'News Truck' will travel to 16 Brazilian cities showing the history of journalism

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  • January 28, 2016

By Giovana Sanchez

Starting in May, residents of 16 cities in Brazil will be able to learn more about the history of journalism, remember important Brazilian reporters and follow a live broadcast of a radio program. All off this will be in a moving museum called “News Truck: Roving Journalism,” a project created by Comunique-se Group that aims to bring the journalistic experience to the public and celebrate the history of making news.

On the truck, there will be a collection of photos, texts and videos - and even a space for the public to "dress" as a journalist and take pictures.

The itinerary has not been settled, but the News Truck will pass through the Brazilian states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.

The idea came out of an effort to "amplify the effects" of the Comunique-se Journalism Award, which has honored the most admired journalists in the country for 15 years.

According to the group's president, Rodrigo Azevedo, the project aims to "refine the public’s understanding about the importance of journalism, show everyone that journalism is a great career choice" and "bring journalism to the people"

The News Truck is planned to start its journey in May and will return to São Paulo in September, which is the deadline for voting for the Communique-se Journalism Award. Admission is free.

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.