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How design thinking can help you become a better digital journalist


This article is part of the series, "Innovators in Latin American Journalism," published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the help of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism.

 

By Mariana Santos*, CEO of Chicas Poderosas Read more »


Nicaraguan journalist killed during Facebook Live broadcast of protests against pension reforms

A journalist was killed on the night of April 21 in Bluefields in eastern Nicaragua during a Facebook Live broadcast of the fourth day of protests against pension reforms. Read more »


Brazilian journalist accused of terrorism after reporting on the Islamic State

Brazilian journalist Felipe Oliveira has been accused of the crime of promoting terrorism after infiltrating a group of sympathizers of the Islamic State (IS) as part of a journalistic investigation conducted in 2016. Read more »


Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration & diversifying revenue models


By Teresa Mioli and César López Linares

Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration and diversifying revenue models

Innovators in Latin American journalism joined the Knight Center for the 11th Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism on April 15, sharing lessons on new storytelling formats, ways to expand reach of a site’s content and revenue models that offer hope for attaining financial sustainability. Read more »


To investigate corruption issues, Latin American journalists must reinforce their security on all fronts

Cybersecurity, legal shields and working in alliances are some of the fundamental factors to consider when conducting journalistic investigations on corruption issues in Latin America, according to speakers on the Corruption Coverage panel, held during the 11th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2018. Read more »


Journalists using tools from the future –like blockchain or augmented reality– to enhance, optimize and protect their stories

New technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be important for journalism in the future, and some news organizations are already using them, according to the members of the panel “What’s Next: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism” from the 2018 International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post's Marty Baron

At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every single day.” Read more »


ISOJ 2018 offers lessons about business models, informative products and forming authentic connections with readers


In the context of the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked Ismael Nafría, a former journalist in residence at the Center and author of “La reinvención de The New York Times,” to prepare a summary of the main lessons taken away from the conference. Read more »


New Google tools will help journalists generate revenue, optimize their work and increase security

Aware of the challenges faced by journalism worldwide, Google works to develop tools that help journalists to promote and facilitate their work. Read more »


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