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Katherine Pennacchio

Katherine Pennacchio is a Venezuelan journalist living in Spain. 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. She currently works as a freelancer and is part of the Association of Investigative Journalists of Spain.
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Katherine Pennacchio es una periodista venezolana viviendo en España. 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. Actualmente trabaja como independiente y es parte de la Asociación de Periodistas de Investigación de España.

Recent Articles

Blocking users on Twitter by the El Salvador's president Twitter account

Blocking of journalists by authorities and officials on Twitter extends across Latin America

Blocking of journalists occurs systematically in El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela and Brazil. In most Latin American countries there is no law that regulates this situation, which threatens freedom of expression and journalistic work. In Mexico and Chile, officials are prohibited from blocking accounts, but sometimes regulations are not followed.

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Journalists and data experts in Latin America debate the lack of resources and tools in Spanish

It is not easy to get updated resources and tools on the web about data journalism in Spanish. Just look at the results in Google in English on the subject that almost triple those in the Spanish language. Books, workshops, tools, and even podcasts and newsletters on data journalism tend to be created first in […]

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Sexual harassment is a constant for more than half of women journalists in Venezuela, according to report

The main finding of the report "Sexual harassment against journalists in Venezuela," from the Network of Venezuelan Women Journalists, is that 45 percent of those surveyed claimed to have suffered sexual harassment, bullying or aggression in the workplace. 

Central American Journalism Forum held in midst of harassment and persecution of the region’s press

“I would like to see this forum as an opportunity to reflect on our situation, to start a conversation that leads us to face together, better organized and accompanied, the wave of orchestrated attacks on Central American journalism from each of our governments. Together, organized, we will better resist” said Carlos Dada at the Central American Journalism Forum.

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Chronicling disease and migration, winners of the Roche Prizes mark an eventful year for health journalism in Latin America

Childbirth during migration, the Zika epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic were the themes recognized in the ninth edition of the Roche Prize for Health Journalism, which awards health coverage in Latin America.

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Latin American journalists reflect on the last decade at LATAM Forum of Digital Media and Journalism

In the last 10 years, the way of doing journalism has changed. Journalists have also undergone a transformation that involves the emergence of digital media, a deepening of the culture of transparency, collaborative work, greater participation of women, changes in methodology and in the way in which content is consumed, and transformation of business models.

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Use of artificial intelligence in Latin American media still scarce, according to report

Although the potential of artificial intelligence is vast and the region is hungry for knowledge on the matter, its implementation is still scarce in Latin American media, report says

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Venezuelan media turn to forochats to maintain interaction with audiences and support them during the pandemic

In Venezuela, due to poor Internet service, and more recently, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, forochats have become a way to continue informing readers, support disadvantaged communities and find innovative ways to obtain financing.

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Latin American media seek to influence public debate and engage audience in U.S. by translating their journalism to English

In recent years, various digital media in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, have decided to translate and create content in English as a way to reach new audiences and thus increase their profits. Although, sometimes that’s easier said than done.

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Mexican digital media outlet Serendipia works to balance in-depth data journalism and content creation for social networks

Serendipia, a small media outlet from Puebla, Mexico, is using social media platforms YouTube and TikTok to bring data journalism and promote access to information to readers.