Cuban independent journalist Tania Díaz Castro dedicated 60 years to her profession, was a political prisoner, and published four books of poetry. Now 84 years old, she lives alone in Cuba without a pension or retirement. The Casa Palanca collective is carrying out a crowdsourcing campaign to obtain a dignified retirement for the journalist.
Ten months into his tenure as the executive editor of the New York Times, Joe Kahn emphasized the continuing importance of the staff’s geographical diversity and the organization’s digital transformation. One of The New York Times’s top priorities is to continue to find sustainable news models. So far, it’s on the right track.
Journalists Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, from Colombia, and Graciela Tiburcio Loayza, from Peru, share personal testimonies about judicial harassment they have been subjected to for years for practicing their profession. These are the consequences of making public allegations of abuse and sexual harassment against powerful men.
The 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism will take place following the ISOJ on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) at UT Austin. The colloquium, which is held in Spanish, is free, but registration is required. So sign up today to attend in person or virtually.
All Argentine media and news outlets covered the criminal trial for the murder of Fernando Baez Sosa, the son of Paraguayan immigrants in Argentina. It was the most shared news of the last few months in this South American country. However, very few media reflected on the racist nature of the crime.
Faced with the racial and cultural biases that exist in artificial intelligence tools, journalists from Grupo Octubre (Argentina), El Surtidor (Paraguay) and GMA News (Philippines) created Image2Text, a computer vision platform that seeks to add context from the Global South to image recognition technology.
Self-exploration exercises, including immigrant journalists in newsrooms and telling stories for immigrants (and not only about immigrants) are some of the tips to promote a more diverse and inclusive coverage of immigration, according to panelists who took part in the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism.
Given the narratives of hate and the invisibilization that Indigenous, Afro-descendant and Black communities suffer in Latin America, journalists must give them a voice, know their realities and avoid their re-victimization, Diana Manzo, Indhira Suero and Edilma Prada, members of the first panel of the 2nd Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, said.
The closing session of the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism took stock of the ideas discussed during the event and planted the seed for the creation of a future continental organization to promote the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism in Latin America.
In continuation of its initiatives to help journalists interested in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in newsrooms and journalism in Latin America, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will host the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism. The DEI program is sponsored by Google News Initiative. Registration for the conference, which will be held virtually and in Spanish, is free.