Major Brazilian news site hosts blog from São Paulo communities

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  • November 28, 2010

By Maira Magro

Folha.com, the online site of Brazil's largest circulating newspaper, has begun to host the blog The Wall ("Mural"), the start of a news agency for communities in Greater São Paulo. The project was created by journalist Bruno Garcez as part of a Knight International Journalism Fellowship offered through the International Center for Journalists. Mural will be produced by a network of more than 50 community correspondents, who participated in training workshops about citizen journalism.

"Bloggers don't want to write only about violence and social projects," Garcez tells Folha.com. They also want to write about music, art, and community leaders who do important work in their communities but don't get much attention, he says.

Learn more about the project in this Knight Center interview with Garcez, and in his fellowship profile and project description.

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.