Coinciding with the 10th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published the book "Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” in digital format on Sunday, April 23.
This new publication, available in the Knight Center digital library for free, compiles all the articles in the series "Innovative Journalism in Latin America" published on the Knight Center's blog between December 2016 and April 2017. It also includes several brief guides on different topics related to digital journalism in which different experts offer practical advice to improve digital journalistic work.
Both the series and this book have been made possible by the generous support of Open Society Foundations’ Program on Independent Journalism.
The book has been published in Spanish; English and Portuguese versions are forthcoming.
Teresa Mioli, content coordinator of the Knight Center, and Ismael Nafría, a journalist in residence at the Knight Center during the 2016-2017 academic year, were co-editors of the blog and the digital book "Innovative Journalism in Latin America.” The Knight Center also recently published Nafría’s book "The reinvention of The New York Times."
For this series, the Knight Center covered projects from 47 media organizations or sites from 11 countries in Latin America, and the United States. The brief guides located at the end of the book were written by leading journalists in Latin America and Spain.
The articles included in the blog address a multitude of topics related to digital journalistic innovation, such as the development of virtual reality and 360 video projects, the use of Facebook Live or Periscope by the media or the use of new digital narratives. It also shows examples of projects or media outlets that try to reach new audiences in innovative ways.
In all cases there is concern about how to succeed financially while carrying out these digital innovations. Additionally, there are cases of entrepreneurs in the field of digital information who are betting on new models.
Podcasts, innovative collaboration in transnational projects, data journalism or fact-checking projects also have a presence in the series.
The five small guides with practical advice are dedicated to these topics: building a data journalism team, how the media and journalists can broaden their audience, the production and distribution of video on the internet, how to launch a podcast and digital security for journalists and media outlets.
The book can be downloaded for free in PDF format from the Knight Center’s digital library.
Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.