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Report for the World program arrives in Brazil and helps two newsrooms hire reporters

The creators of a successful program matching journalists with underserved communities in the United States are digging roots in Latin America. Report for the World, a program of international news organization The GroundTruth Project, is partnering with Brazilian digital natives Marco Zero and InfoAmazonia to fund reporting positions and offer training for their newsrooms. Launched in mid […]

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Journalists with disabilities break paradigms in Latin American newsrooms, but face barriers entering and staying in the profession

To understand the barriers for journalists with disabilities who want to enter newsrooms, as well as the treatment of persons with disabilities in the media, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with media professionals in Latin America about their experience working in newsrooms and their advice for giving stories a human rights approach.

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About 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators, according to FOPEA report

The FOPEA report, "Situation of Local Journalism in Argentina," found that about 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators. FOPEA surveyed 2,464 media outlets and 13,597 journalists from the 23 provinces of the country and the federal district, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

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Massively popular product strategies course now available in self-directed version to take in English, Spanish or Portuguese

“Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology” is available as a self-directed course in English, Spanish and Portuguese on the JournalismCourses.org online learning platform!

Press is also responsible for the crisis of democracy and for the election of Bolsonaro and Trump, says Eliane Brum, winner of the Cabot Prize

In the interview, Brum talks about the times she suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in Brazilian newsrooms, about the experience of being a mother at age 15 and the lack of support at work, in addition to the decision to move to Altamira, in the interior of the Amazon

Zehbrauskas, vencedora do Prêmio Cabot: ‘Fazer fotojornalismo é caro, é preciso viajar, investir em equipamento, segurança, [pagar] honorários decentes. Sem isso vejo um futuro muito escuro.’ Foto: Crédito: Dario Lopez-Mills

Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas receives Maria Moors Cabot Prize: ‘this profession is about others, not ourselves’

U.S.-based Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas is internationally recognized for her sensitivity and empathy in covering people in vulnerable situations in the Americas. She is one of the winners of the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the first edition awarded exclusively to women.

Ultra-conservative and anti-vaccine groups threaten journalists in Peru

Peruvian journalists from two media outlets are harassed and threatened online by supporters of radical ultra-right and anti-vaccine groups.

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New guide seeks to improve news coverage of gender among Spanish-language media

With the launch of the Gender Balance Guide for Spanish-language media, organizations WINN and WAN-IFRA seek to help journalists and media improve coverage of the issue.

Protests against murders of journalists in Mexico

Ten-year study on violence in Mexico becomes a book and tells how journalists resist, form networks and deal with censorship

Professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine E. Relly, both from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, have spent the past ten years doing field research, traveling through Mexico and interviewing more than 100 people to analyze violence against the press.

Automated profiles account for 20% of attacks on journalists on Twitter in Brazil, study says

A study by the NGO Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the Technology and Society Institute of Rio (ITS-Rio) shows that social media has become a hostile territory for the press in Brazil. In a three-month period, between March 14 and June 13, 2021, the researchers identified 498,693 attacks on journalists and the press in general in Brazil. A fifth of the total attacks came from accounts with a high probability of automated behavior, i.e., robots.

Research with readers from Latin American countries indicates that the decision to pay for news is associated with the independence and transparency of the news outlet and suggests that digital media should better communicate these values to their potential audience.

Media associations in the Americas call for a debate on platforms paying for content

Through a declaration to “defend the value of professional journalism in the digital ecosystem,” 18 organizations from the Americas call for a debate on the payment of content by digital platforms.

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Learn to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio and more: Register for audio storytelling course for journalists

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new online course on the fundamentals of audio storytelling, from finding a focus, to writing and interviewing, to voice performance.