There are few occasions when the world’s greatest minds in journalism gather to discuss, brainstorm and learn with and from each other, and the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is certainly one of those occasions.
The 15th iteration of the meeting is this upcoming weekend, April 4-5 at the University of Texas-Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art, and the ISOJ schedule promises some great information and top speakers from all over the world including media execs, writers and academics.
But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the Lone Star State for ISOJ (some of you just returned from SXSW 2014, right?). You can tune in to the event’s livestream here on Friday and Saturday, where the ISOJ will be broadcast in English and Spanish.
Keynote messages will be presented by NYU journalism professor and respected blogger Jay Rosen, Ying Chan of the University of Hong Kong’s journalism department, Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and CEO/chairman of Vox Media, Jim Bankoff. Sessions and workshops on topics like wearables and drones for journalists, ethics in the digital age, digital journalism scholarship, the state of the news media in China, media startup strategies and more fill the ISOJ schedule Friday and Saturday. And before the main event kicks off, top media professionals will gather for “Solving the Revenue Riddle: A summit on sustaining digital news” on Thursday, April 3, to hear from Texas Tribune Fellow Jake Batsell and other new media experts on their rev solutions, which include utilizing philanthropy, sponsored events and crowdsourcing to keep digital news operations afloat. While the event is invite-only, it will be livestreamed here starting at 8:30 a.m. CST, and you can tweet panelists questions using the hashtag #newsrev (inspired by the Tribune Fellows NewsBiz blog) starting now.
Are you going to be at ISOJ 2014? Will you be watching from home? Let us know in the comments which keynote(s) and/or session(s) you’re most looking forward to, and don’t forget to follow #isoj on Twitter for live updates. See you there!
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