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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.

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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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Researchers warn about lack of pluralism in Latin American media

21 researchers, mostly Latin American, address the lack of media pluralism and diversity of voices in public discourse in the region and how it affects the democratization process

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Innovation and restrictions on the press in the midst of pandemic: a look back at the most important stories of 2020

To mark the end of 2020, the LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) team put together a list of the most interesting and important stories we’ve covered this year.

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Brazilian researcher awarded for analytical model comparing working conditions with journalism quality

Brazilian research developed an analysis model that assesses the impact of journalists' working conditions on the quality of information published. The study was chosen as the best doctoral thesis of the year by the Brazilian Association of Researchers in Journalism.

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Quality, independence and transparency are main motives to get a reader to pay for news, study says

Research with readers from Latin American countries indicates that the decision to pay for news is associated with the independence and transparency of the news outlet and suggests that digital media should better communicate these values to their potential audience.

Javier Borelli, former president of the journalists' cooperative that manages Tiempo Argentino: "I understand that what we want will not be achieved with just one Tiempo Argentino. There has to be many Tiempos Argentinos so that we can grow together." Photo: courtesy

Research shows how to adapt experiences of European journalism startups to the Latin American reality

How can the examples of two successful European journalism startups be useful to a newspaper run by a workers' cooperative in Latin America? This is what Argentine journalist Javier Borelli seeks to understand in a recently released study.