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Fellowships for journalists at U.S. universities are open to Latin American applicants. Find out how to apply

Como em anos anteriores, a LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) preparou uma lista de bolsas que são tradicionalmente abertas a jornalistas de fora dos Estados Unidos, além de informações sobre inscrições.

Adela Navarro

‘Our commitment is to our murdered colleagues, to freedom of expression, to journalism and to the society we serve’: Adela Navarro, 2021 Cabot Prize

Adela Navarro, winner of the 2021 Cabot Prize, spoke with LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about her ideals when starting in journalism, how she achieved them in these 31 years of professional life and about her tireless fight for freedom of expression and of the press in one of the most dangerous countries for practicing journalism.

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'We had to exist,’ says co-founder of Honduran news site Contracorriente, recipient of special citation from Cabot Prize jury

Contracorriente is a new digital outlet, founded in 2017, but already capable of making an impact in Honduras. And this was recognized by the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize with a special mention from the jury. The two founders told LJR about the journalistic investigation, the behind-the-scenes of the creation and maintenance of Contracorriente, and about how they deal with sexism in journalism.

Cabot Prize winner Mary Beth Sheridan says her big lesson was learning to ‘double-check every fact’ even if the story sounds great

“I actually think it can be an advantage to be a female journalist. People sometimes see women as more nurturing or less threatening and open up more,” said Mary Beth Sheridan, Mexico and Central America correspondent of The Washington Post and one of the winners of the 2021 Cabot Prizes.

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In addition to threats and violence, women journalists in Latin America face attacks to their reputation, says editor of team behind ‘The Cartel Project’

The efforts of the collaborative journalism initiative "The Cartel Project" to continue the unfinished work of the Mexican journalist Regina Martínez - murdered in 2012 - was recognized with a Special Citation at this year's Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

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Report for the World program arrives in Brazil and helps two newsrooms hire reporters

The creators of a successful program matching journalists with underserved communities in the United States are digging roots in Latin America. Report for the World, a program of international news organization The GroundTruth Project, is partnering with Brazilian digital natives Marco Zero and InfoAmazonia to fund reporting positions and offer training for their newsrooms. Launched in mid […]

Press is also responsible for the crisis of democracy and for the election of Bolsonaro and Trump, says Eliane Brum, winner of the Cabot Prize

In the interview, Brum talks about the times she suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in Brazilian newsrooms, about the experience of being a mother at age 15 and the lack of support at work, in addition to the decision to move to Altamira, in the interior of the Amazon

Zehbrauskas, vencedora do Prêmio Cabot: ‘Fazer fotojornalismo é caro, é preciso viajar, investir em equipamento, segurança, [pagar] honorários decentes. Sem isso vejo um futuro muito escuro.’ Foto: Crédito: Dario Lopez-Mills

Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas receives Maria Moors Cabot Prize: ‘this profession is about others, not ourselves’

U.S.-based Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas is internationally recognized for her sensitivity and empathy in covering people in vulnerable situations in the Americas. She is one of the winners of the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the first edition awarded exclusively to women.

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Ten digital native media from Latin America selected for new mentorship and funding program

The GNI Startups Lab Hispanoamérica program was created and launched in mid-2021 by Sembramedia, with the support of Google News Initiative, and its objective is to strengthen the structures and business models of 10 digital native media in Latin America.

21 Latin American media projects selected for second edition of Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Twenty one media outlets from nine countries in Latin America will benefit from US $2 million as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to improve operations, strengthen business models, create new products and more. “Innovating, essentially, is developing creative and transformative processes and exploring new approaches to change the way an organization […]