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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Closure of Chilean newspaper after 95 years leaves 117 without work

During a shareholders' meeting for the Chilean newspaper La Nación, government representatives, who control 69 percent of the company's shares, voted to close and liquidate the storied newspaper on Monday, Sept. 24, reported the EFE news agency. The decision puts an end to the 95-year-old newspaper and leaves 117 people without work. Read more »


Survey finds 24 percent of online media in Argentina have no print version

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released the results of a study on digital journalism in the South American country on Sept. 14, reported the organization.

The survey found that 24 percent of digital media do not have a print version, 94 percent of editors believed that social networks support their work, 23 percent have an employee dedicated exclusively to answer questions on social media, and 80 percent do not have a style manual. Read more »


Chilean government decides to close state newspaper, La Nación

In a statement released on Friday, Sept. 7, the Chilean state newspaper's union announced the government's decision to close La Nación, according to the AFP.

"Once again, the common people, the citizens, were shut out of the distribution of power and resources, this time regarding an historic publication," read the statement, according to the AFP. Read more »


Article 19 report outlines state of Internet freedom in Brazil

The freedom of expression organization Article 19 announced the release of the report "Digital Freedom in Brazil," which aims to serve as a resource to bring Brazil in agreement with international freedom of expression standards and improve online expression in the South American country. Read more »


Wall Street Journal launches smartphone-powered video platform

On Monday, Aug. 27, the Wall Street Journal announced the launch of WSJ WorldStream, a new online video platform with footage shot exclusively by Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal news staff using smartphones. Read more »


New Twitter guidelines, recent censorship draw criticism from journalists

Recent changes to Twitter’s application programming interface (API) rattled some critics concerned about how journalists will use the popular social media platform to cover news in the future, according to Alfred Hermida on his blog Reportr.net. Beyond the recent API announcement, Twitter has seen a progression of censorship as the company matures that may threaten its credibility as a news source. Read more »


More than 100 employees laid off as Uruguayan newspaper ends print edition, goes digital

After circulating for more than 30 years, the Uruguayan newspaper UNoticias announced it is ending its print edition and moving exclusively online as of Monday, Aug. 27, according to the news portal El País. Read more »


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