By Knight Center
April 27, 2021
Registration is now open for the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, a post-ISOJ conference in Spanish and Portuguese.
On Saturday May 1, journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal will join in an annual discussion about the present and future of digital journalism in the region.
The Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, which started in 2008, is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google News Initiative.
The annual meeting traditionally takes place on the University of Texas at Austin campus the day following the conclusion of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).
Like ISOJ, the Ibero-American Colloquium will be online-only for the second year in a row and is free to attend. For the first time, simultaneous interpretation will be available for the colloquium between Spanish and Portuguese.
The program, speakers’ short biographies and a registration page are now available.
“We have a very strong program for the Ibero-American Colloquium this year, touching on some of the most important issues that journalists have been facing in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula as they adapt to a rapidly changing digital media environment,” said professor Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center. “The speaker lineup of the Colloquium this year is very impressive.”
Javier Moreno, editor-in-chief of El País, the inaugural speaker for this year’s colloquium, will discuss the digital transition of the leading Spanish newspaper with Knight Center Director Rosental Alves. Moreno journalist started in El País’ business section in 1993 and this is the second time he serves as editor-in-chief. He led the newsroom from 2006 to 2014 and returned in January 2020.
The colloquium will also have six panels, featuring outstanding journalists from across the region:
- Government harassment of journalism
- Stories that cross borders: Transnational investigative journalism expands in Latin America
- In search of sustainability: What does it mean to accelerate a digital media outlet in Latin America
- Innovation in Latin American digital journalism: five successful projects
- Challenges in the coverage of the pandemic in Latin America, in the midst of the "infodemic," the epidemic of disinformation
- Relevant launches in Ibero-American digital journalism and conclusions of the colloquium
Colloquium panelists include:
- Patrícia Campos Mello, reporter and columnist, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)
- Luz Mely Reyes, co-founder and director, Efecto Cocuyo (Venezuela)
- Carlos Dada, co-founder and director, El Faro (El Salvador)
- Carlos Fernando Chamorro, founder and director, Confidencial (Nicaragua)
- Adela Navarro, general director, semanario ZETA (Mexico)
- Ewald Scharfenberg, co-founder and co-editor, Amando.info (Venezuela)
- Lucia Pardo, project manager, la diaria, and co-founder, Red Palta (Uruguay)
- Maria Teresa Ronderos, co-founder and director, Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística, CLIP(Colombia)
- Fabiola Torres, director and founder, Salud con lupa (Peru)
- Dora Montero, president, Consejo de Redacción, coordinator, Tierra de Resistentes (Colombia)
- Aldana Vales, program manager, International Center for Journalists
- Claudia Urquieta, community editor, +CIPER (Chile)
- Fausto Salvadori, co-founder, Ponte Jornalismo (Brazil)
- Chani Guyot, CEO and director, Red/Acción (Argentina)
- Diego Dell’Agostino, co-founder, Posta (Argentina)
- Yelitza Linares, strategy and business manager, El Pitazo (Venezuela)
- Jazmín Acuña, co-founder and editor, El Surti (Paraguay)
- Marco Túlio Pires, Google News Lab lead (Brazil)
- Sylvio Costa, founder, Congresso em Foco (Brazil)
- Patrícia Gomes, director of product, JOTA (Brazil)
- Juan Melano, cofounder and CEO, Croma (Argentina)
- Helena Bertho, editor-in-chief, Revista AzMina (Brazil)
- Miguel Paz, cofounder and CEO, Reveniu (Chile)
- Belén Zapata, collaborator, CNN en Español, host, Canal 44 of UdeG (Mexico)
- Federico Kukso, science journalist and author (Argentina)
- André Biernath, journalist, BBC Brasil (Brazil)
- Ana Tudela, co-founder, Datadista (Spain)
- Catarina Carvalho,co-founder, A Mensagem (Portugal)
- Natalia Viana, executive director, Agência Pública (Brazil)
- Mariana Alvarado, journalist and editor (Mexico)
- César Pérez, journalist (Ecuador)
Don’t wait, register today and join us for a conversation about digital journalism in Ibero-America!