On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, reported Poynter.org.
A British-born journalist lauded for his courageous coverage of the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) has been awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).
Paola Carvalho decided to take several hours away from her daily work in the newsroom at Diários Associados to participate in the online course “Journalism 2.0," offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The result of this “break” to study was a report that won a Sebrae Journalism Prize, one of Brazil's most prestigious awards for economic reporting.
A new grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help two Latin American journalists extend their Knight Latin American Nieman Fellowships so they can explore projects that may create new ways to keep citizens informed while also enhancing a free press.
"Passionate" and "visionary" are the words Brant Houston used to describe Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas founder and director Rosental Calmon Alves, who was honored during an homage at the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism's 6th International Congress for Investigative Journalism, on July 1.
Two Mexican journalists who risk their lives covering the illegal drug trade along the U.S.-Mexico border will receive the 2011 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced June 22.
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Nuestra Mirada network of Latin American photographers honored 18 visual journalism projects in the first POYi Latin America Visual Journalism Contest. The winners will be honored at the Fiesta de Imagen (Image Party) in Cuenca, Ecuador in July.
The School of Journalism and Social Communication at the National University of La Plata in Argentina bestowed the Rodolfo Walsh journalism prize on the president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo association, Hebe Pastor de Bonafin, reported La Nación. This is the same award that in March was given to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, prompting criticism.
Brazil's National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) has announced that it will award the 2011 Press Freedom Prize to the Argentine newspaper Clarín, reported the news agency EFE.
After recently announcing that it was going to hire 800 journalists and reduce its reliance on freelancers, now AOL's Patch.com is saying it wants to bring on 8,000 bloggers in the next week, reported Forbes blogger Jeff Bercovici.