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In its biggest and most thorough massive open online course (MOOC) to date, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has teamed up with nine experts to teach students how to produce compelling stories using data and visualization. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas promotes collaborative journalism to highlight underrepresented social issues in Latin American media

*This article was updated.

A collaborative journalism marathon that involved about 100 people in Argentina – almost all of them women – and resulted in 13 reports published in 12 media outlets is about to be repeated in Colombia and Mexico to bring to light social issues related to human rights and social justice. Read more »


Cuban journalist uses creativity to dig for information and maintain database for other media

Any journalist who ever made a report using their country's Law of Access to Information likely has a few complaints about protocols and difficulties imposed by the State in the disclosure of public information. Read more »


The New York Times ends Spanish edition for financial reasons, says it will continue with translations

In a note to readers on Sept. 17, The New York Times abruptly announced the end of its Spanish edition, after more than three years, for financial reasons. Read more »


Independent journalists in Cuba demand an end to repression and call for press freedom

A group of 55 journalists, researchers, bloggers, activists, professors and others in Cuba have launched a petition demanding an end to repression against independent journalists and calling for guarantees for press freedom.

They call for “the cessation of repression against those who exercise freedoms of the press and expression in Cuba; the elimination of legal remedies that restrict and criminalize the exercise of such freedoms; the establishment of legal guarantees to exercise them which must include transparency and source protection laws; and the immediate release of [journalist] Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces.” Read more »


Argentinian and Cuban media win Online Journalism Awards for sports coverage, investigative journalism and explanatory reporting

Newspaper La Nación of Argentina and Cuban site El Toque were the only Latin American media outlets to be recognized at the 2019 Online Journalism Awards on Sept. 14. Read more »


Latin American media outlets participate in global initiative to strengthen coverage of the climate crisis

“Our own global warming ‘phony war’ is over. The hot war is here,” said veteran U.S. journalist Bill Moyers at a conference in April, when he compared the importance and urgency of journalistic coverage about the climate crisis to coverage of WWII. Read more »


Ojo Público’s reports on sex trafficking inspire traveling theatrical production in Peru

Between 2017 and 2018, Peruvian site Ojo Público published three investigative reports looking into the experiences of Peruvian girls and adolescents who were sexually exploited by traffickers. Now, those stories have been brought to the stage as the theater documentary ‘Delta.’ Read more »


Bolsonaro removes obligation of government agencies to publish public notices in Brazilian print newspapers

In yet another action that threatens the financial health of Brazil's print newspapers, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure (MP, for its initials in Portuguese) that relieves government agencies from the obligation to publish bidding and auction notices in print newspapers. Read more »


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