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Topic “technology”

ISOJ 2016: Yoani Sánchez explains how technology has made Cubans more free

A USB memory stick or flash drive represents freedom for many Cubans. Blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez stated this during the opening panel on the second day of the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2016: No holding back from Re/code’s irrepressible Kara Swisher and her views on Silicon Valley and digital trends

Re/code co-founder and executive editor Kara Swisher offered her cutting analysis of Silicon Valley and the digital future in a wide-ranging and often hilariously profane address before the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Read more »


GlobalGirl Media seeks to empower a new generation of Brazilian girls through their media training program

GlobalGirl Media (GGM), a U.S.-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women through the media, is fundraising for a new initiative in São Paulo, Brazil.  The program focuses on the links between sexuality and technology and aims to provide girls with a channel for voicing their opinions through journalism and other media. Read more »


U.S. media defend drone journalism from federal government, arguing freedom of the press

On Tuesday, May 6, top media companies in the United States accused the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) of obstructing freedom of speech and of the press with its broad policies prohibiting the use of drones for newsgathering. Read more »


ISOJ panelists showcase drones, sensors, bots and other innovative journalism tools

The first group of panelists for the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism was not shy about showcasing their wearable sensor gadgets, story-writing algorithms, wrist-mounted cameras and even a remote-controlled drone.  Read more »


Amid debate over relevance of journalism schools, foundations call for "teaching hospital" model of education in U.S.

An open letter to U.S. university presidents from a group of foundations that fund journalism initiatives called on journalism and communications schools to adopt a "teaching hospital" model of education, according to the Knight Blog. Read more »


ISOJ speaker discusses the fusion of content and technology in the newsroom

In his keynote speech titled “Rethinking newsrooms – why the intersection of technology and content is our next challenge,” Raju Narisetti, Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, stressed that journalists should find ways to bring technology and content together to create an exciting experience for the audience. Read more »


Growth in popularity of handheld devices leads to growth in readership

With the recent increase in popularity of mobile technology, the percentage of people getting their news from mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and e-readers, is also on a steady incline. Consequently, not only is the number of readers using these devices as gateways for daily news increasing, but also the percentage of news circulation, overall, is on the rise, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project released April 5. Read more »


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