Knight Center
Knight Center


Former Televisa reporter killed in northern Mexico

María Isabella Cordero, former anchor of the morning news on Televisa, was shot to death Friday night in the city of Chihuahua, while leaving a restaurant parking lot, La Jornada and El Diario report. A friend who was in the car with her was also killed. Read more »

War reporter embedded with U.S. troops faces hard questions about his role

In a first-person report, Associated Press reporter Christopher Torchia describes the difficulties of maintaining a “professional distance” while embedded for four weeks with a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan that is engaged in firefights with the Taliban. Read more »

Reed business publisher closes 23 U.S. trade magazines

About nine months after putting its U.S. titles up for sale, the London-based global publisher Reed Elsevier says it will close the 23 specialized magazines it has been unable to sell or doesn’t plan to keep, Folio and FishbowlNY report. Read more »

Investigative reporting workshop set for Guatemala May 6-7

The Center for Latin American Journalism (CELAP) will hold the workshop “New techniques to investigate corruption” on May 6–7, 2010, in Antigua, Guatemala.

The instructor is renown Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro, who has conducted numerous investigations into government corruption, national security, and international drug trafficking. Read more »

Argentines march to apply stalled media law

Representatives of social movements and political and human rights organizations protested in Buenos Aires this week in defense of the broadcast reform law that was passed last October but suspended due to a court ruling in March, La Nación and EFE reported. Read more »

Washington Post offers fellowships for Latin American and Caribbean journalists

The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., invite journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to apply for a fellowship that will allow them to spend three weeks in Washington reporting on issues of importance to their home countries. Five journalists from the region will be accepted, and applications must be received by May 28, 2010. Read more »

Freed Cuban journalist wants to expose human rights violations

Oscar Sánchez Madan was released from prison this week after serving a three-year term for “social dangerousness,” a vague charge he received after covering a local corruption scandal. He tells Radio Martí that he wants to keep writing about current affairs on the island, including Havana’s human rights violations, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports. Read more »

Local TV host escapes gun attack in Northeast Brazil

TV host and radio broadcaster Handson Laércio was shot Wednesday, April 14, while leaving his home in Bacabal, Maranhão, to host his program on TV Mearim, the news portal Imirante reports. On entering his car, Laércio was confronted by his attacker and was shot in the hand. Read more »

Workshop focuses on coverage of Afro population in Latin America

Journalists who work for print, broadcast or online media in Colombia, Ecuador or Panama can apply until April 23 for the “Multimedia reporting seminar-workshop on the Afro population in Latin America,” to be offered June 7–12 at the New Ibero-American Journalism Foundation (FNPI) in Cartagena, Colombia. Read more »

Chile's new president faces pressure to sell TV channel

Only a month after taking office, President Sebastián Piñera faces growing criticism by opponents and allies for not having transferred his ownership of the channel Chilevisión to a nonprofit organization as he promised during his campaign, La Nación and EFE report. Read more »

Follow us on:

Youtube facebooktwitterrssfeedflickr