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Journalism scholars present industry research and solutions at the 25th ISOJ amidst ongoing engagement and financial challenges

Journalism scholars discussed building a sustainable future for news and re-imagining connections with audiences during a research breakfast at the 25th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 13. Summarizing their research to an early Saturday morning crowd, presenters included Amy Ross Arguedas and Richard Fletcher of the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, Sue Robinson of […]

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Percentage of women and people of color who are leaders in newsrooms is stagnant in Latin America, according to Reuters Institute

The Reuters Institute has analyzed gender inequality and the percentage of people of color in newsroom leadership since 2020. In Mexico, the number of women in top editorial positions is only 6% and, in Brazil, none of the media outlets analyzed has a person of color as editor in chief.

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Latin American publishers less equipped to adapt to next AI challenges, but aware of threat: Nic Newman, Reuters Institute researcher

The report “Journalism, media and technology trends and predictions 2024” from the Reuters Institute predicts that this year, media and journalists in Latin America, and the world, will have to urgently rethink their role and purpose as they face the disruptive power of AI and a super election year.

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Journalists in Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela face invisible risk factors in terms of their mental health, according to researcher

According to recent research from Ecuador, journalism in Latin America is a profession with invisible psychosocial risk factors, a situation that was aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The main researcher and four journalists explain how to face this reality in daily work.

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Research gives snapshot of data journalism in Latin America and Spain; researchers seek to create professional network

Most data journalists in Spanish-speaking countries are new to the discipline and have learned on the job, according to new research from a university in Spain. Additionally, most surveyed data journalists in Spain and Latin America are full-time employees and see their professional situation positively.

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‘True’ label on fact-checked information gets shared more than content refuted as ‘false,’ says new study on disinformation in Argentina

A study carried out by five Latin American researchers points to the influence of fact-checking labels on social media engagement. Sebastián Valenzuela, one of the authors of the study, told LatAm Journalism Review there is evidence in four countries in the region of a preference for the "true" label in shares.

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7 strategies for creating immersive narratives in journalistic podcasts

The podcast market is booming in Latin America, with annual growth expected to reach almost 30% by 2032. Many narrative journalism podcasts are riding the wave. The author of a pioneering study on the subject in Brazil shares techniques to capture listeners' attention, from theater to sources.

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Brazilian journalists did not back down in the face of Bolsonaro's attacks, study finds

Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro's attacks on journalists didn't deter media coverage during his term. Instead, journalists used the criticism as motivation, as shown by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas and published in The International Journal of Press/Politics. Interviews with 18 targeted journalists revealed their increased determination, underscoring the resilience of Brazilian journalism in the face of adversity.

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Confidence in news weakens as TikTok gains ground, reveals Reuters Institute annual report

The Digital News Report 2023 reveals a declining interest in news in Latin America and the world, as well as a growth in the use of platforms such as TikTok to get information. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarizes findings on news consumption in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.

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Brazilian mainstream media tended to reproduce falsehoods said by Bolsonaro on COVID-19 in news headlines, study finds

Brazilian researchers analyzed news headlines about false statements by Jair Bolsonaro on COVID-19 in 2020, and in 60% of the cases the then-president's lines were just reproduced, without contextualization or correction. Researcher Marilia Gehrke spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about how this practice contributes to misinformation and undermines journalism’s credibility.