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Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers


As traditional media outlets made the move to digital, social networks became just as important for maintaining relationships and forming new ones with readers.

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies. Read more »


Broadcast journalist who received death threats is killed in western Honduras

*This story is developing and will be updated.

Broadcast journalist Edgar Joel Aguilar was shot and killed in a barbershop in La Entrada, Copán in western Honduras on Aug. 31, 2019. Read more »


Congress overturns Bolsonaro veto and keeps jail time for creation and spread of false news during electoral campaigns

In a joint session of Congress on the night of Aug. 28, deputies and senators overturned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's veto of an article of law criminalizing the spread of false news in the context of elections. Read more »


CIPER launches membership campaign as its founder Mónica González wins the National Journalism Award of Chile

Just as the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER) of Chile begins a new stage of financing through a membership model, its founder, journalist Mónica González, has won the most important journalism award in the country. Read more »


Honduran photojournalist wins James Foley Award from ONA for his work exploring the ‘complexities of conflict’ in Latin America

Honduran photojournalist and writer Tomas Ayuso is the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online Journalism Awards. Read more »


Folha de S. Paulo travels eight countries for series on inequality and the shrinking middle class around the world

Favelas in Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Mumbai all have in common the precarious conditions in which their residents live, but also their relationship to a worldwide phenomenon: inequality that makes South Africa, Brazil and India countries in which the richest 10 percent has the majority of the country’s wealth.

The global middle class has seen its income go stagnant or be reduced over the past 40 years, while the income of the poorest has increased and that of the richest has seen even more significant growth. Read more »


Journalist killed in the State of Mexico had received threats for his reporting

*This story is developing and will be updated.

The body of journalist Nevith Condés Jaramillo was found in a home in the municipality of Tejupilco in the State of Mexico on the evening of Aug. 24. He suffered four stab wounds, Milenio reported. Read more »


Newspapers from Brazil’s Northeast form network to share content and strengthen regional journalism

If collaboration is natural and widespread among new native digital media, the same is not so simple for newspapers that were born on paper and developed within a culture of competition and rivalry.

However, amid the crisis that has shrunk readers, diminished ads, and cut teams, three newspapers in the Northeast of Brazil have joined forces to maintain the breadth of their coverage without incurring new costs. And at the same time, strengthen the region's journalism on the national scene. Read more »


Infobae joins Latin American media incorporating the position of gender editor in their newsrooms

A new role is emerging in newsrooms in Latin America and abroad as women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo take hold across the world. Read more »


Colombian media team up to fact-check regional elections through RedCheq network

Unlike other Latin American countries, Colombia does not have presidential elections this year, but it will elect local representatives such as governors, mayors and council representatives, among other positions, on Oct. 27. As in the presidential elections, regional campaigns may be affected by the spread of false information. Read more »


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