Political coverage in Brasilia is the most sought after in Brazil. Venturing into this already saturated market is for the brave few. Thriving is even rarer. In 16 years, this is exactly what the Congresso em Foco achieved and became a reference in the coverage of Brasília.
In the face of attacks on journalists and attempts to discredit the press, Instituto Palavra Aberta launched a web series to explain to the lay public how journalism works.
While the pandemic becomes part of people’s daily lives all around the world, media outlets and individuals are creating podcasts to educate their communities about COVID-19.
With the suspension of in-person classes, many journalism professors migrated their courses to online platforms since there was no short-term prospect of returning to the classrooms.
Following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the daily routines of people around the world, some Latin American media are dedicating spaces for the voices of those who want to share their stories, particularly those from the front lines.
A total 3,877 students from 147 countries and territories registered for the instructor-led version of the Knight Center course, “Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age,” which ran from Feb. 3 to March 1, 2020.
GK is developing the collaborative virtual memorial “Voces para la Memoria” (Voices for Memory), so that Ecuadorians can say goodbye to their loved ones who died during the health emergency caused by COVID-19, according to Ponce.
As the isolation caused by the coronavirus alters people’s social habits, newspapers in Brazil have invested in alternatives to the news to engage readers.
Many media outlets in Latin America that had adopted paywalls or made some of their content available only to subscribers have opened access to the general public for all daily coverage of COVID-19
Radio Ambulante, which has had an award-winning and recognized podcast on Latin American stories for eight years, in addition to investing in listening clubs and a Spanish learning app, will launch a product with a more news-centered focus. Its new podcast, El Hilo, will explain and deepen, in a narrative format, the main headlines about Latin America or global themes with a Latin American perspective.