The newly formed Red para la Diversidad en el Periodismo Latinoamericano (Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism) is hosting a series of four webinars to promote diversity in Latin American newsrooms and the news and content they produce. The first webinar, “Myths about journalistic coverage of diversity and how to deal with them,” will take place on Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. CST.
Over-information, weariness and the need to disconnect. The trend was underway at a global level. It had a pause during the pandemic, when news consumption was essential. Afterwards, global audiences, saturated, seemed to have become overloaded with so much information. Why did many prefer to zap, unplug from the news and take refuge by watching series or opening a book?
A little more than a month after the departure of President Pedro Castillo, the Peruvian press has experienced more than 70 cases of aggressions including beatings, insults and vandalism of equipment and facilities by demonstrators, as well as threats, obstruction of coverage and even an attack with rubber bullets by police officers.
The latest report "Journalism, Media and Technology: Trends and Predictions for 2023," published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, sheds light on what the news industry can expect in 2023. Concerns about the sustainability of some news outlets are on the rise, as are the challenges to innovate.
InfoAmazonia, a trilingual platform devoted to covering the Amazon Rainforest, has launched a Citizen Network of news outlets based in the Brazilian Amazon that cover socio-environmental issues. The idea is to strengthen local journalism in the region and expand media audiences, improving the content and bringing it in and around the Amazon to local populations and a global audience.
In journalism, participation and collaboration are essential. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) has created a list of the most important events for journalists in Latin America to be held during 2023. Buenos Aires, Bogota, Quito, and Mexico City, are some of the expected venues.
At least 12 journalists were physically assaulted, robbed or threatened with death by groups of Bolsonarists while covering the terrorist acts perpetrated by supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 8 in Brasilia. Thousands of them stormed and vandalized the National Congress, the Planalto Palace and the Supreme Court in the face of inaction by police officers present, who in more than one case also refused to help journalists.
At least half a dozen journalists were victims of theft, intimidation and obstacles to carry out their work by members of organized crime during the wave of violence unleashed on Jan. 5 in the capital of the state of Sinaloa following the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, son of "El Chapo."
In the fourth edition of our glossary of journalistic expressions in Latin America, learn about the meaning of Coleguinha, Encochinado, Pescoção, Lobster shift, evergreen story, and caliche, among other jargon used by journalists in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
To honor all Latin American journalists who work every day and take risks to reveal information of public interest, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) presents four investigations that stood out in 2022. We highlight original, impactful and innovative investigations that used everything from traditional methods to artificial intelligence to shed light on controversial activities that public and private leaders would prefer to keep in the dark.
Whether fighting against censorship in Venezuela or as one of the main drivers of fact-checking in Spanish in the United States, Tamoa Calzadilla always puts journalism first. Recently chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most creative people in the business world, LJR spoke with the journalist about this recognition and about the future of fact-checking.
Investigative news outlets Revista Espejo and Red Es Poder, located in Mexico's high-crime states, have produced journalistic content for businesses and paid coverage of events as alternative sources of income. This has helped compensate for a lack of advertising resulting from brands' fear of advertising in news outlets that cover insecurity or corruption.