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Mexican reporters create lab that offers scholarships to promote investigative journalism in their country

The “barrage” of censorship and pressure to which Mexican journalists have been exposed in recent years reminds reporter Alexandra Xanic of the 1990s. The dependence of the media on official advertising, reductions in newsrooms and the search by media outlets to “fill spaces,” mean that investigative journalism is increasingly forgotten, and the little that is done fails to have the impact it should. Read more »


Women journalists can apply for fellowships to cover stories on migration in Mexico and Honduras

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is calling on women journalists to apply for two opportunities that would help fund reporting.

As part of the second year of the Adelante Reporting Initiative, IWMF is taking two groups of women journalists to Mexico and Honduras in July to cover migration. The reporting fellowships will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and Tegucigalpa, respectively, according to the organization's release. Read more »


Correspondent killed in Chihuahua is third Mexican journalist killed in the month of March

Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, was killed on the morning of March 23 after receiving at least four shots to the head. The journalist was leaving her home in the capital city of Chihuahua state and getting into her vehicle when a group of strangers approached her and began shooting, according to newspaper Norte in Ciudad Juárez. Read more »


ISOJ 2017 will once again have simultaneous translation to Spanish, thanks to support from Univision Noticias

Once again, simultaneous translation from English to Spanish will be provided at the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) thanks to support from Univision.

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Peruvian investigative journalism website Ojo Público experiments with innovative digital narratives

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


For Ojo Público, the search for new narratives and formats to tell a story is constant. According to journalists at this Peruvian investigative media site, the method they use is to design investigations that combine revelation and innovation, applying digital tools that allow them to improve reporting and the narrative of their stories, in order to inform the public. Read more »


Latin American digital sites participating in International Fact-Checking Day to combat proliferation of fake news

While April 1 is April Fools’ Day in many countries around the world, the following day will be dedicated to finding the truth. The International Fact-Checking Network from The Poynter Institute has declared April 2 as International Fact-Checking Day in order to highlight the importance of fact-checking among readers. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Panelists will discuss the podcast boom and how news organizations can jump on the bandwagon

Since the debut of investigative reporting podcast Serial, more Americans than ever are listening to podcasts. Read more »


Chumel Torres brings the intersection of comedy and journalism to Latin America and delivers news with humor and intelligence

Chumel Torres is not a journalist.

Nevertheless, his comedy, which is based on commentary of news, culture and politics, is consumed by hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans. Read more »


Journalists from several countries create digital magazine to report on the world with a Latin American perspective

When two of six co-founding journalists of Revista Late met at the Festival for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in October 2016, they felt that their visions and expectations toward journalism would lead them to create something together. Read more »


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