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Media from Colombia, Brazil and Mexico promote membership programs and offer useful lessons in the search for reader revenue

This story was originally published by the Reuter's Institute at the University of Oxford and has been republished here with permission.   The pandemic has worsened the economic outlook for many news publishers. At the same time, it has afforded an opportunity to diversify revenue streams by offering service journalism and editorial products more directly connected to readers’ […]

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Latin American media chosen for second phase of Velocidad program will receive additional $600,000 in direct investment

Six media outlets from Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile will proceed to the second phase of the Velocidad independent media accelerator program.

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COVID-19 pandemic intensifies media crisis in Portugal and Spain

As it did in Latin America, COVID-19 has a strong impact on the media outlets in Portugal and Spain, with a drastic reduction in advertising, and cuts to staff and salary.

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An independent digital media outlet in Uruguay achieved financial sustainability in just one year, but growing is a risk

The case of the Uruguayan site Amenaza Roboto is remarkable. Within a year, the multimedia platform that covers science and technology produced in Latin America for a Spanish-speaking audience has paid all its bills.

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Bolsonaro removes obligation of government agencies to publish public notices in Brazilian print newspapers

In yet another action that threatens the financial health of Brazil's print newspapers, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure that relieves government agencies from the obligation to publish bidding and auction notices in print newspapers.

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Latin America and the Caribbean celebrate three years of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

For the third year, Sept. 28 is being celebrated around the world as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

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Media from Brazil and Venezuela collaborate for innovative report about mining conflict in the Amazon

The intense mining activity that takes place in a vast area of the Venezuelan Amazon inspired a group of journalists interested in social and environmental issues to work collaboratively across borders.

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Need for more reporting on South America’s Amazon led to the creation of a $5.5 million fund for rainforest journalism

Journalists working in the Amazon now have a new fund at their disposal to help realize coverage of the region thanks in part to the initiative of reporters working in the area.