Katherine Pennacchio

Katherine Pennacchio is a Venezuelan journalist. She has developed her career as part of media and non-governmental organizations. She co-founded Vendata.org, an innovative project for the liberation of information and publication of open data in Venezuela. She was also part of the team of the investigative journalism site, Armando.info, and of Runrun.es, where she participated in large-scale investigations such as the Panama Papers. Katherine has a master's degree in Investigative, Data and Visualization Journalism from the Editorial Unit and the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid and she is passionate about data analytics. She currently works as a freelancer.

Katherine Pennacchio es una periodista venezolana. Ella ha desarrollado su trayectoria entre medios de comunicación y organizaciones no gubernamentales. Co-fundó Vendata.org, un proyecto innovador de liberación de información y publicación de datos abiertos en Venezuela. También fue parte del equipo del portal especializado en periodismo de investigación, Armando.info y de Runrun.es, donde participó en investigaciones de envergadura como los Papeles de Panamá. Katherine tiene una maestría en Periodismo de Investigación, Datos y Visualización de la Unidad Editorial y la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid y es una apasionada del análisis de datos. Actualmente trabaja como independiente .

Recent Articles

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'I do journalism because that’s my way of life,' says Nayeli Roldán, 2023 Cabot Prize Special Citation recipient

Nayeli Roldán does not do journalism for the recognition. Since childhood, it became clear to her this profession would be her path, despite having grown up in a context of inequality. LatAm Journalism Review spoke with Roldán about her recent recognition and her plans to continue doing rigorous and service-oriented journalism.

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Project helps journalists understand and defend themselves against misapplied social media regulations

The Linterna Verde [Green Lantern] organization launched, at the end of 2021, the Circuito [Circuit] project — a resource center to help content creators understand platforms' copyright rules and defend themselves in case they are wrongly sanctioned. We interviewed its creators to learn more.

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'Mercenaries' behind voting disinformation are investigated by network of Latin American media and organizations

The Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism published, in partnership with media and organizations, the project 'Digital Mercenaries': a series of more than 15 feature stories and a documentary. This investigation puts a face to political consultants who are changing the media agenda and voters’ opinions.

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Politicians and public officials are main source of attacks on journalists' reputations, report says

Journalists' reputations are under attack. The study 'Not just words: How reputational attacks harm journalists and undermine press freedom' found that most journalists surveyed globally suffered reputational damage at least once a month.

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Useful artificial intelligence resources for journalists

Speakers at the webinar "Generative AI: What journalists should know about ChatGPT and other tools" shared a list of useful artificial intelligence resources for journalists to explore the advantages of this technology. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) shares the list with additional information about each tool.

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Cross-border journalism: Uncovering the Amazon's criminal underworld

InfoAmazonia, Armando.info and The League Against Silence teamed up to produce Amazon Underworld, a cross-border investigative story that uncovers the criminal networks that run the Amazon. More than 37 journalists and professionals investigated illegal operations, mapped armed groups and now discuss solutions to protect the region.

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Lincoln Institute boosts media coverage of urban challenges in Latin America

From its media partnerships to training courses and the creation of an award, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a U.S.-based nonprofit foundation, has boosted journalism on urban issues in Latin America. Learn how its support has sparked journalistic stories.

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Closure of radio stations in Venezuela continues as news deserts grow

The closure of radio stations in Venezuela continues to increase. Radio Caracas Radio (RCR) closed permanently after taking a chance to broadcast on YouTube and failing. And Éxtasis 97.7 FM, in Táchira, was forced to turn off its equipment after its concession for the use of the dial was revoked.

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Persistent optimism: Emilia Díaz-Struck's journey from Caracas, Venezuela to becoming GIJN’s new executive director

The work of Venezuelan journalist Emilia Diaz-Struck, appointed incoming executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), shows that optimism, collaboration and networking are the best response to difficult challenges facing journalism today.

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2023 Maria Moors Cabot Prize honors excellence in Latin American and Caribbean reporting; Colombia and Mexico among winners

This year's Maria Moors Cabot Award winners have dedicated their careers to covering and explaining Latin America and the Caribbean. Carlos Eduardo Huertas of Connectas in Colombia; and Alejandra Xanic of Quinto Elemento Lab in Mexico are among the winners. The Award also honors Mexico and Nicaragua in its Special Citations.