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ISOJ 2017: News startups and new business models innovate in search for sustainability

To close the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists and researchers put news startups and sustainability at center stage.

Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University, moderated the panel, “News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability,” on April 22, 2017. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Researchers highlight online journalism trends during breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques for engaging audiences. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Huffington Post’s Lydia Polgreen offers plan to reach the “unnewsed”

Lydia Polgreen, editor-in chief of The Huffington Post, unveiled her plan at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 21 to revolutionize news consumption by creating platforms that appeal to the masses who do not usually follow the news. Read more »


Attacks on journalists in Mexico are a symbol of a damaged democracy, says Carmen Aristegui

Carmen Aristegui, one of Mexico’s most well-known journalists, said her country “is experiencing a profound crisis in terms of human rights, including killings and disappearances of journalists and [other] people.” Read more »


Violence against Mexican journalists now concentrated in the southern states, with Veracruz in the spotlight

In the last decade, Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries of the world for journalists, largely due to the so-called War on Drugs in the northern region that borders the United States.

Press freedom advocacy organizations, however, noticed a change in the geography of attacks against journalists, which have become more common in southern states. Another change is that the suspects in the attacks are not members of drug cartels, but public officials and police officers. Read more »


New project aims to make independent news more accessible for Cubans

Cuban journalist Elaine Diaz has strategized a way to distribute independent news content to the masses in Cuba, a place where reaching a diverse audience is difficult due to limited accessibility to the Internet and restrictions on content.

Diaz plans to formally launch Periodismo de Barrio this October via “paquetes semanales,” external hard drives commonly used by Cubans to share online information. The project will also be available online. Read more »


Pro-government bloggers target female journalists in Trinidad and Tobago

Several female journalists in Trinidad and Tobago have been the targets of social media attacks in the past few months as a result of their investigations into suspicious behavior in the public administration. These attacks come months ahead of the general elections slated to take place in September. Read more »


ISOJ panel: Digital journalism offers challenges and opportunities for women leaders and entrepreneurs

In a traditionally male-dominated world, women are breaking barriers in entrepreneurship. This was the focus of a panel at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) where six women, leaders from around the world in online journalism, discussed how they are revolutionizing the news media as well as the challenges they face along the way. Read more »


Reformatting business models is key for journalism to survive, news executives tell ISOJ crowd

Executives from a variety of media organizations spoke at the 16th International Symposium on Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday about the importance of reformatting business models to meet the constant changes journalism faces in the digital era. Read more »


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