Knight Center and OSI publish e-book on digital journalism and democracy in English and Spanish

“The Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean,” by Guillermo Franco, published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Foundations Media Program, is now available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded in PDF format for free on the Knight Center’s website.

The text comes from the discussions, proposals, and presentations at the 7th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, held at The University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 11–12, 2009. 48 representatives from 18 countries met to discuss the effects of the digital transition on the media business, democracy and political reporting, investigative journalism, and new media. The forum was co-sponsored for the third time by the Open Society Foundations Media Program.

The report uses the personal and organizational experiences described by forum participants, which were compiled, curated, and analyzed by Austin Forum rapporteur Guillermo Franco, to study how digital technology has impacted journalism and democracy in the hemisphere.

For more information about the report, see this Knight Center story and download the e-book herehttp://knightcenter.utexas.edu/digitaltech.php.

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.