Latin American journalism spotlighted in latest edition of Harvard magazine

The newest edition of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, is dedicated to journalism in the Americas, with stories by renowned journalists focusing on such topics as the dangers of reporting in Mexico, the possibilities of incorporating new digital technologies, censorship and threats to freedom of expression.

"Practicing journalism in Latin America is both enriching and challenging. It’s a continent of story tellers," wrote editor June Carolyn Erlick. "It’s a continent where truth is often hidden, but where reporters, through digging, can bring down governments or put into motion international indignation about human rights abuses."

The pieces by journalists Marcela TuratiJudith Torrea, and Alfredo Corchado are among those focusing on Mexico, where more than 60 journalists have been killed since 2000. As Corchado wrote, it's "midnight in Mexico."

A section on new media, online investigative journalism, and new business models includes articles by El Faro (The Lighthouse) founder Carlos Dada, writing about the non-profit, independent journalism site in El Salvador; and Mónica González, who writes about Chile's Center for Investigative Reporting, or CIPER.

Rosental Calmon Alves, founder of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, also writes an article about the Knight Center and other training ventures for journalists throughout Latin America.

Other featured authors include Gustavo Gorriti, and the Inter American Press Association's Ricardo Trotti and Gonzalo Marroquín.

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.