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Dallas Morning News executive editor talks about fostering community, connection and change through journalism

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.

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Digital audio journalism: new audiences, more interactivity and up-to-date news

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.

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Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism celebrates 15 years with talks on press freedom, innovation and disinformation

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.

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How successful cases explore digital transformation to enable new journalistic products

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.

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Media accelerator Velocidad focused on sustainability helped ten Latin American media outlets grow and diversify its revenue

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.

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Devastated by the Ortega-Murillo administration, Nicaraguan journalism bets on resistance, resilience and reinvention

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.

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More Latin American countries consider protection mechanisms for journalists; not every effort succeeds

As violence against journalists has increased in Latin America, several countries have created protection mechanisms designed to implement safety measures for journalists reporting attacks or threats against them.

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Nonprofit news initiatives in the United States seek to serve underserved populations, strengthen local journalism and create jobs for journalists

Representatives from the Sahan Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times shared at ISOJ how their outlets have applied the nonprofit model to deliver quality journalism, while the Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism and the Houston Endowment shared why they are funding local journalism initiatives.

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ISOJ returned in 2022 as a hybrid conference, with nearly 300 people in Austin and almost 1,000 virtual attendees from 90 countries

After two years of being a virtual-only conference due to the pandemic, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) returned in person and online, and in full force, from April 1 to 2, 2022.

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Online media pioneers focus on recreating local news ecosystems

An ISOJ panel on recreating the local news ecosystem with new models, networking and collaboration, brought together some industry veterans who are now taking advantage of online platforms to facilitate the development of hyper-local reporting on issues that matter most to the communities they serve.

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‘This is not a profession for people who want to be silent,’ says Univision’s Jorge Ramos on journalists’ role when democracy is at risk

The main responsibilities of a journalist should be to report reality as it is and to serve as a counterweight to power without being afraid to take a stand in the face of acts of authoritarianism, human rights violations and corruption, said the journalist in a conversation with the managing editor of El País, Borja Echevarría.

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'Mental health is a press freedom issue': Experts discussed the importance of well-being for journalists at ISOJ symposium

The well-being and mental health of journalists was the topic of one of the panels during the ISOJ Symposium on April 1 and 2. Experts discussed how the media is indebted to seriously address the discussion that will ultimately lead to better journalism.