Google tools can help journalists more quickly and adeptly tell important stories in their communities, according to Marco Túlio Pires, a leader at the company’s News Lab. During a Google News Initiative workshop at the 2022 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Pires walked through various tools and explained how journalists can use them to advance their reporting.
The question “What is news?” guided journalist Gina Chua during her keynote on the second day of the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). With a 30-year plus career, the current executive editor at Reuters and soon to be executive editor at the media startup Semafor spoke about technology and representation as a means of rethinking news production.
Borja Echevarría, deputy director of the Spanish newspaper El País, spoke with Rosental Alves, director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, about the success of the newspaper's digital subscription model, which is expected to reach 200,000 subscribers in two years. He also spoke about the site's new graphic design and the role of podcasts in bringing readers and journalists closer.
The panel “Subsidies and Regulation: How Government Initiatives Can Affect Journalism and the Digital Media Ecosystem” discussed concrete cases of public policies designed to encourage journalism in the United States and Canada.
The 15th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism will gather journalists in person and virtually from the region for discussions on innovation, factchecking and disinformation, press freedom and more.
When she found irregularities in the handling of her data, Colombian journalist Claudia Julieta Duque returned her protection mechanism. Duque denounced having since suffered at least two serious security incidents. She also condemned the lack of compliance by the part of the State with the precautionary measures granted to her by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Big tech companies are more united than ever against the Brazilian bill that regulates platforms in order to fight fake news. The bill provides for the remuneration of journalistic organizations, but journalists themselves are divided. Payment by platforms for journalism is a trend, with agreements signed in Australia and France and contemplated in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Founded by a group of lawyers specializing in the defense of freedom of expression, the Tornavoz nonprofit will remunerate lawyers who work in cases received by the organization, in addition to providing technical assistance to the defense. The idea is for the remuneration to “strengthen the interest of lawyers in this area of practice,” Taís Gasparian, one of the directors and founders of the nonprofit, said.
After a significant ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IHR Court) in favor of four Indigenous community radios in Guatemala, the Indigenous communities of that country want the State to respect their rights and to legally recognize their radio stations, so they can continue to transmit their culture and help their community in their native language.
Lawyers pointed out the key role played by the support of organizations defending freedom of expression during the journalist's trial. They hope his case sets a precedent for asylum requests from persecuted journalists, so these are taken more seriously by immigration courts.
An Argentine, a Chilean and a Brazilian share the challenges they have faced while covering the conflict from the front lines of this Eastern European country. A dangerous environment is not the only obstacle and challenge for journalists in Ukraine. The logistics of coverage have also been complex.
On March 5, the second edition of PodWoman was held, a podcasting event in Spanish dedicated to women. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) covered the event and spoke with audio and gender experts to analyze the importance of spaces like these.