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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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Research on the impact of climate change in Uruguay achieves media and social impact

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.

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By not doing our job 'we leave room for those who seek to intimidate us': 5 questions to Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez

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.

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Openness, collaborative mapping, sonification, and web extensions: Data-driven projects empower investigative journalism in Mexico

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.

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2023 round-up of awards that celebrate Latin American journalism

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.

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Women hold less than 13% of management positions in newsrooms in Mexico and Brazil, according to study

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.

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Network of Venezuelan Women Journalists creates a meeting space to promote journalism with a gender-based approach

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.

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Latin American media position newsletters at the center of their digital strategy

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.

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Latin American journalists denounce the precariousness in the profession

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.

LGBTQ+ journalists take an intersectional look at overlooked issues, say panelists at webinar

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.

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Latin American journalists' perception of their role is impacted by newsrooms' geographic scopes, study finds

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.