Through data journalism, effective interview techniques and innovative dissemination strategies, these reports by Meganoticias (Chile), Red Es Poder (Mexico) and a team of independent journalists from Cuba have stood out for showing the severity of the obstetric violence suffered by thousands of women in the region.
In the style of Trump and Bolsonaro, the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei, employs rhetoric that is openly hostile to the press. Since he took office, this speech has been accompanied by concrete measures, such as suspending advertising from the Executive branch in the media. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed Santiago Marino, a leading Argentine researcher in communication policies, to understand the Milei government's relationship with journalism and public communication policies in Argentina.
Aos Fatos, a Brazilian media outlet specialized in fact-checking, integrated ChatGPT with its journalistic production to create a question and answer chatbot, FátimaGPT. On WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter, the chatbot answers questions from the public based on texts already published on the website.
The report “Journalism, media and technology trends and predictions 2024” from the Reuters Institute predicts that this year, media and journalists in Latin America, and the world, will have to urgently rethink their role and purpose as they face the disruptive power of AI and a super election year.
A study by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) found a 14% increase in the number of lawsuits against journalists and media outlets asking for the removal of content related to the 2022 elections. This is compared to 2018. Researchers highlight the impact on press freedom and the democratic process, as well as trends for municipal elections in 2024.
The Latin American journalistic profession has its own vocabulary and at LJR we have given ourselves the task of collecting the most popular expressions. Chayotero, enyerbado, pastel, carnitas and plantón are some of the words added to the fifth volume of the glossary of journalistic expressions that every Latin American journalist should know.
Take advantage of early bird rates and register now for the 25th International Symposium on Online Journalism, or ISOJ. The first keynote speakers have been announced: Meredith Kopit Levien, president and CEO of The New York Times Company, and Versha Sharma, editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.
When media no longer have a monopoly on advertising, sales executives and their client portfolios no longer have what a media outlet needs to be sustainable. So, how do digital media outlets approach creating their revenue streams? Who develops and executes plans? How do these new roles work?
Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who recently released the book “San Fernando. Última parada,” spoke about the challenges and lessons learned from investigating disappeared people for more than a decade. She also spoke about what she believes journalists should do to better cover violence committed by organized crime.
The team at Revista Elementos released the first season of the podcast Misceláneo that tells about the journeys of four Salvadoran journalists and seeks to change the government narrative of criminalization towards their profession.
Due to the lack of visibility of public health problems of Indigenous communities of Peru, digital media outlet Salud con Lupa created a training and scholarship program for journalism in the Peruvian Amazon. It also developed a network of Indigenous health communicators in the region.
Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court ruled in November that, when a media outlet publishes an interview that contains false information, legal responsibility for that information may fall on the outlet. In a country with a lack of legislation on the issue and where judicial harassment of journalists is growing, the decision worries experts.