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Newsrooms should be embracing automated fact-checking, ISOJ audience hears

One idea that permeated this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) conference is that automation in journalism is no longer a thing for the future. It’s here and working right now, declared chair and presenter Bill Adair on April 12. 

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Knight Center publishes Membership Puzzle Project report for media to learn from other member-driven movements

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has joined forces with the Membership Puzzle Project to release the report “Membership in News & Beyond: What Media Can Learn from Other Member-Driven Movements” April 12 at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

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New York Times’ Deputy Off-Platform Editor Millie Tran explains importance of paying attention to stories that thrive on social

We’re spending more time on our phones now than ever, which makes understanding off-platform journalism important for newsrooms, said Millie Tran during her keynote speech April 12 at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

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Journalists in Brazil and Colombia find an ally in podcasts to take a deeper look at the profession

These journalists are turning the microphone toward the people behind the news and are examining the press in this current moment.

Pedro Joaquín Chamorro

Riot police surround awards ceremony location as best in Nicaraguan journalism is recognized inside

Hours before the start of a ceremony to recognize the best journalism in Nicaragua, riot police -- a constant during protests that have rocked the Central American country since April -- started to surround the ceremony location.

Miguel Mora from Nicaragua

Nicaraguan journalists jailed incommunicado as Ortega government continues targeting of independent media

It has been thirteen days since two independent Nicaraguan journalists were arrested as police entered the TV station where they work and forced it off air.

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Brazilian journalists suffer attacks in the context of presidential elections

Before and during the Brazilian presidential election that took place on Oct. 28, journalists were the subject of physical, verbal and digital threats and aggression.

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Students from online courses in Portuguese participate in an exclusive workshop with instructors at Google São Paulo

Eighteen journalists who completed massive online Portuguese courses with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas were at Google São Paulo on Oct. 1 to attend exclusive workshops on electoral coverage and fact-checking.

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Venezuelan journalists suffer arbitrary detentions and problems with passports

Arbitrary detentions and the cancellation and withholding of passports belonging to two high-profile Venezuelan journalists helped to mark September as another month in a long period of aggressions against the press in the country.

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RESEARCH: Ecuadorian students and digital media unite to fact-check presidential candidates

Data verification, or fact-checking, of facts of public interest and declarations of public figures has become a worldwide trend. This practice goes back to one of the basic principles of journalism, like the contrasting of sources.