Brazilian research developed an analysis model that assesses the impact of journalists' working conditions on the quality of information published. The study was chosen as the best doctoral thesis of the year by the Brazilian Association of Researchers in Journalism.
Research with readers from Latin American countries indicates that the decision to pay for news is associated with the independence and transparency of the news outlet and suggests that digital media should better communicate these values to their potential audience.
On Sept. 16, Natalia Zuccolillo, the director of the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, and journalist Juan Carlos Lezcano will go to trial and could be sentenced to prison and pay a $1.4 million fine – a move that has alarmed organizations and press freedom advocates.
Officials of the city of Rio organize to block journalists from carrying out their work in front of health units. Organizations denounce the systematic efforts against press freedom.
The Brazilian president's threat of physical violence against a journalist who asked him a question puts the conflictual relationship that he has had with the press since before becoming president on a different level, according to press freedom organizations.
Digital Natives: Agência Infra, which started 2017, is a Brazilian digital news organization that covers infrastructure projects for a demanding public and experiments with different products and services.
Brazilian reporter Patricia Campos Mello was one of the winner of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot. The Columbia Journalism School described Campos Mello as “a fearless investigative reporter.”
Across Latinamerica, journalists who dedicate themselves exclusively to working as freelancers shared the common problems they face and the methods of survival they developed in a competitive and undervalued market.
As it did in Latin America, COVID-19 has a strong impact on the media outlets in Portugal and Spain, with a drastic reduction in advertising, and cuts to staff and salary.
Many newsrooms struggle for survival in a very adverse business environment. Still, news organizations are tasked with the challenge of shaping their editorial content into products that make sense for their audiences.