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Knight Center’s e-book “Innovative Journalism in Latin America” now also available in English and Portuguese

“Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” the new free e-book from the Knight Center, is now available in English and Portuguese.

Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event

The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both countries. Their bilingual conversation will apply those themes to digital strategy, social media and political coverage of controversial issues including migration and violent crime.

Download special essay on media fragmentation by Brazilian journalist Ricardo Gandour

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas published a special essay by Brazilian editor Ricardo Gandour that looks at the effects of digital fragmentation on news production and consumption.

Latin American public media search for successful funding models (Second article of the series)

A recent study by the European Broadcasting Union found that “well-funded and strong public service media goes hand in hand with signs of a healthy democracy.” Historically, funding challenges and scarce resources have plagued public media in Latin America.

Students of online course on video for the internet earn scholarships for seminar on YouTube Space in São Paulo

Reinventing the language of journalistic audiovisual production for the web was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "News video production for the internet." It’s also what the fifteen students of the course who were selected to participate in a workshop on YouTube Space in São Paulo wanted to express in their projects.

Why is press freedom important? Latin American journalists, experts weigh in on World Press Freedom Day

Journalists and freedom of expression advocates around the globe celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3.

Knight Center receives $600,000 from Knight Foundation to expand its online training program for journalists

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will expand its online journalism education program over the next four years thanks to a $600,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Connectas launches digital platform for transnational investigative journalism in Latin America

Convinced that investigative journalism reaches beyond local contexts, nonprofit organization Connectas, which is based in Bogotá, Colombia, launched a new project to promote the production and distribution of transnational investigative journalism.

Latin American journalism and advocacy groups recognized by Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Awards

Journalists, media organizations and freedom of expression advocates from El Salvador, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador were included on the long list of candidates for the Index on Censorship’s 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards announced on Dec. 16.

Social media, crowdsourcing and citizen journalism helped media cover Venezuelan elections

The protagonists during Venezuela's Dec. 6 parliamentary elections were new digital platforms and social networks that became the principal vehicles through which media, nonprofit organizations and citizens received and provided information.