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COVID-19 kills more than one journalist a day in Latin America; region is the world’s most fatal for press professionals

Swiss-based non-profit organization Press Emblem Campaign reports 908 journalists died of COVID-19 in 70 countries as of March 16. Of these, 505 occurred in 18 Latin American countries. That is, 55% of the total.

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Digital magazine wants to show what it's like to be LGBT in Central America

“Living leaves a mark” is the motto of the new digital magazine Impronta (Imprint), founded and directed by LGBT journalists from Central America and launched on March 7.

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Revista digital quer mostrar como é ser LGBT na América Central 

"Viver deixa uma marca" é o lema da nova revista digital Impronta, fundada e dirigida por jornalistas LGBT da América Central e lançada em 7 de março.

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Covering the COVID-19 vaccines: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course in four languages

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the new course, “Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know,” which will run from March 29 - April 25 2021 and will be offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Argentine research shows that fact-checking is effective to decrease amplification of false news

Fact-checking has little capacity to impact people's opinions, but increases the cost of disseminating, on the internet, something that has already been categorized as false.

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Pesquisa argentina mostra que fact-checking é eficiente para diminuir amplificação de notícias falsas

O fact-checking tem pouca capacidade de impactar a opinião das pessoas, mas aumenta o custo de difundir, na internet, algo que já foi categorizado como falso.

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Knight Center opens registrations for the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin will hold the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism on March 26 and 27. 

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Press conferences without questions: trend gained strength in Latin America and the Caribbean during pandemic

With social distancing rules, control over who asks questions –and when they’re asked– has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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After MOOC with 2,000 students, Knight Center launches self-directed course in Spanish on diversity in journalism

The Knight Center online course in Spanish, “Diversity in the news and newsrooms,” is now available online for free as a self-directed course. Any person from anywhere in the world can now access and take the course at their own pace.

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Young people in developing countries consume news from social media on cell phones, but have a strong mistrust of it, according to study

A total of 138 young people between the ages of 18 and 35, responded to surveys for a study by CIMA, to inquire about news consumption habits and new technologies in young audiences in low- and middle-income countries like Mexico and Colombia.

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In book on abundance of information, Argentine researcher discusses ‘devaluation of news and revaluation of entertainment’

Pablo J. Boczkowski has dedicated himself in recent years to understanding what it means, for the individual and for societies, to live in a period of "qualitative leap in the amount of information.” Read LJR's interview with Boczkowski.

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Em livro sobre abundância da informação, pesquisador argentino debate 'desvalorização das notícias e revalorização do entretenimento'

Pablo J. Boczkowski dedicou os últimos anos a entender o que significa, para o indivíduo e para as sociedades, viver num período de "salto qualitativo na quantidade de informações". Veja entrevista do pesquisador para a LJR.