Award-winning Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos will be the new director of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism. Each year, the program channels millions of dollars to support independent journalism projects around the world.
Journalists and citizens of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries interested in investigative journalism can now count on a guidebook by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Titled “Story-based Inquiry: a Manual for Investigative Journalists,” the handbook was first launched in English in 2009 and this week was released in Spanish and Portuguese.
Ten participants of the recent Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web” were selected to receive the first Google-Knight Center Fellowship. The winners have been invited to participate in two digital journalism conferences that the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will host in April in Austin, Texas.
To make communication a tool for young people to read and produce critical content and give a voice to their communities: this is the purpose that drove journalists Amanda Rahra and Nina Weingrill, who are responsible for Énois – Agência Escola de Conteúdo Jovem, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
Last week the website Clases de Periodismo published a free guide in Spanish for journalists and communicators interested in social media management.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published its most recent e-book in Spanish, the second edition of "Digital Tools for Journalists," by award-winning Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli.
Hundreds of journalists and academics gathered this week in Natal, Brazil for the Second International Colloquium on Structural Changes in Journalism (or MEJOR, in Portuguese) to discuss the impact of new technologies on professional ethics and identities.
The Central American University of El Salvador established a specialized security-training center for journalists with financial support from the United States government, reported the news agency Agence-France Presse.
The International Center for Journalists named three Latin American journalists and a Portuguese designer who instructed a course for the Knight Center as the next Knight International Journalism Fellows last week.
The Chilean narrative journalist Cristian Alarcón and Mexican reporter Marcela Turati talked about two very different topics during the forum “The new long-form journalism in Latin America: A dialogue between academics and journalists,"