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Art about zero access to information

How to tell stories in countries that have non-transparent and authoritarian governments? Latin American journalists shared experiences and strategies

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.

Amazon Rainforest art

Using artificial intelligence, geo-journalism and data journalism, journalists dodge some of the dangers of covering the Amazon

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.

Pile of documents and artificial intelligence icons

Latin American and U.S. newsrooms seek to democratize use of artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of public documents

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.

Art graphic related to hate speech online.

Journalists in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia combat misogynistic online discourse with the help of artificial intelligence

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.

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Competition celebrates the best of data journalism from Latin America and the world

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.

La Promesa Rota Prodavinci

Award-winning Prodavinci feature shows the collapse of the Venezuelan pension system through data journalism, art and multimedia

The journalistic multimedia work “La Promesa Rota” (The broken promise) turned opacity and polarization on its head through data collection and analytical work. It created a database that did not previously exist in the country, while at the same time forging a personal bond with readers.

magnifying glass focused on the word DATA

Journalists and data experts in Latin America debate the lack of resources and tools in Spanish

It is not easy to get updated resources and tools on the web about data journalism in Spanish. Just look at the results in Google in English on the subject that almost triple those in the Spanish language. Books, workshops, tools, and even podcasts and newsletters on data journalism tend to be created first in […]

Graphic: Celebrating 260,000 students in 9 years of massive online courses

Knight Center’s Journalism Courses program reaches 260,000 students from around the world in nine years

On it’s ninth anniversary, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ Journalism Courses program of massive online training for journalists is celebrating a new milestone: It has reached more than 260,000 students from more than 200 countries and territories.

Illustration of Pandora's box

Collaborative mega investigation of the ‘Pandora Papers’ increases relevance of small and independent media in Latin America

Many of the more than 100 Latin American journalists who participated in the Pandora Papers collaboration, the largest journalistic investigation in history, belong to small and medium-sized newsrooms, whose relevance has been strengthened by the impact of their investigations and by their work with large media around the world.

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Brazilian journalists launch local data agency in a region of the country with a high concentration of news deserts

While still in college and with just US $36, Brazilian students launched Tatu, a data journalism agency specializing in coverage of the state of Alagoas. Today, the startup has eight employees, is already financially sustainable and seeks to expand its coverage.