What is explanatory journalism and how can it improve your journalism? Learn the answers thanks to a free, self-directed online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. This new program is based on the successful massive open online course (MOOC) offered earlier this year that reached more than 3,000 people from 153 countries.
This 2023 marks 30 years since the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The main commemoration event will take place in New York, but events will also be held in Latin American countries. The date is an invitation for media professionals to reflect on press freedom and professional ethics.
LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) talked to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Salinas Maldonado about the publication of his fictionalized biography about Rosario Murillo, current vice president of Nicaragua and President Daniel Ortega’s wife. The journalist also talked about the pain of exile and his plans for the future.
Journalists from other continents seeking to cover Latin America should identify patterns in common among the different countries, find points of connection with the realities of other regions and collaborate with local journalists, said María Teresa Ronderos, Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and Silvia Viñas, guests at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.
Several journalism and journalism-related initiatives presented their steps forward, lessons learned and future projects during a panel entitled "Lightning session: Lessons and innovative cases," at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, on April 16.
Four Nicaraguan journalists spoke during the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism in the panel "Nicaragua: Journalists released from prison and banished" about the challenges of continuing their work outside their home country.
Documented Semanal [Documented Weekly] is one of the media initiatives aimed at Hispanic communities in the United States that have managed to work around WhatsApp’s restrictions to distribute content to large audiences. This project plus academic research behind other similar cases were presented at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.
In a panel at UT Austin, four Venezuelan journalists recounted their experiences of persecution and survival during two and a half decades in a country that is no longer a democracy, where print newspapers are lacking and the official media have become hegemonic.
For its second panel, the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism dealt with the theme “Diversity in Latin American news and newsrooms.” The panelists discussed advances as well as challenges in the region, such as disinformation and digital violence against women journalists.
The state of journalism around the world is put at stake from government attacks, censorship and war. Seven journalists from seven nations describe the development of modern journalism in their country and provide hope for the future of media worldwide.
In the past several years, much of the public has shown increasing distrust in the media which has directly lent itself to their intentional and unintentional avoidance of news. In fact, research has found about one in 10 individuals consume news less than once a month. Experts at ISOJ offered their ideas for how journalists can regain their connection with audiences.
Ten months into his tenure as the executive editor of the New York Times, Joe Kahn emphasized the continuing importance of the staff’s geographical diversity and the organization’s digital transformation. One of The New York Times’s top priorities is to continue to find sustainable news models. So far, it’s on the right track.