Ibero-American communicators to meet at digital journalism colloquium

Journalists, academics, and media executives from Spain and Portugal and several countries in Latin America will participate April 3 in the Fourth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

The event will follow the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which takes place in Austin, Texas, April 1–2.

At the colloquium, participants will share their experiences in digital journalism and discuss innovations and challenges in the media. Panels will offer academic and industrial perspectives on the current environment of online communications.

The objective is to generate a dialogue about the importance of harnessing new technologies available for the development of quality journalism.

The panelists include Filipe Fortes, of Treesaver (United States); Beth Saad, of the University of São Paulo (Brazil); Nuno Vargas of the University of Barcelona and the LUSA news agency (Portugal); Karelia Vázquez, a Knight Fellow at Stanford University; Miguel Wiñazki, of Clarín newspaper (Argentina), and Lyudmyla Yezers’ka, of the University of Piura (Peru).

Mexican journalists will also participate in a roundtable that will address the situation of the press in the country and the role of digital journalism amid growing threats linked to organized crime and drug trafficking.


4th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

9:00-9:15 am: Welcome and introduction of participants
* Rosental Alves, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

9:15-10:15 am: Academic panel: studies about digital journalism in the region
* Beth Saad, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
* Nuno Vargas, University of Barcelona / LUSA (Portugal)
* Lyudmyla Yezers’ka, University of Piura (Perú)

10:15-10:30 am: Coffee break

10:30-11:30 am: Industry panel: examples and digital initiatives
* Filipe Fortes, Treesaver (Portugal/USA)
* Karelia Vázquez, Knight Fellow at Stanford (Cuba/Spain)
* Miguel Wiñazki, Clarín (Argentina)

11:30am-12:30 pm: Roundtable: Digital journalism and México
Journalists from media such as Vanguardia (Saltillo), El Mañana (Nuevo Laredo), El Universal, Contexto (Durango) and the Mexican Editorial Organization