For the first time in Uruguay, a team of scientists and journalists analyzed different databases on the flood line and its impact on the population and relevant infrastructure along the coast of Montevideo. The result was "The submerged city," winner of the 2023 Sigma Awards that celebrate the best data journalism in the world.
Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez, who specializes in violence and organized crime, spoke with LatAm Journalism Review about the publication of her first book 'El Tren de Aragua: The gang that revolutionized organized crime in Latin America,' about this criminal organization that has a presence throughout the region.
LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) made a compilation of data-driven projects presented this year at the Open Data Day celebrated by the Mexican organization Social Tic. It also talked to some of the creators of these initiatives about the journalistic benefits of open data.
Despite being under attack, journalism in Latin America continues to be recognized through the various awards that are held annually. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) selected the most important awards to be granted during 2023, with information on nominations, categories, requirements, and award ceremonies.
The report “Women and Leadership in the News Media 2023: Evidence from 12 markets” shows that only 22% of senior positions in the media analyzed are held by women. This figure drops considerably in the Latin American market, with only 5% in Mexico and 13% in Brazil.
The Network of Venezuelan Women Journalists held its first conference with the goal of discussing feminist journalism and a gender-based approach. However, during the three days of the event, topics such as Indigenous struggles, climate crisis, mental health, humanitarian emergency, human trafficking and sexual and reproductive rights were also discussed.
The media and journalists in Latin America have not missed the opportunity to join the wave of sending newsletters to create community, establish an intimate relationship with readers and make extra money. Newsletters have become the center of the digital strategy of several news outlets in the region.
Journalists from Latin America talked to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the precariousness of journalism, which includes low salaries, lack of decent contracts and lack of protection. This has resulted in the decision of more and more journalists to seek alternative sources of income or follow other professional paths.
LatAm Journalism Review attended and drew conclusions from "How to include more LGBTQ+ people in newsrooms," the second of four webinars organized by the newly created Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism. This network seeks to promote diversity in Latin American newsrooms, as well as in the news and content they produce.
The research article “Spatial dimensions within hierarchy of influences: How re-conceived notions of space in networked societies impact Latin American journalists” shows that the geographic location of the newsroom influences the perception of the journalistic function.