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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Latin American journalists build bridges during the 5th International Conference on Migration and Development Journalism in Spain

The fifth edition of the International Conference on Migration and Development Journalism took place in the city of Merida, Spain on Oct. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. Journalists from all over the world gathered to talk about journalism and migration, as well as to build networks and develop ties of collaboration. LJR covered the event and summarizes outstanding presentations by Latin American journalists in attendance.

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Open call for proposals to strengthen investigative journalism in Latin America, amid challenges

The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR) has a call for proposals to fund national and cross-border investigative journalism in several Latin American countries. LJR spoke with journalists who received support last year about their experiences and the difficulties they face when doing investigative journalism.

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Wave of journalist resignations in Cuba due to State Security harassment

In the last two months, at least 12 Cuban journalists have decided to quit their jobs or leave the profession publicly as a result of the harassment they have suffered at the hands of Cuban State Security. These journalists have usually made their decisions public on social media.

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Opportunities in U.S. universities and organizations have made a difference for Latin American journalists. Applications now open

From spending an academic year working on a journalism project to touring and learning from the best newsrooms in the United States, internships at U.S. universities and organizations have marked the professional lives of hundreds of Latin American journalists. Learn how to follow in their footsteps and apply.

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In journalism, telling the truth is also about showing difference, panelists at Knight Center’s 2nd diversity conference said

The fourth panel of the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism entitled "Diversity in Journalism" presented products and initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Latin American journalism. According to the panelists, diversity can be promoted by both traditional and independent media, as long as it is done rigorously.

‘We must continue working on denouncing and reducing current censorship, without immolating ourselves’: 5 questions for Venezuelan cyberactivist and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz

Venezuelan cyberactivist and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz showed the power of weaving networks on the Internet when he suffered an enforced disappearance in 2019. In this interview, Díaz talks about his case and explains the situation of the media and journalism in Venezuela today.

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Journalists and other media professionals in Latin America reflect on the importance of learning to program

Technological advances over the years have changed the profile of the journalist. He or she is increasingly resembling a multifaceted professional who can write, take photographs, edit video, record audio, and even program. In this article, interviewing media professionals in Latin America, we try to answer the question: Is it vital for a journalist today to learn to program?

'Journalism is always about teamwork and building something together': Profile of Chilean journalist Daniel Matamala, 2022 Cabot Prize winner

Chilean journalist Daniel Matamala was one of the recipients of the 2022 Maria Moors Cabot Awards, granted by the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York. This profile takes a look at his journalistic trajectory, the changes in recent years in the Chilean context and the significance of this recognition.

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Journalists from five Latin American countries team up to investigate food self-sufficiency

On August 9th, Cultivate, Distribute and Eat: The Road to Food Sovereignty, an investigation by the Latam Coalition supported by the Women's Media Foundation, was published. The stories are told from the experiences of women and LGBTQ+ people and the creative team followed a gender perspective.

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Journalism launchpad program encourages 12 Latin American newsrooms to create digital products

The Meta Journalism Project and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism teamed up to bring to life the News Product Design Sprint program, where 12 newsrooms in Latin America received training by expert coaches to create low-investment, high-impact digital product prototypes based on responding to a clear need of an audience.