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Want to create a newsletter? Check out these 4 tips for launching your initiative

Constantly growing as a content distribution strategy in digital journalism, newsletters have the potential to strengthen relationships with the audience. Brazilian journalists Joana Suarez and Filipe Speck talk about four key points for establishing a journalistic newsletter.

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This Brazilian fact-checking org uses a ChatGPT-esque bot to answer reader questions

Aos Fatos, a Brazilian media outlet specialized in fact-checking, integrated ChatGPT with its journalistic production to create a question and answer chatbot, FátimaGPT. On WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter, the chatbot answers questions from the public based on texts already published on the website.

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Without mental health strategies in their newsrooms, Caribbean climate journalists struggle to cope with the stress of covering disasters

In the face of climate change effects in the Caribbean, journalists covering natural disasters should have mental health checklists detailing what their newsrooms should do before, during and after potentially stressful coverage, says Trinidadian environmental journalist Seigonie Mohammed.

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The spell is broken: Five burned out journalists on why they left their dream jobs

The Reuters Institute interviewed journalists who decided to leave the profession due to low salaries, corporate censorship and burnout. Some of them are reinventing themselves in fields such as politics or corporate communications. For them, the attraction and passion for journalism are now gone.

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9 investigative titles to better understand Latin America

We bring you a compilation from GIJN recommending investigative books from reporters based in Latin America during the past 10 years. From lithium extraction to political murders, migration hardships to water privatization, and from Mexico in the north to Chile in the south, these titles cover a wide range of issues and span the continent.

How political unrest resulted in sexual assaults and threats against women journalists in Brazil

In 2022, the year of one of Brazil's most fiercely contested elections, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) recorded 557 cases of aggression against journalists, with 26% involving some form of gender-based violence. Among this group, 5% were episodes of sexual violence. Journalists targeted in these attacks spoke about the impact on their work and personal lives.

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The Women’s World Cup and the rise of women sports journalists in Brazil

Brazil's female sports journalists are not only gaining more and more space in the media, but have also achieved greater coverage of women's sports. Although there is still a long way to go, the Women's World Cup is the best opportunity to consolidate what has been achieved so far.

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Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism launches second series of webinars to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

On June 20, the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism will begin its second series of webinars to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in Latin American newsrooms through greater coverage of diversity issues and from a perspective of human rights. The series, which is in Spanish and has the support of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, begins with the webinar "Stories with LGBTQI+ pride."

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Meet the journalists defying a widening crackdown on press freedom in Guatemala

After the arrest of José Rúben Zamora and the closure of elPeriódico — the newspaper he founded and ran —, several news outlets are defying government pressure and working together on investigations and fact-checking in Guatemala. Four journalists tell us how they continue to defend independent journalism in the country.

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2022 was the most violent year for the press in Latin America, according to reports by Red Voces del Sur and Reporters Without Borders

In the framework of World Press Freedom Day, the Southern Voices Network and Reporters Without Borders presented annual reports on violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information in Latin America. 2022 was a violent year with 31 murders and almost 2 thousand attacks against journalists.