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Nearly 1,000 journalists in Latin America have died from COVID-19; Brazil and Peru have highest number of cases

More than half of the journalists who have died from COVID-19 globally are from Latin America, with Brazil leading the cases. In the region, which has seen at least 954 media workers die from the virus, Brazil has at least 280 deaths, followed by Peru (198), Mexico (120) and Colombia (77). 

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Data journalism self-directed course in Spanish now available after MOOC reaches thousands of journalists around the world

“Introduction to data journalism: How to find and process large volumes of information” is now available to take for free, at any time, as a self-directed course on the JournalismCourses.org online platform.

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Training programs for Black journalists seek to increase racial diversity in newsrooms across Brazil

In addition to Folha, Nexo Jornal also launched an exclusive training program for Black people in 2021. These initiatives seek to break down some of the barriers that hinder the entry and permanence of Black journalists in Brazilian newsrooms, also leading to debates about racism and whiteness within organizations.

Yoel Acosta Gámez: ‘minha mensagem ao regime comunista é vamos continuar mostrando a realidade do povo cubano. Não temos medo de ser levados para a prisão’. Foto: ADN Cuba

Cuba fines independent journalist based on recent decree regulating the internet

Cuban independent journalist Yoel Acosta Gámez is one of the first to be fined under the new Decree-Law 35, which regulates telecommunications services on the island but, in practice, tightens control over the use of the internet and social media.

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Repórter Brasil celebrates 20 years of awards, scoops, investigations and consolidates itself as a reference in human rights

Repórter Brasil celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 9, the date the site was originally launched – in director-general Leonardo Sakamoto's words, the NGO is today, due to its history in the country, "a grandpa of digital journalism organizations.” To mark the anniversary, LJR spoke with key people at Repórter Brasil to talk about how it works, their way of doing journalism and their plans for the future. 

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Journalists who left Peruvian media outlet due to journalistic crisis create their own news site focusing on video

Epicentro TV was born as a kind of cooperative of six journalists who left one of the most prestigious television news programs in Peru, Cuarto Poder, after a credibility crisis in the traditional Peruvian media during the polarized elections of April and June 2021.

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Join thousands of journalists learning about 'product thinking' in Knight Center’s new free online course

“Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,” began on Aug. 23, but there’s still time to register and catch up!

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Knight Center announces dates for the 23rd ISOJ in-person and online in April 2022

ISOJ 2022 will take place from April 1 - 2, 2022, in person at the University of Texas at Austin and with the same innovative and interactive streaming online that made the conference a big, global success in 2020 and 2021.

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Colombia’s FLIP creates new media outlet to fill ‘news deserts’ with local content from local communicators

The Colombian Foundation for Press Freedom decided that the problem of the country's news deserts should be addressed more directly. And to try to solve it, it created a media outlet and mobile journalism lab so that people from different municipalities can create and disseminate local information.

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Brazilian digital outlets launch solution to distribute and monetize news about the periphery of São Paulo

Innovative project of four Brazilian journalism outlets expands content distribution in the periphery and favelas while helping to increase revenue for newsrooms. Initially launched in São Paulo, the initiative installed 25 screens in commercial establishments with up to 800,000 visitors each month.

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Latin American media seek to influence public debate and engage audience in U.S. by translating their journalism to English

In recent years, various digital media in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, have decided to translate and create content in English as a way to reach new audiences and thus increase their profits. Although, sometimes that’s easier said than done.

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Feminist media in Latin America expand voices in the media ecosystem by reporting with a gender perspective

In recent years, there has been a spring of feminist media in Latin America, many starting alongside the MeToo (United States, 2017) or Ni una menos (Argentina, 2015) movements, which seek to vindicate the issues of women, trans women and the LGBTQ+ communities in media content and public discussion.