A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin and the Moody College of Communication’s School of Journalism and Media
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.
For the second time in its 22-year history, the International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online only in 2021. ISOJ Online will be held during the week of April 26 to 30, 2021.
UNESCO will host an international conference in honor of World Press Freedom Day.
World Press Freedom Day remembers those who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story and calls for all governments to recognize the importance of a free and unhindered press.
This years conference will take place during the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and also the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press, which was signed May 3 1991 in Windhoek, Nambia.
The event will host both in-person and virtual attendence and will host journalism professionals from all over the globe. Organizations and individuals can register for attendence using this link.
In our scroll and skim culture, dynamic visuals can make the difference in whether a reader engages with a story. But not every story can attract a graphic design professional's time in the newsroom, especially in the continuing pandemic news cycle. If you're a reporter, editor, social media manager now handling (or who wants to handle) quick-turn graphics, get a head start with our hacks for designing visuals when it's not usually part of your job.
Beth Francesco, National Press Club Journalism Institute senior director, will share best practices, tools you have at your disposal from home, and exercises for creating visuals regardless of your hands-on design experience.
Tickets are $15 for National Press Club members and $25 for the general public.