21/4/2017 - 22/4/2017

International Symposium on Online Journalism (Austin, USA)


The International Symposium on Online Journalism is an annual gathering of editors, producers, executives and academics from around the world who convene at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss the evolution of online journalism. ISOJ started in 1999 as a small, but very intense one-day conference. It has grown throughout the years to become a unique international conference that serves as a barometer for the state of online journalism globally.

While initially a national conference focused on the United States, the Symposium became international in 2003. Since then, ISOJ has had participants from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America.

In 2004, a second day was added and we went from an exclusively industry-oriented event, to an academic/research conference, as well. Professors from several prestigious universities started helping us in the blind review process for the selection of research papers that are submitted by graduate students and faculty from around the world and presented at the symposium.

The 2017 edition will be held on April 21-22, and speakers include Nancy Barnes, Editor and Executive VP of the Houston Chronicle, Melissa Bell, Co-founder and Publisher of Vox.com, Joshua Benton, Director of Nieman Lab at Harvard, Jim Brady, Founder and CEO of Spirited Media (BillyPenn.com & TheIncline.com) - to name a few.

Find out more on the event webpage here.