Journalists to exchange ideas at 3rd Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

Journalists, academics and media executives from several Latin American countries as well as Spain and Portugal will come together for a roundtable discussion at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ 3rd Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, April 25, 2010, in Austin, Texas.

The colloquium follows the 11th International Online Journalism Symposium, April 23-24.

“This is an opportunity to look into the situation of digital journalism in Latin America,” said Rosental Calmon Alves, Knight Center director who created the colloquium as a way to take advantage of the presence of all the journalists already in Austin for the symposium. “Latin America has a very dynamic and creative use of the Internet, especially in the area of journalism. On the one hand there is a very high level of participation in social media, but on the other hand there is the problem of lack of access called the digital divide.”

During the colloquium, journalists will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and discuss the evolution of digital journalism in the region.

Videos of the discussions taking place at the colloquium will be posted on the Knight Center’s Website.

For information about the first Ibero-American Colloquium held in 2008, go to