On the last day of 2015, the Brazilian newspaper O Mossoroense printed its last edition on paper, and now offers only digital content on its website and mobile app. Created in 1872 in the northeastern city of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, the newspaper is the third oldest in Brazil, according to the National Association of Newspapers.
After a year in which all major Brazilian newspapers experienced a decline in the circulation of their print editions, new strategies are beginning to emerge to deal with a situation in which rethinking business models is imperative.
Starting in May, residents of 16 cities in Brazil will be able to learn more about the history of journalism, remember important Brazilian reporters and follow a live broadcast of a radio program. All off this will be in a moving museum called “News Truck: Roving Journalism,” a project created by Comunique-se Group that aims to bring the journalistic experience to the public and celebrate the history of making news.
More journalists were injured by the military police during protests against increased transportation fares in São Paulo on Jan. 21. This is in addition to the assaults reported during the military police’s repression of demonstrations on Jan. 12 when at least nine media workers were wounded.
The number of cases of violence against journalists in Brazil increased in 2015, according to a recently released annual report from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj). According to the text, 137 incidents against media professionals were reported last year — eight more than in 2014.
In a violent action carried out by the military police to disperse protesters in São Paulo during a demonstration against increased transportation fares held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at least nine media professionals were wounded, according to Abraji (the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism).
A man accused of murdering Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina has been detained in southern Brazil.
Deadly violence against journalists in Latin America has continued to grow this year, with four countries from the region making the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) list of deadliest countries for journalists in 2015.
With just over a month under its belt, the website #Colabora is emerging as one of the new media initiatives showing signs of having found a purpose and a way to establish itself as a journalism nonprofit in Brazil. Headed by veteran journalist Agostinho Vieira, the project brings together dozens of employees and addresses issues related to a collaborative and sustainable economy.
Police are investigating the murder of radio host Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, who was killed on Dec. 7 in a rural area of Ubá after being shot by a group of men. The group, at least some of them driving in a truck, first confronted him as he was in his car. The men shot at his car and tires, forcing Souza to flee to a wooded area, which is when he was shot.