With interactive games, independent media outlets Cuestión Pública and Convoca, from Colombia and Peru, respectively, seek to bring the news to younger audiences, to contribute to greater media literacy and to present complex investigations in a playful way.
Most data journalists in Spanish-speaking countries are new to the discipline and have learned on the job, according to new research from a university in Spain. Additionally, most surveyed data journalists in Spain and Latin America are full-time employees and see their professional situation positively.
Learn how to leverage free tools to automate data mapping and reporting processes with the upcoming online course "Advanced Data Journalism: Powerful Data Mapping and Reporting Tools". The course will be taught by data journalism veteran John Keefe and will run from August 21 to September 17, 2023.
Data journalism has been a top priority for many newsrooms around the world over the past decade. Lately, however, editors have incorporated data not only into special projects, but also into daily coverage and breaking news. Our “Data Journalism 2.0: How to create and manage a dynamic and productive data journalism team” course in Spanish will run from April 17 to May 14, 2023.
Through crowdsourcing, data journalism and community outreach, the fact-checking and data unit of the Cuban media elTOQUE developed "Migrating: A life and death decision," a multimedia special that seeks to collect data on the Cuban exodus to the United States and provide support to the families of those who died or disappeared along the way.
During the LATAM Festival of Digital Media and Journalism, journalists from Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela shared how they go around the opacity and hostility of their governments. They agreed that the lack of transparency and access to information can cost human lives.
Journalists from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela are using innovative methodologies, strategies and tech tools to address the environmental and social conflicts that threaten the Amazon, without putting themselves at risk by going deep into the rainforest.
A team of professionals from La Nación, Ojo Público, CLIP, and MuckRock developed a prototype tool that seeks to facilitate the use of machine learning and natural language processing for the analysis and classification of documents for journalists without extensive programming knowledge.
The Political Misogynistic Discourse Monitor, developed by journalists from AzMina, Data Crítica, La Nación, and CLIP, detects hate speech against women on the internet in Spanish and Portuguese through a Natural Language Processing model.
Works from Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Brazil were shortlisted for the most prestigious data journalism awards among more than 600 candidates from 379 media outlets around the world. Latam Journalism Review interviewed the leaders of the Latin American projects featured in the 2022 Sigma Awards.