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Marcelle Chagas: coordenadora da Rede de Jornalistas pela Diversidade. Foto: cortesia

Collaboration, training and information: Network brings together Black journalists in search of greater representation in communications

The mission of the Network of Journalists for Diversity in Communication is to increase the representation of Black journalists in Brazilian media. Formed in 2018, initially through a group on WhatsApp to share job opportunities among Black journalists, the network has evolved to establish partnerships with human resources companies and international organizations and now has more than 200 journalists.

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Nearly 80% of local digital and regional media in Mexico want to include paid content or reader contributions, report says

Nearly 80% of local digital and regional media in Mexico are working for or plan, within three years, to incorporate a reader revenue model, meaning a paywall system, subscriptions, contributions or membership program.

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Media from Colombia, Brazil and Mexico promote membership programs and offer useful lessons in the search for reader revenue

This story was originally published by the Reuter's Institute at the University of Oxford and has been republished here with permission.   The pandemic has worsened the economic outlook for many news publishers. At the same time, it has afforded an opportunity to diversify revenue streams by offering service journalism and editorial products more directly connected to readers’ […]

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Pandemic brought new excuses to attack journalists and restrict freedom of expression in Latin America in 2020, says Article 19

Brazil, Nicaragua, Bolivia, El Salvador and Venezuela registered the greatest drops in Latin America in Article 19’s freedom of expression scale over the last decade.

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Nearly 4,000 journalists are learning data reporting in Knight Center’s latest MOOC in Spanish. Registration still open

There’s still time to register for the Knight Center’s introductory course on data journalism and catch up with video lessons and course material. 

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Women remain underrepresented in Latin American media, according to global media monitoring report

Underrepresented and besieged by stereotypes and biases. This is how women appear in the news in at least 15 Latin American countries according to the 2020 report "Who makes the news?" which is part of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).

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Infotrición brings the work of 15 fact-checking organizations to readers’ Internet browsers in attempt to debunk disinformation

For years, a virus has been spreading on the Internet and it seems to be increasingly contagious: false information. It does not matter if the context is a presidential campaign, social crisis or catastrophe, disinformation aims to spread. Social media, messaging services, and the web in general are plagued with false news. Over the last […]

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Peruvian community radio stations struggle to combat disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines among Indigenous peoples in remote regions

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with six journalists from community radio stations in the Peruvian Amazon that have been working to combat disinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Product Strategies for Journalism: Free online course teaches how to align editorial, audience, business and technology

The massive open online course (MOOC), “Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,” runs from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19, 2021 and will be taught simultaneously in three languages by three different instructors: Adriana Lacy (English), Mariano Blejman (Spanish) and Paty Gomes (Portuguese). 

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Nearly 400 students from 58 countries learned data journalism in a special online course from the Knight Center

Nearly 400 people from 58 countries registered for “Hands-on Data Journalism: Techniques of Analysis and Visualization,” which was taught by John Keefe, senior data and visuals editor for climate coverage at CNN.  

21 Latin American media projects selected for second edition of Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Twenty one media outlets from nine countries in Latin America will benefit from US $2 million as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to improve operations, strengthen business models, create new products and more. “Innovating, essentially, is developing creative and transformative processes and exploring new approaches to change the way an organization […]

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How a journalism agency specializing in Brazil’s Freedom of Information Act managed to get 27 years of pension payments released

Seventy stories and still counting. This is the main result of an ongoing struggle waged since 2017 for the disclosure of all pension and retirement payments from the Brazilian government. On the front line is Fiquem Sabendo, a journalism agency specializing in the country’s Freedom of Information Act.