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Mark your calendars! The 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism will take place April 15-16, 2016 at The University of Texas at Austin campus.

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2015 Symposium News

International online journalists continue to inform citizens despite threats of censorship and violence, ISOJ gathering told

By: Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

Brave, hard-headed, persistent, and possessed with a good sense of humor.

These are the characteristics shared by eight international journalists who talked about the challenges they face trying to inform the public, said Maria Teresa Ronderos, director of the Independent Journalism program at Open Society Foundations.


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Posted Apr 19, 2015 15:26

Screens, not physical media, dominate culture, Robert Picard tells ISOJ audience

By: Teresa Mioli

Screens have replaced physical media as the “primary technologies for media content and communication,” said Robert Picard, with the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, during his keynote address at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 18.


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Posted Apr 19, 2015 14:39

#ISOJ tweets provide backdrop for researchers’ discussion of Twitter’s use by journalists, activists and the public

By: Brittney Martin

Dozens of conference goers live-tweeted the presentations at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) over the weekend, and a stream of tweets including the #ISOJ hashtag served as the backdrop for most of the conference’s question-and-answer segments.

So, it was only fitting that the final panel of the two-day event on Saturday, April 18, was literally “All about the Twitter.”


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Posted Apr 19, 2015 14:13

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

By: Mariana Muñoz

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.


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Posted Apr 19, 2015 13:32

Changes in journalism structures, systems and processes addressed by researchers at ISOJ

By: João Felipe Brum

Knowing how to deal with transformations and experimenting with new possibilities is crucial for the survival of journalism. This is one of the main lessons offered by the research panel, “The changing tide in journalism structures, systems and processes,” at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 17:00

Virtual reality journalism helps audiences experience the news, ISOJ attendees hear

By: Brittney Martin

Through detailed descriptions, imagery and narrative ledes, reporters use words daily to draw readers into a story.

News consumers can be more immersed thanks to interactive and digital journalism, but virtual reality takes that notion a step further by seemingly physically putting people on the scene where news happens, a group heard at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday at the Blanton Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 16:04

ISOJ academics debate journalism within the age of digital disruption

By: Travis Knoll

Journalism researchers struggled to find the relationship between technology, the public, and news writers at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 15:38

Univision and Fusion aim to build trust among Hispanics, says CEO Isaac Lee at ISOJ

By: Silvia Higuera

What makes Univision successful within the Hispanic community?

“Trust.”

That was the answer that Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for Univision Communications Inc. and CEO of Fusion, gave during his keynote presentation “Engaging new audiences: Hispanics and millenials” on the second day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 14:21

Researchers at ISOJ analyze international attempts at news engagement

By: João Felipe Brum

The multiple ways through which audiences can engage with news content was the topic debated during the research panel that closed the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 12:43

Compelling and original reporting are part of disrupting journalism, Politico editor suggests at ISOJ

By: Teresa Mioli

Despite most of the day’s focus on page clicks and adapting journalism to new formats and platforms, Politico editor Susan Glasser told ISOJ attendees Friday that great original journalism is at the heart of the organization’s “disruption” of the industry.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 11:47

Collaboration and framing help develop an audience, editors tell ISOJ audience

By: Brittney Martin

Media engagement experts stressed the importance of collaboration and framing during an afternoon session Friday at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) about developing an audience.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 10:56

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

By: Mariana Muñoz

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.


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Posted Apr 18, 2015 10:12

New storytelling platform — virtual reality — popular at ISOJ

By: Teresa Mioli

Attendees at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) formed long lines Friday to test virtual reality (VR) as a storytelling platform.


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Posted Apr 17, 2015 17:54

Mobile media must pay heed to speed, context and users’ experiences, professionals suggest at ISOJ

By: Carola Guerrero De León

Speed, content and personalization, these are the things media companies need to prioritize if they want to succeed in today’s mobile revolution — a hot topic during the afternoon of the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).


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Posted Apr 17, 2015 17:16

Monetize everyday “moments,” Google executive tells ISOJ audience

By: Brittney Martin

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) kicked off Friday with a lesson from a Google executive on how to better understand and monetize the everyday “moments” consumers spend online.


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Posted Apr 17, 2015 11:41

ISOJ panel will delve into virtual-reality journalism and 3D storytelling

By: Ian Tennant

There is a lot to discover, learn, and even disagree with during two jam-packed days at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), but a panel on virtual reality (VR) journalism may be one of most anticipated in the 16 years of this event, which will be held April 17-18 at the University of Texas at Austin.


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Posted Apr 09, 2015 13:02

ISOJ registration is closed but livestreaming in English and Spanish will be available

By: Ian Tennant

The 16th edition of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) set for Austin, Texas, April 17-18, is sold out but this unique gathering of professional and academics can still be accessed via livestreamed on the ISOJ website in Spanish and English. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6.


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Posted Apr 06, 2015 14:54

ISOJ Keynote: Robert Picard will analyze "the changing business logic of media companies"

By: Ian Tennant

One of the premier academic experts who has extensively studied the crossroads of media economics and management, Robert Picard, will be the keynote speaker on the Saturday afternoon session at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).


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Posted Mar 30, 2015 15:48

Last seats available for a pre-ISOJ workshop on “media metrics, analytics and impact”

By: Ian Tennant

Journalists, media executives and scholars who will come to Austin for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 17-18 can also participate, on April 16, in a workshop on how to measure the impact of digital media. Registration is open here.


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Posted Mar 19, 2015 00:02

Univision supports simultaneous translation of ISOJ into Spanish

By: Ian Tennant

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is once again proud to offer simultaneous Spanish-language translation of the 16th annual symposium at the Blanton Museum auditorium in Austin, Texas, April 17-18, 2015.


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Posted Feb 27, 2015 12:22

Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open

By: Ian Tennant

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015.


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Posted Feb 19, 2015 21:46

Registration is now open for the 16th ISOJ

By: Knight Center

Registration is now open for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The symposium will take place on April 17-18, 2015 at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s speakers will be announced soon.


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Posted Jan 27, 2015 14:51

Hotel Information 2015

By: Knight Center
Find information on Symposium location, hotels, parking, transportation and other logistics here.
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Posted Jan 27, 2015 14:42

The 16th ISOJ is supported by:

Knight Foundation

Google the Dallas Morning News

Omidyar Network

The Scripps Howard Foundation

Noticias Univision

Moody College of Communication

Volume 5, Number 1
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ISOJ 2016

April 15-16, 2016

About Us

Thank you for visiting the Web site of the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. You will find here a unique and rich repository of information on the progress of Online Journalism, with comments and insights from professionals and scholars who have been working on the frontlines.

Since 1999, editors, producers, executives, and academics from around the country (and lately from around the world) have gathered in Austin every year (except 2000) to discuss the evolution of this new genre of journalism. The Symposium has been a small, but very intense conference that serves as a barometer for the state of Online Journalism.

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