Independent Venezuelan media outlets Efecto Cocuyo and Crónica Uno gave life to Mirador Electoral, a journalistic project that seeks to be a space for discussion on politics and elections before citizens vote on the next president. The initiative is made of TikTok videos, interviews on YouTube and a series of articles.
The world is experiencing a climate emergency and Latin America has recently seen extreme weather events like droughts, torrential rains and heat waves. Journalists from the region discuss challenges and solutions for communicating about the climate crisis while covering elections in 2024.
Independent media outlet El Surti of Paraguay has dedicated a significant part of its coverage in recent years to climate change. In the team’s most recent report, they carry out an experiment with delivery workers in Greater Asunción to reveal risks they face due to the increase in temperatures aggravated by the climate crisis.
For a long time, narratives in news about Puerto Rico have centered on politics, the economy and natural disasters, according to María Arce, editorial coach from Global Press Journal. Reporters from the magazine’s Puerto Rico bureau are working to change that.
The Latin American journalistic profession has its own vocabulary and at LJR we have given ourselves the task of collecting the most popular expressions. Chayotero, enyerbado, pastel, carnitas and plantón are some of the words added to the fifth volume of the glossary of journalistic expressions that every Latin American journalist should know.
Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who recently released the book “San Fernando. Última parada,” spoke about the challenges and lessons learned from investigating disappeared people for more than a decade. She also spoke about what she believes journalists should do to better cover violence committed by organized crime.
In 2023, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) published more than 250 stories, interviews and articles on events concerning urgent topics for journalism from a Latin American perspective. Our reporters tell us which stories they found most memorable this past year and why. We also highlight some of the stories that most captivated our readers in 2023.
After noticing that traditional media in Latin America do not usually cover community self-governance initiatives, Mexican communicator Pamela Carmona created Autonomías Podcast, which tells stories about how communities in Latin America access water and care for the environment themselves.
A media observatory in Uruguay analyzes news on migration from the most widely read print media in the country. Its researchers say that, in general, the phenomenon is associated with danger and conflict, and that it is not treated in depth by the media. This is due, in part, to the high level of precariousness in which journalists work.
The recently launched Amazônia Vox aims to connect communication professionals and experts from the Brazilian Amazon with journalists and media from other regions. The platform will also produce reports from and about the Amazon, highlighting how Amazonian populations have developed solutions to the problems they face.