their work, although the organization is investigating at least six more cases. Read more »


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