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Panel Objectivity is Not Neutrality

Tom Rosenstiel: “If we think that our opinion has more moral integrity than genuine inquiry, then I fear we will be lost”

Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, gave his keynote presentation “Objectivity is Not Neutrality: What is the purpose of journalistic inquiry?” during the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) July 24.

Research panel

Researchers show that media is trying to change old power structures, but there is still much room for improvement

Keeping its tradition of bringing together scholars, journalists and media executives, on July 23 the 21st International Online Journalism Symposium (ISOJ) held its research panel “Power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism: Dynamics of media control, resistance and renewal” to discuss the results of peer-reviewed papers.

ISOJ2020: Workshop: Seeking New Ideas to Fund Public Interest Media in the U.S. and Globally

Panel shares new ideas on how to fund public interest media globally

Public interest media is adapting to economic difficulties and creating innovative projects and business models in order to survive and flourish.

Nikole Hannah-Jones feature

Nikole Hannah-Jones: 'There are a lot of wrongs in this world & I want my journalism to help right them.'

Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke about her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, the obstacles journalists of color face in the industry, and her advice to journalism students of color and mentors.

Panel on Solutions Journalism ISOJ 2020

“Real solutions journalism explores in depth what is working and what is not,” says panelist Tina Rosenberg at ISOJ 2020

“Solutions journalism is just straight reporting. It's covering the news. Solutions journalism allows you to tell the whole story, the complete story which we are leaving out. Solutions journalism helps to increase trust,” said Tina Rosenberg.

Research breakfast seminar: Gender, media and politics in the digital age

International scholars: Media needs to serve women better and stop 'feeding into a sexist culture' about female politicians

"When media outlets treat women politicians as women first and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women," said Dustin Harp

Sally Lehrman

News consumers are reporting highest level of trust in media in a decade. Here's how newsrooms should build on that

News organizations can take steps, like hiring a more diverse staff and being more transparent, to build trust between the newsroom and their audience.

Katie Kingsbury (The New York Times), Sérgio Dávila (Folha de S. Paulo), Peter Erdelyi (444.hu), Anna Gielewska (Reporters Foundation – Poland), and Juan E. Pardinas (Reforma)

Targeted by populist leaders, journalists develop safety protocols, collaborate with competing outlets and take legal measures against those in power

All the president’s attacks: Coping with governments that weaponize social media and campaign against independent media

Gender, race and politics

The 19th: Stay away from 'commodity news' and create a newsroom culture that is a 'gold standard' 

Zamora and Ramshaw spoke about how the outlet, which will be launched in Summer 2020, will address the disparities and discrepancies women face and how they are disproportionately affected by certain issues

ISOJ2020 panel

Journalists and scholars agree to go beyond fact-checking to dismantle the systems behind fake news

The tricky part of the traditional fact-checking model is the speed in which fake news can reach hundreds of thousands of people, said Talia Stroud, director of the Center for Media Engagement of UT at Austin.

Laura Garcia

Here's why journalists should be on TikTok

TikTok is a social media hotbed for communities, culture, creativity, and disinformation, making it an invaluable tool for journalists, said Laura Garcia, the training and support manager at First Draft. 

Journalists struggle with government science denialism as they report on COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to devastate many parts of the world, journalists are grappling with the best way to cover the disease as information changes and amid a culture of science denialism.