During a workshop offered by the Knight Foundation at ISOJ 2022, LION Publishers, Revenue Lab by Texas Tribune and Newspack spoke about how they are providing new and legacy newsrooms with different types of resources to have a more efficient and fulfilling road to sustainability.
According to the study by SembraMedia, in 2019, grants surpassed all other sources of financing and came to represent 29 percent of revenue from these media in the region. And, in 2020, they reached 37 percent.
Through a declaration to “defend the value of professional journalism in the digital ecosystem,” 18 organizations from the Americas call for a debate on the payment of content by digital platforms.
According to Summer Harlow, University of Houston associate professor of journalism and author of the study, the survey suggests a new understanding of the concept of objectivity, as something that does not oppose or prevent journalists from defending causes or participating in protests.
With three new initiatives, the Inter-American Press Association seeks to innovate its work on combating impunity in crimes against journalists, monitoring the state of freedom of expression in the region and supporting its partner media in the digital transformation of the journalism industry.
The amount raised was used to hire journalists, move the newsroom to a larger and safer building, and to purchase equipment
Across Latinamerica, journalists who dedicate themselves exclusively to working as freelancers shared the common problems they face and the methods of survival they developed in a competitive and undervalued market.
Many newsrooms struggle for survival in a very adverse business environment. Still, news organizations are tasked with the challenge of shaping their editorial content into products that make sense for their audiences.
In Brazil, today, there are 26 century-old newspapers in circulation. To stay relevant, they strive to stay true to their history and connected with readers who’ve been with them for decades, emphasizing their belonging to the community.
The gloomy end of Jornal do Brasil is not necessarily the rule that is being followed by other Brazilian newspapers that, more recently, have also given up their daily print editions to prioritize digital platforms.