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Crime reporter killed in Baja California Sur is fourth journalist killed in Mexico in the past two months

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios, also known as Max Rodríguez, is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico in less than two months.

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More than 1,700 judges and other justice operators already accepted for online course on freedom of expression

There are 1,738 magistrates, judges and other justice operators from Latin America who have been accepted to take part in the fifth edition of the course “International legal framework on freedom of expression, access to information and protection of journalists,” which will start May 8. Applications are still open for the course, which will be conducted in Spanish. Read more »


Solutions Journalism: Pre-ISOJ workshop teaches how to shift focus of reporting from problems to problem solving

In 2014, journalist Meg Kissinger wrote a series called “Chronic Crisis” — an in-depth examination of Milwaukee’s mental health system. But Kissinger didn’t just write about the problem, she provided a solution. Read more »


Independent Venezuelan news site triumphs with live video on Periscope while many move to Facebook Live

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


When Periscope launched in March 2015, it was not long before print and digital media saw an opportunity to cover events live and in real-time, a space previously dominated by television news companies. Read more »


Conversational journalism: ISOJ 2017 will discuss how bots and artificial intelligence are changing news delivery

During the 2016 election, New York Times political correspondent Nicholas Confessore sat at his desk scripting conversations with readers almost every day. His conversations were then plugged into The New York Times politics bot where readers could interact with “Nick” and follow his reporting through a series of prompted questions.   Read more »


Registration for ISOJ 2017 is closed; Livestreaming will be available on YouTube and Facebook

The Knight Center closed registration for ISOJ 2017 after reaching capacity for the 18th edition of the global conference.

However, live streaming of the conference will be available on YouTube and Facebook, as well as isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. For updates, you can also follow us on Twitter at @ISOJ2017 or with #ISOJ2017. News will also be available on Snapchat. Read more »


Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei to open ISOJ 2017; conference is sold-out, but live video will be available

Jim VandeHei knows how to make a splash with digital news, making him a solid choice to kick-off the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 21. Read more »


Violence against journalists grows in Mexico, 30 journalists killed during Peña Nieto’s administration: Article 19 Mexico

With 11 journalists killed in Mexico, 2016 became the most violent year for the press since 2000, according to the annual report “Freedoms in Resistance” made by Article 19 Mexico. Read more »


How Argentina’s La Nación became a data journalism powerhouse in Latin America

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


Journalists from Mexico, Cuba and U.S. are among the winners of El País’ Ortega y Gasset Awards

Journalists from Mexico and Cuba took home Ortega y Gasset journalism awards from Spanish newspaper El País announced on April 6. The 2017 edition was the 34th year of the award. The ceremony will be on May 11 in Madrid, and will crown the best reports in the Spanish language produced last year. Read more »


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