Knight Center Announces Speakers for ISOJ 2022 and New Hybrid Conference Format, in Austin and Online

For the first time since the pandemic hit two years ago, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) plans to return to Austin, but will maintain online participation in an innovative hybrid format.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas made the announcement, along with news of keynote speakers and an initial list of panelists, on February 1, exactly two months before the start of ISOJ, which takes place April 1-2. 2022.

This traditional conference, now in its 23rd edition, examines the transition to digital and related issues in the field of journalism. Registration for the event, which will take place online and in person on the University of Texas at Austin campus, will open soon.

“It was important for us to leverage the accessibility we could provide through the online iterations of ISOJ while returning to our roots in Austin and continuing our work as a groundbreaking symposium for the international journalism community” , said Professor Rosental C. Alves, director of Center Chevalier. “We are thrilled to spotlight a diverse group of experts who have redefined the landscape of digital journalism.”

Keynotes for ISOJ 2022 include: Gina Chua, Managing Editor at Reuters; Richard Gingras, global vice president of news at Google; Katrice Hardy, editor of the Dallas Morning News; and Jorge Ramos, news anchor at Univision Noticias.

While the full program and list of speakers will be announced shortly, the organizers provided an overview of the panelists:

  • Emily Bellprofessor and director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
  • Jay BernhardtDean, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jim BradyVice President of Journalism, Knight Foundation
  • Maria Bustilloseditor-in-chief, Popula.com
  • Rosental Calmon Alvesfounder and president of ISOJ, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tamar CharneyConsulting Senior Supervising Producer, NPR
  • Doctor KenCEO and Founder, Lookout Santa Cruz
  • Borja Echevarriaeditor-in-chief, El País (Spain)
  • Avery HoltonAssociate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah
  • Mokhtar IbrahimFounder and Executive Director, Sahan Journal
  • Kathleen McElroyDirector, School of Journalism & Media, University of Texas at Austin
  • Imtiaz PatelCEO, The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism/The Baltimore Banner
  • Anya Schiffrindirector of the technology, media and communication specialization, Columbia University
  • Amy Schmitz WeissISOJ Research Chair, San Diego State University
  • david skokCEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Logic (Canada)
  • Evan Smithco-founder and CEO, The Texas Tribune
  • Ray SotoSenior Director, Emerging Technologies, Gannett, USA Today Network
  • Anne SternPresident and CEO, Houston Endowment
  • Sarah StonebelyResearch Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University
  • Mallary TenoreAssociate Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
  • Steven Waldman, President and Co-Founder, Report for America
  • Nykia WrightPresident and CEO, Chicago Sun-Times
  • More to be announced!

Professor Alves, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication at UT Austin’s School of Journalism and Media at Moody College of Communication, founded ISOJ in 1999. The conference brings together journalists, media executives and academics to discuss the impact of the digital revolution on journalism. Previous conference topics have included multimedia storytelling, the impact of artificial intelligence, new business models and sustainability, countering misinformation, diversity, and more.

As in previous years, the conference will be held in English, but with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish. ISOJ will also change location this year and will be hosted in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center.

Keep an eye on isoj.org for future ISOJ announcements and to read coverage from previous conferences.

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