Works from Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Brazil were shortlisted for the most prestigious data journalism awards among more than 600 candidates from 379 media outlets around the world. Latam Journalism Review interviewed the leaders of the Latin American projects featured in the 2022 Sigma Awards.
As part of their participation in the Collab Challenges 2021 initiative, La Nación (Argentina), Data Crítica (Mexico), AzMina (Brazil), CLIP (Costa Rica) and Ojo Público (Peru) developed projects that seek to put automated analysis of documents, images and language at the service of investigative journalism.
Over the past decade, press freedom around the world is deteriorating and the list of countries facing issues has been growing. With the testimonial of seven journalists from Asia and Latin America, ISOJ 2022 debated the state of press freedom and the serious situation reporters are recently facing in India, Hong Kong, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
On the second day of the 23rd ISOJ, four journalists dedicated to the approach of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) spoke about cultural change within newsrooms and the need for news companies to help develop journalists' careers during the panel “Diversity in newsrooms and in the news: cultural change, content audits and other initiatives.”
Among other measures to curb the spread of fake news, the bill stipulates the remuneration of journalistic organizations by large technology platforms. Proposal divides Brazilian journalists.
During a workshop offered by the Knight Foundation at ISOJ 2022, LION Publishers, Revenue Lab by Texas Tribune and Newspack spoke about how they are providing new and legacy newsrooms with different types of resources to have a more efficient and fulfilling road to sustainability.
Katrice Hardy, who recently became the new executive editor of the Dallas Morning News, spoke with Kathleen McElroy, director of the School of Journalism at the UT Austin, about her work and the challenges of local journalism amid the current wave of attacks on journalists.
Major newspapers such as the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle have embraced the podcast as a way to engage readers and reach new audiences. The newly released Insider's The Refresher uses new technology to deliver fresh and up-to-date podcast news. At the same time, social audio platforms such as the Clubhouse present themselves as undiscovered opportunities for journalism.
The Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a return in person and online. For the last two years, the conference was virtual because of the pandemic.
The panel “Lessons and innovative cases,” of the 15th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, brought together journalists, directors and editors from Latin America to present effective models that emerge from the coming together of technological tools and good journalism.
The media accelerator Fondo Velocidad supported, trained and financed improvements to ten digital media outlets in nine Latin American countries. Thanks to the program, the ten participating media outlets achieved a total income of more than 5 million dollars in the last two years.
Journalists from Nicaragua spoke about challenging working conditions at present, how they have managed to overcome barriers while reporting from Nicaragua and in exile, and how the international community can help, during a panel at the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.