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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 »


With individual projects, Brazilian journalists find a way to produce exclusive content and claim a space in the market

Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists make way into National Assembly after being denied access by national guard for one month

For the first time in one month, Venezuelan journalists forced their way into the building that houses the country’s National Assembly and called on the military to allow the press to cover upcoming sessions. Read more »


What is the Mexican media’s role in the midst of multiple murders and mayhem?


This text was originally published by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN). It was reposted here with permission.

By Elva Narcia*

At the end of January 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that violence in Mexico is worse than in Afghanistan. Read more »


Mexican journalists and their families confront the new president during his daily press conferences

Since the new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his already famous daily morning press conferences, where he answers questions from the audience and the press, journalists and their families are taking the opportunity to confront the leader concerning threats to themselves and the profession. Read more »


After 19 years, two former paramilitary members sentenced for abduction, torture and sexual abuse of Colombian journalist


By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

Two former paramilitary members have been sentenced to a total of 70 years in prison in relation to the abduction, torture and sexual abuse of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima that happened almost 20 years ago. Read more »


We asked Latin American journalists why press freedom is important and this is what they said

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas wanted to celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) by turning the tape recorder to journalists and press freedom advocates.

We wanted to know why these professionals thought press freedom was important. So we asked.

Here are their responses, which we are posting on social networks throughout May 3 to celebrate WPFD. Read more »


Investigative journalists from Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama join ranks of the ICIJ

Journalists from Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama are now among the 54 professionals from Latin America in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The ICIJ, the collaborative network behind investigations like the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, welcomed 18 new members on April 29. There are now 249 journalists in more than 90 countries in the group.

In Latin America, 19 countries are represented. Read more »


On the initiative of journalists’ association, political parties in Uruguay to sign a pact against misinformation

All political parties with representation in the Uruguayan parliament are set to sign an Ethical Pact against misinformation on April 26. Read more »


How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Portuguese, in partnership with Microsoft

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning. These are some terms that are in high demand in many professional fields, but which are not yet familiar to many in news media. The next massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, conducted in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it affects the news industry. Read more »


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