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Mutant journalism in Latin America: Community interactivity and gamer culture

"Today the quality of information is a collective endeavor among sources, readers, informants, and journalists," said media researcher Adriana Amado. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed her about her book "Journalism metaphors: Mutations and challenges," an investigation and reframing of concepts like "mutant journalism" and "gamer culture."

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2022 was the most violent year for the press in Latin America, according to reports by Red Voces del Sur and Reporters Without Borders

In the framework of World Press Freedom Day, the Southern Voices Network and Reporters Without Borders presented annual reports on violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information in Latin America. 2022 was a violent year with 31 murders and almost 2 thousand attacks against journalists.

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International journalists keep up the good fight despite government attacks, appreciative 24th ISOJ audience hears

The state of journalism around the world is put at stake from government attacks, censorship and war. Seven journalists from seven nations describe the development of modern journalism in their country and provide hope for the future of media worldwide.

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ISOJ panelists discuss the current state of growing news avoidance and what journalists can do about it

In the past several years, much of the public has shown increasing distrust in the media which has directly lent itself to their intentional and unintentional avoidance of news. In fact, research has found about one in 10 individuals consume news less than once a month. Experts at ISOJ offered their ideas for how journalists can regain their connection with audiences.

Joe Kahn, executive editor at the New York Times, at ISOJ 2023

The New York Times is focusing on diversity and digital transformation during new editorial era, executive editor tells ISOJ

Ten months into his tenure as the executive editor of the New York Times, Joe Kahn emphasized the continuing importance of the staff’s geographical diversity and the organization’s digital transformation. One of The New York Times’s top priorities is to continue to find sustainable news models. So far, it’s on the right track.

panel “The local news movement: Philanthropic investments to networks and tools to create sustainable model. From left to right: Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the Knight Foundation; Erin Millar, cofounder and CE of Indiegraf; Mary Walter-Brown Founder and CEO, News Revenue Hub; Alana Rocha, Rural News Network editor at the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN); Michael Ouimette, American Journalism Project

Build community journalism sustainability through collaboration and nonprofit funding, ISOJ panel tells crowd

Exploring how newsrooms can engage financial sustainability efforts was discussed in a panel moderated by Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The panel delved into how collaboration with non-profits and media organizations that support financial, technological and expertise optimizations can help journalistic entrepreneurs.

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News organizations should use a more individualized approach to reaching audiences, say ISOJ panelists

The issue of news organizations leaving Twitter and moving away from social media dependency guided the conversation with panelists on the second day of the 2023 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The panel discussed text messages, push alerts, newsletters and podcasts as individualized ways to reach audiences outside social media.

Members of the ISOJ panel “How to improve the coverage of the climate crisis and avoid the ‘Don’t Look Up’ scenario” react to the ISOJ audience April 15. From left to right: the moderator John Schwartz, professor in the School of Journalism and Media at UT Austin; Manuela Andreoni, journalist at The New York Times; Darryl Fears, environmental justice reporter, The Washington Post, Vernon Loeb, executive editor, Inside Climate News, and Michael Webber, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, UT Austin.

Avoiding the ‘heads buried in the sand scenario’: Experts discussed effective climate change coverage in the news, fostering connection with readers

Panelists shared at ISOJ their strategies for reporting climate change and recommendations for where coverage can improve. They shared the importance of making stories more personal for readers, re-imagining storytelling, collaborating in the spread of information and promoting optimism through solutions. 

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Journalists call on organizations, lawmakers to support reporters in exile, ISOJ audience hears

Journalists who have experienced exile around the world gathered at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin on April 15 to talk about how they continue to report on their home countries and what they need from lawmakers, nonprofits, and citizens to support them.

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Content Authenticity Initiative combats photographic mis/disinformation by proving ‘what is real,’ ISOJ workshop hears

Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative fights disinformation by “proving what is real as opposed to detecting what’s false” through a model of provenance, which can show a file’s origins and edit history, Santiago Lyon, an award-winning photojournalist, told a breakfast workshop April 15 at the 24th ISOJ.