Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 6, Number 1 of #ISOJ. As the International Symposium on Online
Journalism celebrates its 17th year, the #ISOJ journal also celebrates its fifth year of

This volume highlights the major transitions underway in the journalistic practice from gatekeeping practices to the influence of digital platforms on content and journalistic routines. The research in this year’s volume also explores the impact of social media on the profession.

We hope you enjoy this latest volume of #ISOJ, send us your comments or questions and help us spread the word about this innovative publication, especially among your friends in social media.


Rosental Calmon Alves, professor, Knight Chair in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor, San Diego State University


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