Nearly 5,500 students from 59 countries seized the opportunity to learn how to start and sustain their own journalism ventures in a free online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Ajor and SembraMedia.
“Living leaves a mark” is the motto of the new digital magazine Impronta (Imprint), founded and directed by LGBT journalists from Central America and launched on March 7.
To counteract the lack of diversity inside the press, many Black media outlets and collectives have emerged in recent years in the country, to give visibility to the anti-racist struggle and to do journalism with a racial perspective.
Ignacio Escolar, director and founder of elDiario.es, opened the 13th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism with a conversation with Rosental Alves, director and founder of the Knight Center.
How can the examples of two successful European journalism startups be useful to a newspaper run by a workers' cooperative in Latin America? This is what Argentine journalist Javier Borelli seeks to understand in a recently released study.
Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets.
It is the potential development of this expertise that attracted the venture capitalists, aiming to open new markets and replicate the model in other countries.
Instruction on entrepreneurial journalism is present in just 2.8 percent of universities and journalism schools in Latin America, while that same figure is 20 percent in Spain.
After conducting a month-long census of freelance journalists working in Spanish in Latin America, researchers found that most are optimistic about the future of journalism.
Renowned university journalism programs across Brazil will open courses on entrepreneurship, management and business from now until 2018, and many have already included the content into their curricula.