Author: Teresa Mioli

Independent media from the Northern Triangle are strengthened, but do data journalism with limited resources

Corruption, inequality and violence are some of the characteristics shared by Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, countries of the region known as the Northern Triangle. Yet, in recent years, independent journalism in this region has been strengthened by various training initiatives in data journalism and monitoring that have been coordinated and led by organizations such …  Read More

López Obrador creates polarization with attacks on the press and little transparency, say Mexican journalists

With little more than four months in power, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has implemented a strategy of harassment and disqualification against media that is causing a polarization of the press in that country, according to journalists Salvador Camarena and Daniel Moreno. Camarena, general director of journalistic investigation at the organization Mexicanos …  Read More

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A “lightning round” focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Through short five-minute presentations, media representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay and Venezuela told the audience how their sites try to …  Read More

In polarized environments, media should reach out to their audiences and work collaboratively

In polarized societies that are also home to authoritarian or populist governments, journalists and media outlets in the country must work together and avoid falling into a narrative of hate coming from officials. This is one of the main lessons shared by the journalists on the panel “Global roundup: Journalism in the age of authoritarians, …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss the importance and challenges of integrating artificial intelligence with journalism

When we are talking about artificial intelligence in journalism, we need to talk about the human-centered aspect, said Nick Diakopoulos, assistant professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science at Northwestern University on April 13 at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Diakopoulos, who is the director of the Computational Journalism Lab and …  Read More

Online journalism can prosper if the focus on local news is genuine, ISOJ panel suggests

Local journalism would benefit from more focus on filling in coverage gaps and building strong relationships with readers, according to panelists at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13. During the panel “Saving local news in the U.S.: Can we have sustainable online journalism in local markets,” industry professionals discussed how local, smaller …  Read More

Covering a Twitter president means expect the unexpected, White House journalists tell ISOJ crowd

Four White House correspondents representing four media closed out the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 13 with a discussion about covering the unpredictable nature of President Donald Trump in the Twitter age. Television reporter Yamiche Alcindor, from PBS NewsHour, was joined by Kimberly Atkins of WBUR, the Boston-based NPR station, …  Read More