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Brazilian tool born out of the pandemic curates scientists’ social media posts for journalists 

Science Pulse is a social listening tool aimed at helping journalists to get the best out of the scientific community on Twitter and Facebook

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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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Salvadoran site El Faro doubles down on filmmaking efforts with a story about gangs and relationships that is racking up awards

For more than a decade, journalist Carlos Martínez, from the Sala Negra investigative unit of Salvadoran site El Faro, has investigated the phenomenon of violence in Central America. From his experience following gangs, in an attempt to explain the social phenomenon, it’s possible he’s written about every aspect of them. However, when his colleague, photojournalist […]

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‘We managed to hack legal journalism’: Cristian Alarcón after 10 years of Argentina’s Cosecha Roja

For years, covering judicial events has earned the reputation of being sensationalist. Cosecha Roja arrived to restore the prestige of legal reporters. Through journalism with the highest technical standards and with a human rights perspective, the site is trying to change this tradition.

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Argentine podcast that was born in quarantine promotes and strengthens training program that bets on mobile journalism

The idea that journalists and communications professionals are part of a virtuous circle and can learn from each others’ failures and successes motivates Redacciones4G – Podcast

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How to improve coverage of local elections? Manual helps Brazilian journalists with data and tips

“We joke that if a reporter were to come from mars, know Portuguese, and read the manual, he would be able to get by the elections”, said Angela Pimenta, who is the editor of the project and director of operations of Projor

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Pioneer site covering Brazilian Congress shows how to achieve relevance and sustainability

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.

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Brazilian institute creates journalism web series focused on media literacy

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.

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Podcasts emerge to educate and empower Latin American communities about COVID-19

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.

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COVID-19 pandemic forces Latin American journalism professors to adapt curriculum and learning tools to teaching online

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.