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.
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.
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.
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.
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 And Éxtasis 97.7 FM, in Táchira, was forced to turn off its equipment after its concession for the use of the dial was revoked.
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.
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.
Journalists and fact-checking agencies from Brazil discussed coalitions and measures taken during the 2022 presidential elections at the Global Fact 10 summit. The responsibility of social media platforms or text messaging apps in the spread of disinformation was among topics discussed.
Although initially perceived as a threat, Latin American journalists are taking advantage of ChatGPT, and other AI-based tools, in their writing, translation, editing, data analysis, and idea generation processes. However, the results provided by ChatGPT may not be reliable and require human fact-checking.
The Cuban regime signed into law a bill that seeks to regulate the media ecosystem on the island and to continue restricting freedom of expression of independent news outlets. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarizes the four most important points regarding the approval of this new social communication law.