The International Press Institute and the Poynter Institute have teamed up to publish a 152-page report on the future of news. The report, "Brave News Worlds: Navigating the New Media Landscape," was published Sept 13, 2010.
Comprised of 42 essays written by news executives, nonprofit leaders, and educators from more than 20 countries, the report looks at journalism's transition to digital platforms, the future of investigative journalism, crowd sourcing, social media, emerging forms of journalism, legislation issues and press freedom.
"This report is not a definitive map, but instead a compass, pointing us, the global media, in the right direction: To a sustainable and successful future for journalism," according to the document.
Included in the report is a section by Juanita León, founder of the news website La Silla Vacía, or The Empty Seat, about how the Internet facilitates press freedom in Colombia.
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.