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Use of artificial intelligence in Latin American media still scarce, according to report

Although the potential of artificial intelligence is vast and the region is hungry for knowledge on the matter, its implementation is still scarce in Latin American media, report says

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About 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators, according to FOPEA report

The FOPEA report, "Situation of Local Journalism in Argentina," found that about 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators. FOPEA surveyed 2,464 media outlets and 13,597 journalists from the 23 provinces of the country and the federal district, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

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78% of Brazilians think journalists try to hide their mistakes, says research from Reuters Institute

The report, from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, has collected data in four countries: Brazil, India, UK and the U.S.

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Pandemic allowed experimentation with audience-generated content in Latin American media, study says

Researchers looked at 80 news sites from 20 Latin American countries and identified three that stood out in making the audience an active part in making the news: digital natives GK (Ecuador), The Intercept (Brazil) and RED/ACCIÓN (Argentina ). According to the study, published in Brazil Journalism Research, the business model of the three outlets, based on direct revenue from the audience, creates more spaces for collaboration with the public.

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Most Brazilian media use WhatsApp in a limited way and miss opportunities to generate revenue from the app, says researcher

The diagnosis was made by Brazilian researcher Giuliander Carpes, a doctoral candidate in communication and information sciences at the University of Toulouse III who has just published a study on the subject

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, trust in news is growing, but Latin America is below world average

Globally, trust in the news grew six percentage points and reached 44 percent, according to the 2021 Digital News Report, by the Reuters Institute. In the six Latin American countries investigated, however, general trust in the news is lower, reaching an average of 40.5 percent. In the region, confidence is lowest in Argentina and Chile (36%) and highest in Brazil (54%).

Readers find it more important for Latin American digital native media to take a stand against injustice than to be balanced, research points out

According to Summer Harlow, University of Houston associate professor of journalism and author of the study, the survey suggests a new understanding of the concept of objectivity, as something that does not oppose or prevent journalists from defending causes or participating in protests.

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News deserts and semi-deserts make up three quarters of Argentina and affect a third of the population

6,600,000 Argentines, equivalent to 16.7 percent of the population, live in places where there is no independent press outlet, that is, in news deserts, according to a study by FOPEA.

Nine years later, a new book in the ‘The Data Journalism Handbook’ series makes a critical assessment of data journalism, with case studies and academic research.

Journalistic investigations from Latin America are highlighted in handbook on data journalism

“The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards A Critical Data Practice” provides a critical assessment of data journalism itself, nine years after the release of the first book in the series. Latin America is represented in eight chapters, with investigations into the agricultural industry, mapping of trees in urban capitals and large-scale analysis of wiretapping.

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Academic journal focusing on journalism seeks to expand reach by including more research from Latin America

Researchers from the Southern Hemisphere often do not have space in prestigious journals to submit their research. The UK-based journal Digital Journalism, one of the most reputable in the discipline, recently published Volume 9 with a special issue on Latin America, with articles by Latin American journalists and researchers.