As violence against journalists has increased in Latin America, several countries have created protection mechanisms designed to implement safety measures for journalists reporting attacks or threats against them.
Representatives from the Sahan Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times shared at ISOJ how their outlets have applied the nonprofit model to deliver quality journalism, while the Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism and the Houston Endowment shared why they are funding local journalism initiatives.
After two years of being a virtual-only conference due to the pandemic, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) returned in person and online, and in full force, from April 1 to 2, 2022.
An ISOJ panel on recreating the local news ecosystem with new models, networking and collaboration, brought together some industry veterans who are now taking advantage of online platforms to facilitate the development of hyper-local reporting on issues that matter most to the communities they serve.
The main responsibilities of a journalist should be to report reality as it is and to serve as a counterweight to power without being afraid to take a stand in the face of acts of authoritarianism, human rights violations and corruption, said the journalist in a conversation with the managing editor of El País, Borja Echevarría.
The well-being and mental health of journalists was the topic of one of the panels during the ISOJ Symposium on April 1 and 2. Experts discussed how the media is indebted to seriously address the discussion that will ultimately lead to better journalism.
Collaboration among notable fact-checking organizations from Latin America and Spain has made possible important global data verification initiatives such as LATAMChequea, #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance and, more recently, #UkraineFacts.
Members of the Center for Media Engagement (CME) at the University of Texas at Austin presented their research about how to better connect with communities and promote trust with news consumers during a Research Breakfast at the 2022 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).
April Brumley Hingle, director of financial resources at The Texas Tribune, and Janine Warner, co-founder of SembraMedia, were the guests of ISOJ 2022 for a conversation about subscriptions, events, products, and tips on how to diversify revenue from news outlets.
Google’s global vice president of news warned that the current media environment stifles a diversity of voices and in-depth journalism, but worries blanket regulations are not the answer. Richard Gingras’ keynote speech at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin, Texas, brought attention to questions about the use of more digital media in newsrooms and some of the troubling patterns he has seen in their adoption.
Journalists need to collaborate and form alliances to help counter misinformation in Hispanic communities, according to fact-checkers during a panel at the 2022 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 1. The panel explored the need for verified, reliable information amongst Hispanics and announced the launch of Factchequeado, a project created to help fill the gap.
The official research journal of the International Online Journalism Symposium (ISOJ) presented in a panel the peer-reviewed official research publications about artificial intelligence (AI) and its growing interconnection with news and journalism.