Here are the posts covering some of the highlights of the International Online Journalism Symposium for 2012 at UT Austin:
Japan tsunami photos highlight human cost, study finds
In the final research panel at ISOJ, Rosellen Downey, Erika Johnson, and Bailey Brewer, University of Missouri, looked at the coverage in photos of the Japanese tsunami.
WSJ Raju Narisetti on the need to create great news experiences
The last keynote at ISOJ was Raju Narisetti, managing editor, Wall Street Journal Digital Network Narisetti said the big challenge faces journalism is turning great content into great experiences.
Study points to prominence of activists in Andy Carvin coverage of Arab Spring
A new study shows how far NPR’s Andy Carvin, known as “the man who tweets revolutions,” favoured the voice of protesters in his reporting on Twitter of the Arab Spring.
Insights into data journalism in Argentina
Angelica Peralta Ramos, multimedia development manager, La Nación in Argentina, gave an insight into the challenges of doing data journalism.
Making data visualisation useful for audiences
At ISOJ, Alberto Cairo, lecturer in visual journalism, University of Miami, raised some critical questions about the visualisation of data in journalism.
Bob Metcalfe on disruption and how to get readers to pay
Day two of the ISOJ started off with a keynote by Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise, University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering.
Study of Samoa Topix finds local news forum falls short
Linda Jean Kenix of University of Canterbury in New Zealand presented the results of a study of Samoa Topix at ISOJ.
The challenges for journalism start-ups in Europe
Online journalism start-ups in Europe are struggling, according to a report from the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism.
The inside story of a local newspaper’s cafe project
At ISOJ, John White, deputy editor for online, Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, outlined the paper’s News Café. A year ago, the Free Press created the café downtown.
The six traits of successful entrepreneurs
Mark Briggs, author of Entrepreneurial Journalism and director of Digital Media at KING 5, Seattle, got people thinking at ISOJ by going over the six traits for entrepreneurs.
Local media as news for a mass intelligent audience
The afternoon keynote at ISOJ was by Jim Moroney, publisher & CEO, Dallas Morning News, and chairman of the board, Newspapers Association of America.
Study into Twitter as a community reporting tool
The first academic presentation at International Symposium on Online Journalism came from Carrie Brown of the University of Memphis. For her study was called #Memstorm: Twitter as a community-driven breaking news reporting tool.
Global insights into the mobile media revolution at ISOJ
The second session at International Symposium on Online Journalism focused on the impact of mobile and tablet.
Google’s Richard Gingras calls for a rethink of journalism at ISOJ
The International Symposium on Online Journalism for 2012 kicked off with a talk by Richard Gingras, head of news products, Google.