In contrast to the bureaucratic difficulties of accessing information in Mexico, the U.S. judicial system offers rich sources of information for investigating cases of Mexican criminals tried in that country, said journalist Juan Alberto Vázquez. His book "Los Padrotes de Tlaxcala" reveals shocking details about how Mexican trafficking networks operate in New York.
Since 2019, 13 Argentine media outlets have created the position of gender editor, which makes the country the most fertile ground in Latin America for these professionals. An unpublished survey heard from 12 of them and found they are targets of online violence with frightening frequency, and that most of them are not intimidated by the attacks.
Four years after the appointment of Mariana Iglesias at the Argentine newspaper Clarín, gender editors are promoting changes in news coverage, working to consolidate their positions and facing unprecedented online violence. LatAm Journalism Review spoke with gender editors in four countries to understand the current status of these professionals in the region.
Journalists' reputations are under attack. The study 'Not just words: How reputational attacks harm journalists and undermine press freedom' found that most journalists surveyed globally suffered reputational damage at least once a month.
Journalists, media and even human rights defenders in Honduras have been the target of smear campaigns in recent months that they denounce are putting them in a situation of greater vulnerability. International organizations and journalists also analyze this as a strategy to silence the work they do.
Thanks to the success of a crowdfunding campaign, the Mexican independent journalism production company Dromómanos not only avoided bankruptcy, but is strengthening its educational division as a source of income, as well as preparing a continental investigation into bank fraud.
Speakers at the webinar "Generative AI: What journalists should know about ChatGPT and other tools" shared a list of useful artificial intelligence resources for journalists to explore the advantages of this technology. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) shares the list with additional information about each tool.
We bring you a compilation from GIJN recommending investigative books from reporters based in Latin America during the past 10 years. From lithium extraction to political murders, migration hardships to water privatization, and from Mexico in the north to Chile in the south, these titles cover a wide range of issues and span the continent.
News outlet Otra Economía emerged in Argentina to shift perspectives on the current economic model, fostering dialogue on concepts such as triple impact, circular economy, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. It also offers a workshop for journalists to address social injustice and workplace discrimination.
Panelists at a Knight Center webinar on ChatGPT in newsrooms suggested experimenting with generative artificial intelligence to understand its scope and limitations, learn how to develop effective prompts, and consider the opportunity to revolutionize the way news is delivered using this new technology.
Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas for a free online course that will explore how generative artificial intelligence (AI), like ChatGPT, has and will impact journalism. “How to use ChatGPT and other generative AI tools in your newsroom” will run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22, 2023.
In 2022, the year of one of Brazil's most fiercely contested elections, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) recorded 557 cases of aggression against journalists, with 26% involving some form of gender-based violence. Among this group, 5% were episodes of sexual violence. Journalists targeted in these attacks spoke about the impact on their work and personal lives.