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Knight Center announces dates for the 23rd ISOJ in-person and online in April 2022

ISOJ 2022 will take place from April 1 - 2, 2022, in person at the University of Texas at Austin and with the same innovative and interactive streaming online that made the conference a big, global success in 2020 and 2021.

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Colombia’s FLIP creates new media outlet to fill ‘news deserts’ with local content from local communicators

The Colombian Foundation for Press Freedom decided that the problem of the country's news deserts should be addressed more directly. And to try to solve it, it created a media outlet and mobile journalism lab so that people from different municipalities can create and disseminate local information.

Tela da TN instalada em mercado na zona sul de São Paulo. Ao todo, serão 25 telas, com audiência estimada entre 500 e 800 mil pessoas por mês. Foto: cortesia.

Brazilian digital outlets launch solution to distribute and monetize news about the periphery of São Paulo

Innovative project of four Brazilian journalism outlets expands content distribution in the periphery and favelas while helping to increase revenue for newsrooms. Initially launched in São Paulo, the initiative installed 25 screens in commercial establishments with up to 800,000 visitors each month.

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Latin American media seek to influence public debate and engage audience in U.S. by translating their journalism to English

In recent years, various digital media in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, have decided to translate and create content in English as a way to reach new audiences and thus increase their profits. Although, sometimes that’s easier said than done.

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Feminist media in Latin America expand voices in the media ecosystem by reporting with a gender perspective

In recent years, there has been a spring of feminist media in Latin America, many starting alongside the MeToo (United States, 2017) or Ni una menos (Argentina, 2015) movements, which seek to vindicate the issues of women, trans women and the LGBTQ+ communities in media content and public discussion.

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Mexican journalistic organization continues to bet on projects from young Latin American journalists

What began as a journalistic experiment during the first year of the pandemic became a Latin American coalition of young media that address human rights issues with a gender perspective, Coalición LATAM.

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More than a year after the pandemic hit, smaller newspapers in Latin America are still recovering

Smaller print newspapers across Latin America have had to adapt to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated transitions to digital and forced the publications to find new revenue streams. 

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Reverso builds a culture of accountability ahead of Argentina’s midterm elections

Speed and reach are the cornerstones of the second iteration of Reverso — a collaboration of Argentinian media organizations fighting election misinformation organized by fact-checking organization Chequeado.

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Most Brazilian media use WhatsApp in a limited way and miss opportunities to generate revenue from the app, says researcher

The diagnosis was made by Brazilian researcher Giuliander Carpes, a doctoral candidate in communication and information sciences at the University of Toulouse III who has just published a study on the subject

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Nicaraguan police take over La Prensa offices, announce investigation and detain general manager

Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa is under investigation and workers are prohibited from entering the building, located in Managua, after the national police raided it on Aug. 13.

La Prensa "La dictadura retiene nuestro papel, pero no puede ocultar la verdad"

La Prensa stops circulating on paper due to lack of supplies, leaving Nicaragua without daily print newspaper

Newspaper La Prensa of Nicaragua circulated in print for the last time on Aug. 12, at least temporarily, due to the lack of raw materials, the publication reported. La prensa said it will continue to report through social media and its website.

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Self-censorship and collective action are strategies used by journalists in Mexico and Brazil to deal with risk, study points out

A recently published study revealed how journalists in Mexico and Brazil deal with the stress resulting from risky experiences in the profession, and how these experiences are connected to structural issues that affect the field of journalism.