With the objective of sharing experiences and “getting your hands dirty,” the Escola de Dados (School of Data) is organizing the second edition of the pioneering Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods, Coda.Br, on Nov. 25 and 26 in São Paulo. The idea is to bring together professionals from various fields to discuss common issues such as algorithmic responsibility, machine learning and privacy. Registration is open.
The Costa Rican newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste, founded in 2002 as La Voz de Nosara, began as a printed newsletter featuring local stories from the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste. Today, it is the only non-profit Costa Rican newspaper with digital and print versions published in English and Spanish, and almost 42,000 followers on social networks.
In the era of big data, journalism can benefit greatly from using information technology to reinvent methods for searching, analysis, and news coverage.
A team in Colombia that works to document the decades-long armed conflict in that country, and an organization revealing legal actions used to stop the spread of public information in Brazil, are among the winners of the 2017 Data Journalism Awards.
This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*) In 2010, political reporter Diego Cabot of Argentina's La Nación received a leak with the potential of shaking up one of the key ministries of President Cristina Kirchner's first term. It was a CD with 26,000 e-mails from the […]
“We are in an abusive relationship with our tech gadgets, and we believe they may be possessed by the Chupadados.” This is how the Chupadados project, launched in December 2016, aims to record, through texts and infographics, how technological equipment and services are used in Latin America to collect, store and even sell personal data - often without knowledge of the users.
International organization Chicas Podererosas (Powerful Girls) recently launched its Venezuelan chapter with a workshop on analysis and programming, as well as a “hackathon” of public data.
Postdata.club is a new website for data journalism was recently launched in Cuba by an interdisciplinary team of five members whose objective is to make it easier to understand information of public interest that is based on data.
Judicial decisions on freedom of expression and access to information of the highest courts of 16 Latin American countries are available for free consultation now that the Freedom of Expression Case Law online database in Spanish is available.
Since Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público was born two years ago, its four founders knew that in addition to their investigations, they wanted to offer a space to share knowledge and experiences that could be useful to colleagues not only in Peru but throughout the region.