Five innovative projects that were successfully launched in the region were presented virtually at the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin.
“It is symbolic and it is very important to understand the moment in which we live,” André Biernath said during the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism during the panel “Challenges in the coverage of the pandemic in Ibero-America amid the ‘infodemic,’ the epidemic of disinformation.”
By virtue of the financial and strategic support of a program for digital media in Latin America, 10 media outlets managed to grow as organizations, create and strengthen products, in addition to increasing their audience despite the general crisis caused by the pandemic.
The table "Stories that cross borders: transnational investigative journalism expands in Latin America" was held on May 1, as part of the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism
In the first announcement, Natalia Viana, executive director of news organization Agência Pública, revealed that 30 Brazilian journalism organizations, websites and startups are founding Ajor (Brazilian Association of Digital Journalism), which will officially launch in June.
Registration is now open for the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, a post-ISOJ conference in Spanish and Portuguese.
The Colloquium was held on Zoom, with live streaming also on the Knight Center channel on YouTube. Attendance and participation for the Colloquium broke records.
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of the magazine Confidencial in Nicaragua, and Carlos Dada, cofounder of El Faro in El Salvador, talked with María Teresa Ronderos, director for CLIP, about journalism in the face of hostile governments during the 13th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.
Pandemic has brought business opportunities and editorial collaborations to some small digital media from the region that have contributed to their development and increase in audience.
The panelists also highlighted the need to go beyond these digital media outlets and expand the number of women in decision-making positions in traditional media outlets in the region.