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Carolina de Assis

Carolina de Assis is a Brazilian journalist and researcher who lives in Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil. She holds a master's degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the GEMMA Programme – Università di Bologna (Italy) / Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands) and has worked as an editor at Gênero e Número, a Brazilian digital magazine focused on data journalism and gender issues. She is especially interested in journalistic initiatives aimed at promoting human rights and gender justice. You can find her on Twitter: @caroldeassis
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Carolina de Assis es una periodista e investigadora brasileña que vive en Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil . Tiene una maestría en Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género del programa GEMMA – Università di Bologna (Italia) / Universiteit Utrecht (Holanda). Trabajó como editora en la revista digital brasileña Gênero e Número. Le interesan especialmente iniciativas periodísticas que tienen el objetivo de promover los derechos humanos y la justicia de género. Puedes encontrarla en Twitter: @caroldeassis.
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Carolina de Assis é uma jornalista e pesquisadora brasileira que vive em Juiz de Fora (MG). É mestra em Estudos da Mulher e de Gênero pelo programa GEMMA – Università di Bologna (Itália) / Universiteit Utrecht (Holanda). Trabalhou como editora na revista digital Gênero e Número e se interessa especialmente por iniciativas jornalísticas que promovam os direitos humanos e a justiça de gênero. Você pode encontrá-la no Twitter em @caroldeassis.

Recent Articles

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Absence of the State increases risks for journalists in the Amazon region, where British reporter Dom Phillips was murdered

The murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira have drawn national and international attention to the Amazon region where the borders between Brazil, Peru, and Colombia meet. On the Brazilian side, the absence of the State and a strong presence of organized crime inhibit local journalists from reporting on illegal activities.

Brazilian digital news outlets develop tool to foster a community of readers on Twitter

The Brazilian digital news outlets AzMina and Núcleo have created the Amplifica project, a tool to follow their readers’ debates on Twitter and to promote conversations between the public and the news outlets on the social network. The idea is that, by getting to know their public better and knowing what their interests are, the media can get closer to their readers and maximize the impact of the journalism they produce.

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Initiatives seek to assess the mental health of journalists in Latin America and help them find a balance

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a silent crisis among journalists: the deterioration of their mental health. In Latin America, ongoing initiatives seek to assess the mental health of journalists. They aim to help them cultivate emotional well-being in an adverse context that, in addition to the pandemic, includes widespread misinformation, as well as violence and hostility against journalists.

The team at CONNECTAS: two women and two men seated in front of two women and four men standing

CONNECTAS reaches 10-year mark and celebrates consolidation of transnational collaborative journalism in Latin America

Billing itself as a "platform for journalism in the Americas," CONNECTAS emerged in 2012. It has since fulfilled its purpose through providing editorial and financial support for journalistic investigations, teaching courses and providing tools for journalists. With almost 800 investigations published in ten years, CONNECTAS intends to continue strengthening the community of Latin American journalists investigating abuses of power in a collaborative way.

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Brazilian independent media launch research and journalistic content application for the visually impaired

The Brazilian project “Journalistic accessibility: a problem that no one sees” addressed the demands of visually impaired people in order to improve their access to quality information. It surveyed people who are blind or have low vision and analyzed 21 journalistic websites. Based on that, Lume was created, an application that curates journalistic content aimed at the visually impaired. This initiative aims to broaden the understanding of diversity and inclusion in journalism.

Four people on stage during a panel on ISOJ 2022

Attention to diversity must include investment in talent development in newsrooms, panelists at ISOJ said

On the second day of the 23rd ISOJ, four journalists dedicated to the approach of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) spoke about cultural change within newsrooms and the need for news companies to help develop journalists' careers during the panel “Diversity in newsrooms and in the news: cultural change, content audits and other initiatives.”

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Dallas Morning News executive editor talks about fostering community, connection and change through journalism

Katrice Hardy, who recently became the new executive editor of the Dallas Morning News, spoke with Kathleen McElroy, director of the School of Journalism at the UT Austin, about her work and the challenges of local journalism amid the current wave of attacks on journalists.

Gina Chua standing on stage at ISOJ 2022

In addition to representation, it is necessary to increase sensitivity in newsrooms, says Gina Chua

The question “What is news?” guided journalist Gina Chua during her keynote on the second day of the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). With a 30-year plus career, the current executive editor at Reuters and soon to be executive editor at the media startup Semafor spoke about technology and representation as a means of rethinking news production.

Borja Echevarría at Coloquio 2022

Borja Echevarría talks about the success of digital subscriptions and the transformation of Spanish newspaper El País

Borja Echevarría, deputy director of the Spanish newspaper El País, spoke with Rosental Alves, director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, about the success of the newspaper's digital subscription model, which is expected to reach 200,000 subscribers in two years. He also spoke about the site's new graphic design and the role of podcasts in bringing readers and journalists closer.

Tais Gasparian

Lawyers create Tornavoz nonprofit to defend freedom of expression in Brazil

Founded by a group of lawyers specializing in the defense of freedom of expression, the Tornavoz nonprofit will remunerate lawyers who work in cases received by the organization, in addition to providing technical assistance to the defense. The idea is for the remuneration to “strengthen the interest of lawyers in this area of practice,” Taís Gasparian, one of the directors and founders of the nonprofit, said.