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15 of the most read, shared, liked and reTweeted posts from the Journalism in the Americas blog in 2017

As we start 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most important, as well as widely read, shared and liked stories on the Knight Center’s Journalism in the Americas blog.

These stories looked at entrepreneurial successes, business strategies for sustainability, creative storytelling formats, digital security, development of new reporting tools and more. As always, they also included freedom of expression issues, including violence and legal cases against the press. Read more »


Politicians and drug traffickers suspected in murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

During the recent oral hearing of the accused mastermind of the murder of Miroslava Breach Velducea, audio was presented allegedly linking two members of the National Action Party (PAN, for is acronym in Spanish) with the March 23, 2017 murder of the correspondent from La Jornada. Read more »


Knight Center year in review: 2017 online courses reach nearly 34,000 students, a record high

In 2017, journalists in Latin America grappled with a growing crisis of freedom of expression. Many risked their lives to tell important stories that may have otherwise gone untold, while others faced threats against themselves and their families. Read more »


Appeals board agrees to reconsider case of Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S.

U.S. immigration officials have agreed to take another look at the case of a Mexican journalist who fled his country nine years ago due to threats on his life. Read more »


Nómada innovates journalism in Guatemala with bold aesthetics, progressive coverage and creative business model

At 34 years of age, 16 of them dedicated to journalism, Guatemalan Martín Rodríguez Pellecer can already count among his achievements the creation and establishment of two media outlets that have changed the journalistic panorama of his country. Read more »


In unprecedented ruling, Chilean Supreme Court decides the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten

In a unanimous and unprecedented ruling in the country, the Supreme Court of Chile defended that the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten. The court decided in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIPER, against a doctor's request to remove a report about medical malpractice from CIPER's site. Read more »


Cuba’s 14ymedio seeks greater independence and engagement with new membership model


By Chelsea Moreno*

Cuban digital media site 14ymedio is betting on a new membership program for readers to ensure its independence and increase engagement.

“We wanted to use the membership as an opportunity to have more conversations with our members and we wanted to do it in a way that allows us to preserve our independence as an outlet,” Alejandro González, who leads development and innovation efforts at the media outlet, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed while at Christmas celebration at son’s school is fourth journalist killed in Veracruz this year

A threatened Mexican crime reporter was killed in Veracruz during a Christmas celebration at his son’s school in Acayucan. Read more »


Journalists are brutally repressed by law enforcement and protesters in Argentina while covering demonstrations

More than a dozen journalists were wounded by security forces and protesters during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 14. According to various Argentine media outlets, this was one of the most brutal repressions against the press and citizen protesters so far under the government of current Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Read more »


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