JournalismAI asked 105 news organizations in 46 countries — 16 of them in seven Latin American countries — how artificial intelligence is being used in newsrooms. The survey report explores the global disparity of AI and suggests collaboration to overcome the challenges of incorporating this technology into journalism.
The recently launched Amazônia Vox aims to connect communication professionals and experts from the Brazilian Amazon with journalists and media from other regions. The platform will also produce reports from and about the Amazon, highlighting how Amazonian populations have developed solutions to the problems they face.
Drug trafficking, narco-politics and negligence in dealing with the disappearances of journalists contribute to the total impunity for these crimes in Mexico. Disappearances have a similar social impact to murders and are even more devastating for the families of the disappeared, Sara Mendiola, from the organization Propuesta Cívica, told LatAm Journalism Review.
Since 2019, 13 Argentine media outlets have created the position of gender editor, which makes the country the most fertile ground in Latin America for these professionals. An unpublished survey heard from 12 of them and found they are targets of online violence with frightening frequency, and that most of them are not intimidated by the attacks.
Four years after the appointment of Mariana Iglesias at the Argentine newspaper Clarín, gender editors are promoting changes in news coverage, working to consolidate their positions and facing unprecedented online violence. LatAm Journalism Review spoke with gender editors in four countries to understand the current status of these professionals in the region.
A collection of studies on the coverage of violence against women in the Global South found advances in Argentina and Mexico, while in Brazil race and class biases stood out. The volume's co-editor told LJR she hopes the work will highlight how journalistic coverage is connected to this huge systemic global problem.
After 57 years in the profession, Brazilian journalist Lúcio Flávio Pinto announced the end of his "daily public journalistic activity" due to worsening Parkinson's disease. Synonymous with independent and intrepid coverage of the Amazon and the corruption of political and economic powers in the region, Pinto spoke with LJR and reflected on his career.
María Teresa Montaño, who has been investigating corruption in the state of Mexico for almost three decades, won two international awards in 2023 and published an investigation that had global repercussions. These triumphs, however, were marked by violence and job insecurity, she said in conversation with LJR.
Notimex, once a public media standard in the region, had been languishing since 2019, mired in administrative and labor chaos that includes serious accusations of harassment against journalists, allegedly perpetrated by director Sanjuana Martínez. LJR heard from experts on the meaning and impact of the agency's demise, announced by President López Obrador in April.
All journalistic reporting is the result of choices. What forces shape these choices and how do they relate to journalistic objectivity? At the 18th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) from June 28 to July 2, professionals debated objectivity in light of the changes journalism has undergone in recent decades.