Sitios de noticias latinoamericanos comparten en Coloquio sus innovaciones para superar la censura y la falta de financiamiento

Con una “ronda relámpago” enfocada en proyectos de innovación culminó el 12º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital del pasado 14 de abril, un evento realizado al día siguiente de finalizado el Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ, por sus siglas en inglés). A través de cortas presentaciones de cinco minutos, representantes de medios de Argentina, …  Read More

What did you have to say about #ISOJ2019

We pulled together Tweets from the 20th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to see what you had to say about the annual conference that features speeches and discussions on the past, present and future of online journalism. Thank you for being part of the conversation about #ISOJ2019.  Read More

Hackathon participants build tools to ‘measure and boost trust in news’ during pre-ISOJ event

A multi-disciplinary team that developed a “nutrition facts” label for news articles won a joint ISOJ-Texas Tribune hackathon on April 11 and walked away with a prize of six Microsoft Surface Go tablets. The label — visually similar to what you’d see on a food package — describes an article’s “healthiness” based on its author, …  Read More

New fund launched to ‘accelerate’ independent digital media in Latin America with financing and advising

At a time when journalism is subject to various threats in Latin America, independent media require not only sufficient funding, but also encouragement and guidance from other organizations that have tried successful formulas. With that in mind, SembraMedia and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with funding from Luminate, launched Velocidad, a media accelerator with …  Read More

Nicaraguan journalists explain their work and struggle in the midst of a sociopolitical crisis

In an emotional panel that at times resulted in tears from both speakers and attendees, journalists from Nicaragua explained to their Ibero-American colleagues the conditions in which journalism is done in that country within the framework of the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism that took place on April 14 at the University of Texas …  Read More

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