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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 […]

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Call to finance journalistic stories on the destruction of the Amazon in times of pandemic, April 15 deadline

“One year since the arrival of the pandemic in the Amazon, the situation has become dramatic for Indigenous peoples and traditional communities. The region has also become the focus of coronavirus mutations, exposing populations and the environment to even worse risks. […] In response to the severe impact of the pandemic, the Amazonia Rainforest Journalism […]

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Google opens registration for program that finances journalistic projects in Latin America

"Today [March 16] we are launching the second Innovation Challenge of the Google News Initiative (GNI Innovation Challenge) for Latin America, which will finance projects focused on new business models and new news products, to move towards a more sustainable and diverse ecosystem.  The Innovation Challenge is a program of the Google News Initiative, which […]

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Organizations launch call for media outlets and journalists affected by pandemic to receive financial support

"Internews, Chicas Poderosas, Consejo de Redacción and Fundamedios are launching a call for participation to provide financial support to media outlets; civil society organizations, associations, and groups; as well as journalists and communicators who deliver information on Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and whose work had been affected or is being threatened by […]

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Nominations for the 2021 Cabot Prizes are open, the deadline to submit is March 26

"The Cabot Prizes Board looks for exceptional and courageous reporting that impacts society, and evidence of commitment to important stories over the course of a long and distinguished career. Nominations are now open. The deadline to submit nominations is March 26, 2021. This award is given to journalists who, in their work and throughout their […]

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Journalists from Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru are in the first cohort of fellows of Rainforest Investigations Network

"The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN), the Pulitzer Center's new initiative for investigative journalism in tropical rainforest regions, has selected its first cohort of Fellows. Thirteen journalists from 10 countries will spend a year producing investigative stories on key issues facing the future of the Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. The […]

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Brazil's Agência Lupa wins Best in Show in Society for News Design digital news contest

Brazilian fact-checking outlet Agência Lupa won Best in Show (small newsroom) in the global Digital News Design competition from the Society for News Design (SND). The prize is for a reporting project on COVID-19 deaths in the country. SND reported: "One judge noted: 'Media outlets have struggled with expressing the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic in […]

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Reports on social issues in Latin America win the King of Spain Awards

“Social issues were highlighted by many of the winners of the XXXVIII edition of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards, with social, gender and human rights topics leading the works selected by the jury as the most outstanding this year. A jury made up of prominent international journalism professionals today designated the winners of […]

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Works about Spain can now be submitted for new investigative journalism award

"Works can now be submitted to the first edition of the API [Association of Investigative Journalists] Investigative Journalism Awards, which will recognize the best works of 2020 and their contribution to society in a year that was 'tough and difficult.' [...] Any person (on their behalf or on behalf of a team) over the age […]

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Regional journalistic organization launches call for collaborative investigations in Bolivia

"The Consortium to Support Regional Journalism in Latin America (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on local independent media outlets and freelance independent journalists in Bolivia to participate in journalistic investigations at the national or local level between April and November 2021. The Project will have different components of practical training and support, among […]