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ISOJ 2016: Producing good journalism and embracing video important for adapting to digital change: Kinsey Wilson

The strategy of The New York Times for adapting to dynamic change in the consumption and production of news, according to Kinsey Wilson, is to persist in making and offering good journalism. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Advertising still relevant, multiple revenue sources key and ad blocking a concern, say news executives at ISOJ

Executives from a variety of media organizations told the audience at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15, that advertising can still subsidize journalism, multiple revenue streams are necessary and that ad blocking is a major concern but could also be an opportunity. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Distributed content creates challenges and forces newsrooms to adapt, editors tell ISOJ audience

Publishers increasingly are using Facebook, Google and other social media platforms to distribute content to readers. Whether journalism will survive in this kind of media ecosystem where publishers do not control all of their distribution channels was the topic of conversation during the opening panel of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Read more »


Mexico-based journalist profiles criminal organizations and their leaders in Latin America

While covering organized crime in Latin America, Mexico-based British journalist Ioan Grillo identified parallels in the mode of operation of the largest criminal organizations in the region – whether in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City or Kingston, Jamaica. Read more »


Honduran journalists hold “demonstration of silence” to demand justice for slain colleagues

Depicting a funeral march, dozens of Honduran journalists marched with at least 60 symbolic coffins to the public prosecutor’s office in Tegucigalpa to demand justice for the deaths of journalists that have occurred in the country in recent years, reported newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Attendees traveling thousands of miles for global conference on online journalism

Attendees from at least 41 countries will start pouring into Austin, Texas on Thursday, April 14, for the 17th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Transition to free-to-air digital television an opportunity to create regulations that promote pluralism: IACHR hearing

The new challenges to the implementation of free-to-air digital television in Latin American countries, and its impacts on freedom of expression in the region, were discussed on April 5 during the 157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


IAPA mid-year meeting recognizes strides and setbacks for freedom of expression in the Americas

The mid-year meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), which took place from April 8 to 11 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, concluded discussions renewing its support for press freedom and condemning the continuing violence suffered by journalists on the continent. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Scholars to present research on topics such as virtual reality, media economics and viral news

Academic research covering a wide spectrum of online journalism — including using virtual worlds to tell stories, omnipresent journalism, the journalistic use of Twitter and journalists’ views on information security — will be presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Follow the conference via live video and social media

If you did not register for the 17th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), you can still follow this year’s conference through live streaming and social media.

The global conference will take place on April 15 and 16 at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Read more »


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