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Applications open for Metis, a mentorship program for women digital media founders in Latin America

“This year, we opened the third call for 10 women media founders in Latin America. Those selected will receive a six-month mentorship to accompany them on the path to the sustainability for their projects. In addition, they will join the Metis network comprised of more than 35 leaders from the region, international references and prominent […]

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Independent journalists on YouTube can apply for grant through Creator Program

"The creator program for independent journalists is an innovation fund that is part of YouTube’s commitment to supporting a thriving digital news ecosystem. The creator program provides support for independent journalists, and, in particular, journalists reporting on current affairs that rely on digital video and emerging technologies. This program offers a series of trainings on […]

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Digital-first newsrooms can apply and receive up to $200,000 USD as part of YouTube’s Sustainability Lab

"This round of YouTube’s Sustainability Lab focuses on helping digital-first news organizations unlock their next level of growth and build sustainable business models. Participants will receive a grant to strengthen their digital video capabilities for the long term, dedicated support from YouTube specialists, and the opportunity to learn from other organizations in the program." Latin […]

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Submissions are open for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards

"The Online News Association (ONA) announced today the call for entries for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards (OJAs), celebrating the best in digital journalism from around the world. In all categories, judges will give weight to the quality of the journalism, digital innovation and the impact of the projects. Submissions are due June 10, 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 […]

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This program helped women tell more nuanced, robust stories about Latin America

"Over the past five years, IWMF sent 171 grantees and 85 recipients of year-long fellowships for local journalists to report stories from different countries throughout Latin America [as part of the Adelante reporting initiative.] The program ended this past February. IWMF Executive Director Elisa Lees Muñoz said in an impact report that Adelante’s goal was […]

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ITS and Redes Cordiales offer cyber resilience course for journalists in Latin America

"With the aim of providing resources to these professionals to help them overcome the new challenges presented by the digital environment, the project 'From the social network to the support network: Cyber-resilience for journalists," carried out by the Institute of Technology and Society (ITS Rio) and Redes Cordiales with the support of Facebook Journalism Project, […]

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First Caribbean Journalism Festival takes place April 29 to May 2

The first edition of the Caribbean Journalism Festival will take place from April 29 to May 2 during the Yucatán International Reading Fair (FILEY, for its acronym in Spanish). Journalists will meet to talk about the region in an event that has the participation of Factual and Distintas Latitudes. The event can be followed on social networks […]

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Latin American photographers among winners of World Press Photo Contest

Latin American photographers were among the category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contests. The awards are presented by the World Press Photo Foundation, and go to "the best visual journalism of the past year." The Latin American winners are: 1st prize in the Contemporary Issues, singles category: Pablo Tosco of Argentina for the photo […]

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Call for investigative journalism projects in Mexico

"The Consortium to Support Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on local independent media and independent journalists from Mexico to participate in a national or local journalistic investigation project which will be carried out between May and December 2021. More than one proposal can be submitted per media outlet, group […]

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The Gabo Foundation and Google News Initiative launch a training project for local journalists in Latin America

“[…] Given the crisis that hit the media industry more than a decade ago, it is more difficult for [local media] to create sustainable business models and keep up with digital tools that provide new narrative formats and resources to connect with their audiences. To support them in this process, the Gabo Foundation and the […]