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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Exiled journalists in Costa Rica find new challenges to security and economic stability

Hundreds of Central American journalists have gone into exile in Costa Rica because they consider it a safe country for journalism. But, the situation has taken a turn as press freedom and security in that country has worsened. Some exiled journalists have decided to seek refuge in other countries and to leave the profession.

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Guatemalan journalists in exile recount challenges and expectations for future of journalism in their country

At least 25 journalists from Guatemala have gone into exile due to an increase in censorship, attacks and persecution in their home country. Among them are Marvin Del Cid, Lucia Ixchíu and Gerson Ortiz, who spoke with LJR about the legal cases against them and the emotional consequences of being uprooted.

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Efecto Cocuyo and Crónica Uno aim to identify trends and challenges for Venezuelans ahead of elections

Independent Venezuelan media outlets Efecto Cocuyo and Crónica Uno gave life to Mirador Electoral, a journalistic project that seeks to be a space for discussion on politics and elections before citizens vote on the next president. The initiative is made of TikTok videos, interviews on YouTube and a series of articles.

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Latin American media use YouTube Shorts to increase views, monetize and reach new audiences

Both large and small media outlets in Latin America have joined the wave of vertical video – the format made for mobile – through YouTube Shorts. LatAm Journalism Review interviews representatives from three Latin American media to learn about the benefits of this format.

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'I haven't said goodbye, every day I think about what I would do if everything changed in Nicaragua:' journalist Miguel Mendoza

One year has passed since journalist Miguel Mendoza and 221 other political prisoners were banished from Nicaragua. From his new home in the U.S., Mendoza talks about the aftermath of his confinement and forced exile, as well as his career and special citation from the Cabot Prize.

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Paraguay's El Surti reveals effects of rising temperatures through experiment with delivery drivers

Independent media outlet El Surti of Paraguay has dedicated a significant part of its coverage in recent years to climate change. In the team’s most recent report, they carry out an experiment with delivery workers in Greater Asunción to reveal risks they face due to the increase in temperatures aggravated by the climate crisis.

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Events journalists from Latin America should not miss in 2024

Journalism conferences, talks, festivals and symposiums are always a good excuse to exchange ideas and catch up on the work of colleagues in other countries. LatAm Journalism Review has made a list of some of the most important events for journalists from Latin America in 2024.

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Latin American publishers less equipped to adapt to next AI challenges, but aware of threat: Nic Newman, Reuters Institute researcher

The report “Journalism, media and technology trends and predictions 2024” from the Reuters Institute predicts that this year, media and journalists in Latin America, and the world, will have to urgently rethink their role and purpose as they face the disruptive power of AI and a super election year.

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LJR publishes fifth volume of glossary of journalistic expressions that every journalist in Latin America should know

The Latin American journalistic profession has its own vocabulary and at LJR we have given ourselves the task of collecting the most popular expressions. Chayotero, enyerbado, pastel, carnitas and plantón are some of the words added to the fifth volume of the glossary of journalistic expressions that every Latin American journalist should know.

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Revista Elementos in El Salvador releases podcast to reveal the human side of journalism

The team at Revista Elementos released the first season of the podcast Misceláneo that tells about the journeys of four Salvadoran journalists and seeks to change the government narrative of criminalization towards their profession.