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Topic “digital media”

Non-traditional media from Latin America and Spain win big at Gabriel García Márquez Festival

Digital sites from Latin America and Spain were recognized as the winners of the four main prizes handed out by the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award on Sept. 29 during the festival of the same name in Medellín, Colombia.

The GGM Award aims “to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence, innovation and ethical coherence by journalists and media outlets working in Spanish and Portuguese,” according to the prize website. Read more »

Cuba allows more space for criticism in journalism, but restrictions slow press freedom progress, says CPJ report

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a special report surveying the changing media landscape in Cuba and the obstacles still standing in the way of press freedom.

The organization published the report, “Connecting Cuba: More space for criticism but restrictions slow press freedom progress,” in Spanish and English on Sept. 28. Read more »

Entrepreneurial journalism: sign up for free online course in Spanish on how to monetize and manage digital media

Faced with the crisis of the traditional newspaper industry and thanks to the opportunities offered by digital technologies, new media outlets proliferate on the internet. However, journalist-entrepreneurs face many challenges in their attempts to achieve financial sustainability with digital native media. Read more »

Digital journalism growing in Latin America, but financial sustainability still a challenge

In digital native media outlets, journalists in Latin America have found playgrounds for independent reporting, thorough investigation and creative data visualization. Yet, these triumphs also come with a set of challenges including financial sustainability, taking advantage of digital technology and interacting with communities. Read more »

Social media, crowdsourcing and citizen journalism helped media cover Venezuelan elections

By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

The protagonists during Venezuela's Dec. 6 parliamentary elections were new digital platforms and social networks that became the principal vehicles through which media, nonprofit organizations and citizens received and provided information. Read more »

ISOJ panelists showcase drones, sensors, bots and other innovative journalism tools

The first group of panelists for the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism was not shy about showcasing their wearable sensor gadgets, story-writing algorithms, wrist-mounted cameras and even a remote-controlled drone.  Read more »

Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff @ISOJ: successful digital media depends on talented story tellers with the right tools

During the first keynote speech at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff listed the guiding principles that have made his company the fastest-growing media publisher in the United States: hire talented people, give them the tools to produce quality stories, and create a multidisciplinary newsroom where hacker culture meets journalism culture. Read more »

Digital news summit covers revenue sources, innovation and adapting to a new media environment

“I believe we are actually in the golden age of journalism [and] the possibilities for what is happening are really exciting,” said Michael Maness, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Journalism and Media Innovation, at a summit dedicated to understanding the innovative new revenue strategies digital media must adopt to sustain themselves. Read more »

New tablet magazine Symbolia pioneers "comics journalism"

A new tablet-exclusive publication launched on Monday, Dec. 3, right on the heels of the news that the first tablet-only newspaper, The Daily, would end circulation on Dec. 15. Read more »


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