In contrast to the bureaucratic difficulties of accessing information in Mexico, the U.S. judicial system offers rich sources of information for investigating cases of Mexican criminals tried in that country, said journalist Juan Alberto Vázquez. His book "Los Padrotes de Tlaxcala" reveals shocking details about how Mexican trafficking networks operate in New York.
With a video investigation based on open-source forensic reconstruction, two journalists from Peruvian news outlet IDL-Reporteros challenged the government’s lack of transparency and uncovered the truth about a violent repression incident in the city of Ayacucho that left 10 dead. The work was awarded the 2023 Gabo Prize in the Image category.
Faced with the disinformation created by images generated with artificial intelligence, a project led by Adobe seeks to implement a technological standard that provides data on the origin and alterations of digital content on the Internet. Although it is in its early stages, more than 50 news outlets and fact-checkers in Latin America have already joined as members.
Disinformation narratives that seek to delay actions against climate change, a communication initiative to train communities on digital security, and protection tips for journalists covering the Amazon were lessons learned at the II Amazon Summit on Journalism and Climate Change, organized by Fundamedios, in Ecuador.
A project of Bolivia Verifica (Bolivia), with mentoring and support from Proyecto Desconfío (Argentina), seeks to promote dialogue, reflection and a culture of peace among Bolivian society by monitoring and verifying hate speech posts on social media aimed at vulnerable groups, and by distributing verified content through WhatsApp.
Representatives of Radio Ambulante, Dementes, Revista Late, Dudas Media, and Convoy Network spoke at the Estación Podcast festival about aspects of sound content creation in Latin America. These include financing methods, the value of catering to a defined audience and the importance of protecting the intellectual property of productions in the face of streaming platforms.
Documented Semanal [Documented Weekly] is one of the media initiatives aimed at Hispanic communities in the United States that have managed to work around WhatsApp’s restrictions to distribute content to large audiences. This project plus academic research behind other similar cases were presented at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.
Exploring how newsrooms can engage financial sustainability efforts was discussed in a panel moderated by Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The panel delved into how collaboration with non-profits and media organizations that support financial, technological and expertise optimizations can help journalistic entrepreneurs.
The issue of news organizations leaving Twitter and moving away from social media dependency guided the conversation with panelists on the second day of the 2023 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The panel discussed text messages, push alerts, newsletters and podcasts as individualized ways to reach audiences outside social media.
During an ISOJ 2023 keynote, Yusuf Omar described how the future of journalism is in the palm of our hands–and in our faces. Explaining how his video publishing company, Seen.tv, became a journalism training ground for a 7 million subscriber news service, Omar said that as more people and brands engage with Augmented Reality interfaces, so, too, will news organizations.