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Catherine Kim

Catherine Kim from NBC during ISOJ: Working remotely sparked even more creativity, agility, innovation and transparency

Working from home, said Catherine Kim, has helped her and her team optimize their workflow and process. Their communication has also improved, sharpening the focus at meetings, and adding a new level of transparency.

Michael Grant

Machine learning can help newsrooms find stories, advance their goals

Machine learning can help journalists enhance their workflow and find stories that may have been missed otherwise, said Google News Lab teaching fellow Michael Grant during a brunch workshop at ISOJ.

Mandy Jenkins, general manager, The Compass Experiment (partnership Google-McClatchy); Alison Go, chief strategy officer, Chalkbeat; Sara Lomax-Reese, CEO, WURD Radio; Fraser Nelson, vice president of business innovation, Salt Lake Tribune; Chris Sopher, co-founder and CEO, WhereBy.us; Jennifer Preston, vice-president of journalism, Knight Foundation, and chair of the session.

No single silver bullet for local news: legacy and digital newsrooms experiment with different editorial and business strategies to make sure nothing gets unreported

There’s no single model for local news organizations to survive, so they must spend some of their efforts experimenting editorially and financially to find a balance that is most unique for each organization, according to the panelists of the session “The New Local News: Reinventing sustainable models to make local journalism survive and thrive in the digital ecosystem,” during the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). 

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Covering the U.S. 2020 presidential election: Journalists discuss the 'absence of on-the-ground reporting' and the 'weirdest campaign ever' 

Smith said that reporters are having to adapt to a new reality, trying to come up with different ways that simulate in-person conversations with voters

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Brunch workshop shows how Power BI can help journalists strengthen their data journalism skills

Journalists can create more engaging stories with the help of tools like Power BI, according to journalists at the International Symposium of Online Journalism’s workshop on data journalism. The workshop, titled “No-code data journalism: How to go beyond infographics and engage audiences,” was part of ISOJ’s online-only conference on July 20. Experts showed attendees how […]

Maria Ressa

Holding the line and battling for the truth: journalist Maria Ressa from the Philippines explains the weaponization of social media during the first panel of ISOJ

During the first panel of ISOJ online 2020, Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa explained how technology is affecting the democracy not only in the Philippines but around the world. She talked about the complex disinformation networks targeting journalists and freedom of expression.

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ISOJ launches its first ever online-only conference with more speakers, events than ever before

The International Symposium of Online Journalism officially kickstarted its 21st-year conference on July 20. The 2020 symposium is ISOJ's first online-only conference.

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UNESCO published two reports in Spanish to understand and tackle disinformation about COVID-19

UNESCO published two policy reports in Spanish to understand and respond to the 'infodemic': the disinformation pandemic about COVID-19 that has circulated at a speed impossible to control. 

Carrie Kahn

NPR correspondent Carrie Kahn, winner of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot, points to the importance of making “alliances with local journalists”

“It’s a great honor! I’m very amazed and humbled by the award, especially since it comes from my colleagues and peers in the region,” Carrie Kahn said.

Stephen Ferry

"I see my work as a photographer as analogous to forensic anthropology," said photojournalist Stephen Ferry, winner of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot

Ferry, whose career spans more than three decades, is described as a photojournalist "with the patience of an anthropologist and great humanity" by the Columbia Journalism School.

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2020 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognize reporters from Brazil, Colombia and the United States

Two investigative reporters, one independent photojournalist and a veteran public radio reporter have been named as recipients of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes.

Julia Gavarrete

NGOs call for authorities to investigate the computer theft of Salvadoran journalist

Various nongovernmental organizations have denounced the act against the journalist Julia Gavarrete of the magazine GatoEncerrado and have asked for an investigation into the theft, however, the president of that nation has made light of the situation.