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Knight Center launches free ebook featuring stories of innovators pushing Latin American journalism to the future

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is pleased to announce the publication of its latest free ebook, “Innovators in Latin American Journalism.” Read more »


Latin American journalists heading to U.S. universities for prestigious fellowships this 2018-2019 academic year

Latin Americans are among the ranks of journalists selected to spend the upcoming academic year at distinguished U.S. universities to study and develop special projects.

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, Nieman Fellows at Harvard University and Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows at the University of Michigan were announced in recent days. Read more »


Brazilian project MemeNews joins journalism and humor for social transformation

About a month ago, the MemeNews project started sending a daily bulletin with news headlines and summaries focusing on the Brazilian Legislative, Judicial and Executive branches. But more than being a newsletter, MemeNews wants to engage its readers in the stories they report using one of the best inventions of the internet: memes. Read more »


Several news outlets deprived of their signals and others suffer attacks during broadcast of protests in Nicaragua

Numerous television and radio news outlets in Nicaragua were attacked or experienced signal interruptions during coverage of the wave of protests that erupted throughout the country due to a reform to the Social Security Law by the government of President Daniel Ortega. Read more »


Chilean network Mi Voz proposes '21st century agora' with citizen journalism and regional coverage

In 2018, access to the internet and the possibility of expressing yourself through various platforms and social networks like blogs, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter are almost expected by a significant portion of the Latin American population. Read more »


How to finance independent digital media: 7 tips from Nómada in Guatemala


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. Read more »


#LetHerWork campaign grows and raises awareness of harassment of women sports reporters in Brazil


By Esther Sánchez*

Brazilian women sports reporters launched the online #DeixaElaTrabalhar (#LetHerWork) campaign after journalist Bruna Dealtry was kissed and harassed on live television.

Dealtry’s incident helped incite the movement in late March after she covered a live soccer game at the São Januário Stadium earlier the same month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more »


Collaborative journalism: keys to success for transnational projects in Latin America, according to Connectas


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 Priscila Hernández Flores* and Carlos Eduardo Huertas**, Connectas Read more »


The ten commandments of crowdfunding for journalists, based on the successful campaigns of Brazil's A Pública


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 Natalia Viana*, director, Agência Pública Read more »


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