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NBC News executive opens ISOJ with discussion of challenges and opportunities facing network TV in the age of streaming and artificial intelligence

Janelle Rodriguez, executive vice president of programming at NBC News, and David Ryfe, director of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed challenges and opportunities facing network TV in the age of streaming and artificial intelligence.

Learn how to elevate your reporting with solutions journalism; Sign up for new free online course

In the course, instructor Hugo Balta will dispel common misconceptions about solutions journalism and will give students insights into how solutions journalism can apply to a variety of beats in a variety of mediums, including print, online, and broadcast. He’ll also talk about the impact of solutions journalism, drawing upon related research.

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Research on the impact of climate change in Uruguay achieves media and social impact

For the first time in Uruguay, a team of scientists and journalists analyzed different databases on the flood line and its impact on the population and relevant infrastructure along the coast of Montevideo. The result was "The submerged city," winner of the 2023 Sigma Awards that celebrate the best data journalism in the world.

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'There should be government funding to pay for journalism': The Digital Journalism Association's proposal for social media platform regulation in Brazil

In an interview with LJR, AJOR’s president, Natalia Viana, explains a new proposal to promote journalism sustainability. The proposal would change the Fake News Bill, which is currently being discussed in Brazil's Congress. The association's stance on the proposal differs from that of large media groups in the country.

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The Astesiano case: How the press covered one of the most talked-about criminal cases of recent times in Uruguayan politics

Alejandro Astesiano was chief of security of the current President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, until he was arrested by the Police for leading an organization that falsified documents to obtain passports for Russian citizens. Very quickly, the Uruguayan press obtained the investigative folder of the case which contained more than a thousand Whatsapp chats by the accused.

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Moving forward with no fear and no glass ceiling: What drives Latin America's women media leaders

Women CEOs and media founders in several countries in Latin America reflect on the road they have traveled. They examine how lessons learned and challenges faced can help pave the way for others coming behind them, who will soon be in charge.

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Women reporters from northern Mexico share experiences on how to do investigative journalism amidst violence and job insecurity

In the panel "How to investigate corruption in the north of Mexico," part of the festival "Contra el Olvido [Against forgetting]," in the state of Tamaulipas, journalists Melva Frutos, Ana Victoria Félix, Priscila Cárdenas, and Shalma Castillo told how they face threats, lack of resources and indifference from society in their attempt to do investigative reporting on violence and corruption.

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José Rubén Zamora case: Guatemalan government's strategy to silence the press, according to experts

The arrest and court case of journalist José Rubén Zamora raises suspicions of a strategy by the Guatemalan government to silence the press and even political opponents in the midst of an electoral campaign flooded with allegations of corruption, according to analyses by journalists and human rights experts.

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Brazilian government launches official fact-checking website and draws criticism from independent agencies

A new website launched by the Brazilian federal government with the official purpose of fighting disinformation through the use of language appropriate to fact-checking initiatives has prompted criticism from independent verification professionals and agencies, which see an undue appropriation of its format — which is, by principle, impartial and nonpartisan.

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How to cover school attacks: Experts discuss best practices and impact of coverage on violence in Brazil

The attack by a 13-year-old student at a school in São Paulo has revived debate in Brazil about the impact of news coverage on this type of violence. The Association of Education Journalists (Jeduca) brought together experts to advise on how to carry out responsible coverage, in order to prevent the proliferation of such attacks.

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By not doing our job 'we leave room for those who seek to intimidate us': 5 questions to Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez

Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez, who specializes in violence and organized crime, spoke with LatAm Journalism Review about the publication of her first book 'El Tren de Aragua: The gang that revolutionized organized crime in Latin America,' about this criminal organization that has a presence throughout the region.

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Journalists in Mexico and Brazil develop artificial intelligence tool to detect online hate speech against journalists

"Attack Detector" is a natural language processing model developed by members of Abraji and Data Crítica in order to explore the origin of violent narratives on Twitter against journalists in Brazil and Mexico, countries where such attacks are on the rise.