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If you’re a journalist who works with data, chances are good that at some point you’ve looked for a better way to search through, analyze and present the numbers that support your reporting. Read more »


Digital native journalism sites in Latin America bet on regional journalism

Local and regional journalistic coverage has always been, almost by default, a role of the traditional media.

With the digital technological revolution of recent years and the crisis of the conventional business model of the newspaper industry –which until the beginning of this century was largely based on advertising revenues– many of the major newspapers have prioritized national and international coverage, leaving little left over for the regions. Read more »


Smartphones reign supreme for news consumers in Latin America, according to Reuters Institute

Online news has become the main source of news in Latin America and most of the world. As the internet and the communications platforms within it diversify, so are the ways that consumers access that content.

The 2018 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) surveyed four Latin American countries and found that in each case, a majority of respondents are accessing their news from their smartphones. Read more »


Mexican journalist and U.S. photographer based in Caracas honored with IWMF Courage in Journalism Award

Rosario Mosso Castro, investigative reporter and editor-in-chief of Mexican magazine ZETA, and U.S. photojournalist Meridith Kohut, who documents the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, are recipients of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Read more »


Peruvian Congress approves controversial law that prohibits State from buying official advertising in private media

The Peruvian Congress ratified Law 2133, which prohibits official advertising in private media outlets, during the night of June 14. Advocates say it will curb public spending, but critics say it is a form of indirect censorship against media. Read more »


Peruvian Congress may approve bill prohibiting state advertising in private media

This week, the Plenary of the Peruvian Congress may approve a controversial law that prohibits state advertising in private media. Read more »


State radio station set on fire amid protests against Nicaraguan government

The headquarters of Radio Nicaragua, state radio station of the Central American country, was attacked and destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of June 8, according to local press reports. Read more »


Civil judge rules in favor of Venezuelan official in defamation case and imposes fine on newspaper El Nacional

El Nacional, one of the leading independent newspapers in Venezuela that continues to cover the entire country in its print and digital formats, will have to pay a fine of reparation of one billion bolivars (around US $12,000) for "moral damage," according to freedom of expression organization Espacio Público. Read more »


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