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Brazilian digital news outlets develop tool to foster a community of readers on Twitter

The Brazilian digital news outlets AzMina and Núcleo have created the Amplifica project, a tool to follow their readers’ debates on Twitter and to promote conversations between the public and the news outlets on the social network. The idea is that, by getting to know their public better and knowing what their interests are, the media can get closer to their readers and maximize the impact of the journalism they produce.

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Searching for stories from space: Journalists from the Americas create guide to analyze satellite images with artificial intelligence

Members of La Nación, Data Crítica, CLIP and Bloomberg News developed a workflow that seeks to help journalists with limited technological knowledge to identify visual indicators in satellite images and develop journalistic investigations based on it.

Inspirados por uma tendência global, os media labs começam a surgir dentro de organizações jornalísticas da América Latina para desenvolver o pensamento inovador orientado ao jornalismo, acelerar a aplicação de tecnologia, buscar soluções para problemas e gerar algum tipo de impacto.

Media labs in Latin America: a trend among digital natives

Inspired by a global trend, media labs are beginning to emerge within news organizations in Latin America to develop innovative journalism-oriented thinking, accelerate the application of technology, seek solutions to problems, and have an impact.

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Latin American and U.S. newsrooms seek to democratize use of artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of public documents

A team of professionals from La Nación, Ojo Público, CLIP, and MuckRock developed a prototype tool that seeks to facilitate the use of machine learning and natural language processing for the analysis and classification of documents for journalists without extensive programming knowledge.

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Journalists in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia combat misogynistic online discourse with the help of artificial intelligence

The Political Misogynistic Discourse Monitor, developed by journalists from AzMina, Data Crítica, La Nación, and CLIP, detects hate speech against women on the internet in Spanish and Portuguese through a Natural Language Processing model.

Los miembros del panel ¡Hype o no, ¿cómo y cuándo la web 3.0 y el metaverso impactarán el periodismo?’ discuten en ISOJ 2022.

Journalism must rethink its processes to take advantage of the web3 and the metaverse, say experts in innovation and emerging media technologies at ISOJ

Panel members of 'Hype or not, how and when will web 3.0 (blockchain/NFTs) and the metaverse (AR/VR/XR) impact journalism?' discussed the opportunities presented by the advancement of such technologies for news organizations and how these developments will affect the media.

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Competition celebrates the best of data journalism from Latin America and the world

Works from Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Brazil were shortlisted for the most prestigious data journalism awards among more than 600 candidates from 379 media outlets around the world. Latam Journalism Review interviewed the leaders of the Latin American projects featured in the 2022 Sigma Awards.

Artificial Intelligence and News

Collaborative challenge promotes the use of artificial intelligence in newsrooms in Latin America

As part of their participation in the Collab Challenges 2021 initiative, La Nación (Argentina), Data Crítica (Mexico), AzMina (Brazil), CLIP (Costa Rica) and Ojo Público (Peru) developed projects that seek to put automated analysis of documents, images and language at the service of investigative journalism.

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Award-winning Prodavinci feature shows the collapse of the Venezuelan pension system through data journalism, art and multimedia

The journalistic multimedia work “La Promesa Rota” (The broken promise) turned opacity and polarization on its head through data collection and analytical work. It created a database that did not previously exist in the country, while at the same time forging a personal bond with readers.

Woman looking at graph charts in art gallery.

Latin American journalism turns to art so stories using data make a greater impact on audiences

Latin American journalism increasingly merges data and art so stories will have a greater impact and reach different audiences. However, there is still a need for more journalists to delve into the visual aspect of their work and for more institutions to support artistic projects.