Latin American digital sites participating in International Fact-Checking Day to combat proliferation of fake news
While April 1 is April Fools’ Day in many countries around the world, the following day will be dedicated to finding the truth. The International Fact-Checking Network from The Poynter Institute has declared April 2 as International Fact-Checking Day in order to highlight the importance of fact-checking among readers. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: Panelists will discuss the podcast boom and how news organizations can jump on the bandwagon
Since the debut of investigative reporting podcast Serial, more Americans than ever are listening to podcasts. Read more »
Another journalist has been killed in Veracruz, Mexico.
Ricardo Monlui Cabrera was killed on the morning of March 19 in Yanga, in the state of Veracruz, while leaving a restaurant and getting into a car with his wife and daughter. The family members were not hit when two armed people fired upon Monlui. Read more »
Chumel Torres brings the intersection of comedy and journalism to Latin America and delivers news with humor and intelligence
Chumel Torres is not a journalist.
Nevertheless, his comedy, which is based on commentary of news, culture and politics, is consumed by hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans. Read more »
Journalists from several countries create digital magazine to report on the world with a Latin American perspective
When two of six co-founding journalists of Revista Late met at the Festival for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in October 2016, they felt that their visions and expectations toward journalism would lead them to create something together. Read more »
RSF publishes report on censorship and surveillance of journalists on World Day Against Cyber-Censorship
Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) recently published the report "Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business,” in which it denounces several cases of digital surveillance of journalists by both democratic and authoritarian governments around the world. Read more »
Traditional radio faces new competition in Latin America: podcasts from digital native media arrive on the scene
This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)
When you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, there are few options to release stress. The most common technique has been to turn on the radio and distract yourself by listening to music, a newscast or a talk-show. Today, however, traditional radio faces new competition: more and more people turn on their smartphone and listen to their favorite podcast on their car speakers. Read more »
Organizations launch collaborative site that compiles requests made through access to information law in Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and nonprofit Transparency Brazil launched the project Achados e Pedidos (Request and Found), which aims to be the country’s largest platform for requests and responses to the Law of Access to Information (LAI), as well as a tool to monitor compliance with the legislation. Read more »
Researchers have started a project they hope will provide, for the first time, a more comprehensive view of freelance journalists working.
The survey, located at CensoFreelance.Org, is intended for freelance journalists working, writing and publishing in Spanish in Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Hispanic media. It is open for the month of March. Read more »
Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event
The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both countries. Their bilingual conversation will apply those themes to digital strategy, social media and political coverage of controversial issues including migration and violent crime. Read more »