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Júlio Lubianco

Júlio Lubianco studied journalism at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). He began his career on the local desk at Jornal do Brasil, in 2003. He was a reporter, assignment editor and managing editor at Rádio CBN. He has a Master’s degree in media and communication from the London School of Economics (LSE), with a scholarship from the Journalists of Vision program. He is a professor of journalism at PUC-Rio. He won the Imprensa Embratel award in 2007, the Alexandre Adler award in 2008, and is a two-time winner of the Tim Lopes Award for Investigative Journalism, in 2009 and 2014.

Júlio Lubianco estudió periodismo en la Universidad Federal Fluminense (UFF). Comenzó la carrera en 2003, en el diario Jornal do Brasil. Fue reportero, editor y editor ejecutivo en Rádio CBN. Hizo su maestría en medios de comunicación en London School of Economics (LSE), becado por el programa Jornalistas de Visão. Es profesor del curso de periodismo de PUC-Rio y es presentador del podcast de BRIO, que trata sobre periodismo, carrera, mercado y tecnología. Ganó los premios Imprensa Embratel (2007), Alexandre Adler (2008), y en dos oportunidades el Tim Lopes de Periodismo Investigativo (2009 y 2014).

Júlio Lubianco estudou jornalismo na Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). Começou a carreira em 2003, no caderno Cidade do Jornal do Brasil. Foi repórter, chefe de reportagem e gerente de jornalismo na Rádio CBN. Fez mestrado em mídia e comunicação na London School of Economics (LSE), com bolsa do programa Jornalistas de Visão. É professor do curso de jornalismo da PUC-Rio e apresenta o podcast do BRIO, que discute jornalismo, carreira, mercado e tecnologia. Venceu os prêmios Imprensa Embratel, em 2007, o Alexandre Adler, em 2008, e duas vezes o Tim Lopes de Jornalismo Investigativo, em 2009 e 2014.

Recent Articles

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Argentina, Mexico and Brazil see the worst setbacks in the IAPA press freedom index

The most recent edition of the Chapultepec Index of Freedom of Expression and the Press, from the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), recorded an improvement of 4.2 points on average in the 22 countries evaluated on the continent. The more positive overall picture comes with poor results from three of the largest countries in the region, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, which lost the most points in the ranking.

Parte da equipe fixa do Desenrola e Não me Enrola: editais públicos garantiram sobrevivência e expansão da publicação. Foto: cortesia

Brazilian journalistic outlets use public policies to promote culture to get resources

In the absence of specific public policies to finance journalistic activities, small media outlets in Brazil make use of calls for grants for cultural projects to obtain resources. The country has a long tradition of publicly funding cultural activities, and journalists and experts advocate the same approach to journalism to tackle the news deserts and disinformation.

Catherine Calderón e Jennifer Ávila

'We had to exist,’ says co-founder of Honduran news site Contracorriente, recipient of special citation from Cabot Prize jury

Contracorriente is a new digital outlet, founded in 2017, but already capable of making an impact in Honduras. And this was recognized by the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize with a special mention from the jury. The two founders told LJR about the journalistic investigation, the behind-the-scenes of the creation and maintenance of Contracorriente, and about how they deal with sexism in journalism.

Zehbrauskas, vencedora do Prêmio Cabot: ‘Fazer fotojornalismo é caro, é preciso viajar, investir em equipamento, segurança, [pagar] honorários decentes. Sem isso vejo um futuro muito escuro.’ Foto: Crédito: Dario Lopez-Mills

Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas receives Maria Moors Cabot Prize: ‘this profession is about others, not ourselves’

U.S.-based Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas is internationally recognized for her sensitivity and empathy in covering people in vulnerable situations in the Americas. She is one of the winners of the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the first edition awarded exclusively to women.

illustration of a hacker or someone with bad intentions

Automated profiles account for 20% of attacks on journalists on Twitter in Brazil, study says

A study by the NGO Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the Technology and Society Institute of Rio (ITS-Rio) shows that social media has become a hostile territory for the press in Brazil. In a three-month period, between March 14 and June 13, 2021, the researchers identified 498,693 attacks on journalists and the press in general in Brazil. A fifth of the total attacks came from accounts with a high probability of automated behavior, i.e., robots.

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Pandemic allowed experimentation with audience-generated content in Latin American media, study says

Researchers looked at 80 news sites from 20 Latin American countries and identified three that stood out in making the audience an active part in making the news: digital natives GK (Ecuador), The Intercept (Brazil) and RED/ACCIÓN (Argentina ). According to the study, published in Brazil Journalism Research, the business model of the three outlets, based on direct revenue from the audience, creates more spaces for collaboration with the public.

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Network for the Protection of Journalists and Communicators offers online tool to report attacks and threats in Brazil

New initiative brings together organizations of journalists and communicators to receive reports of threats, attacks and violations of press freedom in Brazil. Coordinated by the Vladimir Herzog Institute and by Article 19, the Network for the Protection of Journalists and Communicators has an online reporting tool and will offer training and protection courses to improve journalistic practice in the country.

Yoel Acosta Gámez: ‘minha mensagem ao regime comunista é vamos continuar mostrando a realidade do povo cubano. Não temos medo de ser levados para a prisão’. Foto: ADN Cuba

Cuba fines independent journalist based on recent decree regulating the internet

Cuban independent journalist Yoel Acosta Gámez is one of the first to be fined under the new Decree-Law 35, which regulates telecommunications services on the island but, in practice, tightens control over the use of the internet and social media.

Tela da TN instalada em mercado na zona sul de São Paulo. Ao todo, serão 25 telas, com audiência estimada entre 500 e 800 mil pessoas por mês. Foto: cortesia.

Brazilian digital outlets launch solution to distribute and monetize news about the periphery of São Paulo

Innovative project of four Brazilian journalism outlets expands content distribution in the periphery and favelas while helping to increase revenue for newsrooms. Initially launched in São Paulo, the initiative installed 25 screens in commercial establishments with up to 800,000 visitors each month.

Marcelle Chagas: coordenadora da Rede de Jornalistas pela Diversidade. Foto: cortesia

Collaboration, training and information: Network brings together Black journalists in search of greater representation in communications

The mission of the Network of Journalists for Diversity in Communication is to increase the representation of Black journalists in Brazilian media. Formed in 2018, initially through a group on WhatsApp to share job opportunities among Black journalists, the network has evolved to establish partnerships with human resources companies and international organizations and now has more than 200 journalists.