Explain This! Explanatory Journalism MOOC

Explain this! Learn explanatory journalism in a self-directed course based on our successful global MOOC

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.

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World Press Freedom Day: 30 years defending journalism

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.

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'As journalists, we cannot let spite cloud our judgment and keep us from doing our job honestly,' said Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Salinas Maldonado

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.


How can international journalists cover Latin America? Journalists from the region give recommendations at journalism festival in Italy

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.

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Adding other fields into newsrooms, keeping up with tech and mental health, were some of the ideas presented at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium

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.

‘We have the duty, hope and commitment to rescue this country’: Nicaraguan journalists talk about their challenges during a panel at the Ibero-American Colloquium

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.

Chilean journalist Nicolas Rios speaks at the Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital 2023, in Austin, Texas.

Documented Semanal shows how to use WhatsApp to meet information needs of underserved communities

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.

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Panel sheds light on attacks against press freedom after 25 years of Chavismo in Venezuela

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.

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Rethinking practices, growing inclusion and combating hate speech are challenges for diversity in journalism, say experts at 16th Colloquium

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.

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International journalists keep up the good fight despite government attacks, appreciative 24th ISOJ audience hears

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.

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ISOJ panelists discuss the current state of growing news avoidance and what journalists can do about it

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.

Joe Kahn, executive editor at the New York Times, at ISOJ 2023

The New York Times is focusing on diversity and digital transformation during new editorial era, executive editor tells ISOJ

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.