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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.

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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.

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Journalists and data experts in Latin America debate the lack of resources and tools in Spanish

It is not easy to get updated resources and tools on the web about data journalism in Spanish. Just look at the results in Google in English on the subject that almost triple those in the Spanish language. Books, workshops, tools, and even podcasts and newsletters on data journalism tend to be created first in […]

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Podcast from Special Rapporteur encourages audiences to embrace freedom of expression standards in the Americas

Through its podcast Deliberante, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression encourages audiences to embrace Inter-American standards and especially learn the stories behind them.

Digital media

Latin American journalists reflect on the last decade at LATAM Forum of Digital Media and Journalism

In the last 10 years, the way of doing journalism has changed. Journalists have also undergone a transformation that involves the emergence of digital media, a deepening of the culture of transparency, collaborative work, greater participation of women, changes in methodology and in the way in which content is consumed, and transformation of business models.

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Journalists launch product development guide focused on Latin American context

The product development guide, Propulsorio, is free, open, and self-directed. It has self-assessment activities for readers to apply what they have learned to their own journalistic projects.

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Venezuelan media turn to forochats to maintain interaction with audiences and support them during the pandemic

In Venezuela, due to poor Internet service, and more recently, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, forochats have become a way to continue informing readers, support disadvantaged communities and find innovative ways to obtain financing.

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Repórter Brasil celebrates 20 years of awards, scoops, investigations and consolidates itself as a reference in human rights

Repórter Brasil celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 9, the date the site was originally launched – in director-general Leonardo Sakamoto's words, the NGO is today, due to its history in the country, "a grandpa of digital journalism organizations.” To mark the anniversary, LJR spoke with key people at Repórter Brasil to talk about how it works, their way of doing journalism and their plans for the future. 

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Colombia’s FLIP creates new media outlet to fill ‘news deserts’ with local content from local communicators

The Colombian Foundation for Press Freedom decided that the problem of the country's news deserts should be addressed more directly. And to try to solve it, it created a media outlet and mobile journalism lab so that people from different municipalities can create and disseminate local information.