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Innovative digital journalism projects in Latin America can get up to $250,000 from Google through new challenge

According to Pires, there are many reasons for Google to care about and invest in strengthening journalism globally.

Isabela Moi explains the mission of Brazilian journalistic organization Agência Mural Erika Rich-Knight Center - Copia

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A "lightning round" focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Listening club participants in Medellín, Colombia discuss a podcast episode. (Courtesy)

With 'listening clubs,' Radio Ambulante wants to bring Latin America closer to the podcast

When the radio reached Latin American homes in the first half of the 20th century, families and neighbors gathered around the device that brought stories from around the world in sound waves. Almost 100 years later, a podcast is updating the practice of collective listening to bring Latin America closer to its stories and foster ties among its listeners.

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ISOJ panelists discuss the importance and challenges of integrating artificial intelligence with journalism

When we are talking about artificial intelligence in journalism, we need to talk about the human-centered aspect, said Nick Diakopoulos, assistant professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science at Northwestern University on April 13 at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

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'We are not doing enough': 27 Latin American media outlets pen editorial regarding climate change

Time is running out and the commitment of journalism at this moment is historic, according to 27 Latin American media that wrote a joint editorial on climate change published simultaneously on Jan. 1.

The Implant Files is a transnational investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). (Screenshot)

Nearly 40 Latin American journalists work across borders for global investigation into medical devices industry

Eleven media outlets from Latin America worked on the latest transnational investigation spearheaded by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

SembraMedia recently released a report looking at the number of entrepreneurial journalism professors in Ibero-America. (Screenshot)

Who teaches entrepreneurial journalism in Ibero-America? SembraMedia's study found just a few professors

Instruction on entrepreneurial journalism is present in just 2.8 percent of universities and journalism schools in Latin America, while that same figure is 20 percent in Spain.

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Brazilian crowdfunding platform Catarse creates fund for journalistic projects and wants to foster community of support

A crowdfunding platform that has become one of the most successful in Brazil with projects ranging from comics and board games to films, music albums and theater shows is creating a project dedicated solely to independent journalism.

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Peruvian state TV and radio launch third news program hosted in an indigenous language

With little more than 80,000 inhabitants in Peru and part of Brazil, the Asháninka are the most numerous ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. The National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP, for its initials in Spanish) recently launched "Ashi Añane", an informative program in the Asháninka language, to give the culture a national platform.

Fernanda Viegas, a senior researcher in artificial intelligence at Google Brain, talks about democratizing access to data visualization. (Alessandra Monnerat/Knight Center)

In its third year, Coda.Br conference democratizes discussion on data journalism in Brazil

Members of the growing data journalism community in Brazil gathered from Nov. 10 to 11 for the third edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods, Coda.Br, in São Paulo.