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Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell implores journalists to work together to solve the industry’s problems

The journalism industry is in desperate need of change, according to Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell during her keynote speech April 22 the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Read more »


Journalists tackle accountability in the Trump Era on first day of ISOJ

The 2016 presidential election left many readers with a distrust of the media, who, in their eyes, made a gross misjudgment of the outcome. This left journalists with two big questions: How can they continue holding public officials accountable despite public distrust? What can journalists do better? Read more »


ISOJ 2017 panelists to discuss the future of VR and 360 video as technology becomes more accessible, affordable

Over the past year, virtual reality and 360 video have taken viewers everywhere from the 6x9 foot space of a cell in solitary confinement to Mars. Though the technology has existed for years, it’s become increasingly popular and accessible, with Facebook announcing in March that users would be able to livestream 360 video. Read more »


Solutions Journalism: Pre-ISOJ workshop teaches how to shift focus of reporting from problems to problem solving

In 2014, journalist Meg Kissinger wrote a series called “Chronic Crisis” — an in-depth examination of Milwaukee’s mental health system. But Kissinger didn’t just write about the problem, she provided a solution. Read more »


Conversational journalism: ISOJ 2017 will discuss how bots and artificial intelligence are changing news delivery

During the 2016 election, New York Times political correspondent Nicholas Confessore sat at his desk scripting conversations with readers almost every day. His conversations were then plugged into The New York Times politics bot where readers could interact with “Nick” and follow his reporting through a series of prompted questions.   Read more »


Freedom of the press also targeted virtually in Venezuela, where cyberattacks can force independent sites offline

This story has been updated to reflect the nature of the accusations against Vice President Tareck El Aissami. 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 »


ISOJ 2017: Panelists will discuss the podcast boom and how news organizations can jump on the bandwagon

Since the debut of investigative reporting podcast Serial, more Americans than ever are listening to podcasts. Read more »


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