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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.
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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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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 And Éxtasis 97.7 FM, in Táchira, was forced to turn off its equipment after its concession for the use of the dial was revoked.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.

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Disinformation during Brazil's latest election was in the spotlight at Global Fact 10 conference

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.

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Latin American journalists experiment with ChatGPT in their writing, editing and idea generation processes

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.

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4 things you should know about Cuba's new Social Communication Law

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.

Latin American journalists discuss current challenges and opportunities for the profession at RightsCon 2023

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarized three panels dedicated to press freedom at the 12th edition of a major human rights and technology conference, RightsCon, held this year in Costa Rica. Journalists from Central America and the rest of Latin America discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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Confidence in news weakens as TikTok gains ground, reveals Reuters Institute annual report

The Digital News Report 2023 reveals a declining interest in news in Latin America and the world, as well as a growth in the use of platforms such as TikTok to get information. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarizes findings on news consumption in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.

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Venezuelan independent news outlet launches NFT collection inspired by digital censorship

Following its line of innovation, Venezuelan independent news outlet Efecto Cocuyo launches a collection of NFTs, an element of blockchain technology, to raise funds and denounce the digital censorship suffered in Venezuela. The collection contains 489 images that represent the days that the news outlet has been blocked in their country.