From the start, journalists are taught that the profession is important for society and for the defense of democracy. But how can that relevance be measured in people’s everyday lives?
The 977 participants of the 12th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held between June 28 and July 2, set a record for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) as it celebrated its 15-year anniversary.
Metadata? Encryption? Backdoor? Tor Browser? VPN? PGP? When it comes to digital security for journalists, the amount of technical terms and acronyms can be scary. But tools to ensure online privacy can be crucial to protecting sources, which is why the site Privacidade para Jornalistas (Privacy for Journalists) has been launched in Brazil.
A lost dog in Setúbal, a Taiwanese restaurant in Espinheiro, a 91-year-old barber from Jardim São Paulo. These are the kinds of hyperlocal issues specific to neighborhoods in the metropolitan neighborhoods of Recife, Brazil that one-year-old news platform PorAqui aggregates for thousands of readers throughout the capital of Pernambuco state.
Brazilian columnist, publisher and documentarian Dorrit Harazim, and Argentine journalist and author Martin Caparrós are among the winners of the 2017 Maria Moors Cabot Award, announced on July 21 by the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York. Nick Miroff of The Washington Post and Mimi Whitefield of the Miami Herald were also presented awards.
One year after the launch of Brazil’s Association of Education Journalists, also known as Jeduca, the organization is hosting its inaugural Congress on Education Journalism to address the challenges facing the reporting specialization in the current news environment.
Women journalists, communicators, programmers and designers in Latin American media are like diamonds forming under great pressure, according to CEO and founder of Chicas Poderosas, Mariana Santos. Her organization wants to bring these gems to the surface with a new incubator for women media entrepreneurs.
A political scandal that transcends borders, such as Operation Car Wash –the network of corruption and money laundering that originated in Brazil and involves politicians and businessmen from several countries– requires cross-border, collaborative and persistent journalistic work.
Operation Car Wash, known as Lava Jato in Brazil and considered the biggest corruption case in that country’s history, has provoked the indignation of many citizens. For this reason, journalist Luiz André Alzer gave Brazilians the opportunity to seek "revenge" and punish corrupt politicians and businessmen through a card game he created that is inspired by real characters and situations of the scandal.
João Miranda do Carmo, of Brazil, and Marcos Hernández Bautista, of Mexico, were among the 14 individuals whose names were added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 5.