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Latin American and Spanish news sites experiment to reach audience and finance quality journalism

(*)For other coverage of the 10th Ibero American Colloquium for Digital Journalism, please see below.

In a global context in which the demand for traditional newspapers decreases and in which the use of information and communication technologies grows, journalists are forced to develop ingenious ways in which to deliver their products. Read more »


SembraMedia reveals digital media growth in Latin America, but says organizations still face challenges

This post has been edited to correct figures concerning revenue of digital media sites analyzed by SembraMedia. Additionally, some quotes have been edited to improve translation.

(*)For other coverage of the 10th Ibero American Colloquium for Digital Journalism, please see below.

Women are leaders at more than 60 percent of digital media sites in Latin America. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Independent media panelists share struggles and solutions for reporting in polarized societies

During the ever-popular international panel, participants came from all over the globe to the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to share challenges and solutions to reporting in polarized societies. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: News startups and new business models innovate in search for sustainability

To close the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists and researchers put news startups and sustainability at center stage.

Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University, moderated the panel, “News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability,” on April 22, 2017. Read more »


Google News Lab launches operations in Latin America to help journalists with tools and training

Google News Lab, the team at Google that collaborates with journalists and media in the creation of information, is expanding its activity in the Latin American market. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Researchers share developments in journalism, media practices and audience building

Kathleen McElroy, associate director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, chaired the research panel “Diving deep into the layers of journalism, the journalism practice and its audiences” where panelists discussed new journalism practices and strategies to build audience. The panel took place during the second day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) held in Austin, Texas. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Podcasts can positively transform the way the audience interacts with media

Although podcasts have been used for a little more than ten years, both by various digital platforms and by the news media, but mainly by the radio - its narrative prestige in journalism is fairly recent. Read more »


Journalists from Ibero-America share innovation projects at the Knight Center’s Colloquium on Digital Journalism

(*)For other coverage of the 10th Ibero American Colloquium for Digital Journalism, please see below.

Innovation is opening up more and more paths in traditional and digital media in the Spanish-speaking world thanks to interesting journalistic projects in Latin America and Spain, which have gradually found ways to tackle technological and funding challenges. Read more »


"Innovative Journalism in Latin America": new free ebook in Spanish from the Knight Center is available; download it now

Coinciding with the 10th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published the book "Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” in digital format on Sunday, April 23. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Researchers highlight online journalism trends during breakfast panel

Researchers shared their findings on a variety of online journalism trends at a breakfast panel held April 22 at the 18th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin, shared some of the project’s findings, which aim to provide research-based techniques for engaging audiences. Read more »


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