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Spotlight: 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism

ISOJ returns to the Unversity of Texas at Austin on April 12 and 13 for its 20th year. 

The conference, which attracts journalists, media executives and students and professors of journalism from across the world, is sponsored by Knight Foundation, Chorus by Vox Media, The Dallas Morning News, Facebook Journalism Project, Google News Initiative, Luminate, Microsoft News, Open Society Foundations and Univision News.

Registration is now closed, but live streaming of the conference  will be available via isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. You can also keep up with the symposium on social media, using the hashtags #ISOJ2019 or #20YearsOfISOJ.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

A professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, and host of the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism.

Reporting Texas

The collection of courses, connected through a publishing website, immerses students in the realities of a professional newsroom.

VOCES Oral History Project

VOCES documents the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.

Texas Newswatch

The weekly television news program is reported and produced by students.

Dispatch 40

The site showcases student work in audio storytelling.

Texas Program in Sports & Media

This program, within the Moody College of Communication, supports events on issues of sports, media and society.

Texas Student Media

The umbrella organization oversees The Daily Texan, Texas Travesty, Cactus Yearbook, KVRX 91.7 FM, TSTV and other student media.


The FM stations, operated from the Moody College of Communication, are affiliates of National Public Radio.

What's Going On

Some of the school's events, and happenings in journalism

May 23-June 1

The School of Journalism is one of the sites hosting the Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence. Before they head to their internships, the college students produce the Southwest Journalist.

Thursday, June 6

The first summer session (June 6-July 11) includes these Journalism courses: Reporting: Words, Journalism Practices (for PR majors) and Social Media Journalism. Second summer-session courses (July 15-Aug. 9) include Reporting Images, Reporting with Data and Journalism Portfolio. Internship credit is also available.

June 10-14

The Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute, held at the Belo Center for New Media, is a five-day workshop for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. The institute is sponsored by the School of Journalism's Voces Oral History Project, led by founder Professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez.

UT Students Win Journalism Scholarships

University of Texas students won eight of the 15 scholarships awarded by The Headliners Foundation, which promotes journalism in Texas. The scholarships ranged from $3,000 to $6,000. The UT winners are Hannah Ortega (Founders' Scholarship), Morgan Kuehler (Jimmy Banks), Allyson Ortegon (Dolly and Paul Bolton), Tiana Woodard (Wilbur Evans), Arianna Flores (George Moore), Raga Justin (Sarah and Ernest Butler), Ryan Chandler (Texas Associated Press Broadcasters) and Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief Liza Anderson (George Christian). In addition, the Daily Texan managing editor, Catherine Marfin in the fall, is automatically awarded the Jack Keever Scholarship.

Honors for Alumni

John Moore won the 2019 Photo of the Year award for his image of a Honduran girl crying while her mother is detained by U.S. Border Patrol. The World Press Photo Foundation presents the award. ... Elizabeth Roldan and her CBS Miami team won a 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their documentary “The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide."

Wanda Cash Endowment

Make a gift today to help establish a permanent legacy in honor of Wanda “Fluffy” Cash. The endowment will benefit students who otherwise couldn't afford out-of-town internships.

Belo Happenings

Moody College and the School of Journalism hosted a reception on May 10 to remember former director Lorraine Branham, who died on April 2. ... The Griff & Evelyn Singer Foyer on the Belo Center for New Media's third floor was unveiled on March 11. Griff Singer, who retired from UT-Austin in 2003, remains active in journalism.