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Podcasts emerge to educate and empower Latin American communities about COVID-19


By José Luis Martínez*

While the pandemic becomes part of people’s daily lives all around the world, media outlets and individuals are creating podcasts to educate their communities about COVID-19. Podcast creators from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and the United States are taking different creative approaches to personalizing their audio content around COVID-19 and explaining the pandemic in ways that are easier for audiences to understand. Read more »


With 'listening clubs,' Radio Ambulante wants to bring Latin America closer to the podcast

This story was updated to include details about the funding of the project.

When the radio reached Latin American homes in the first half of the 20th century, families and neighbors gathered around the device that brought stories from around the world in sound waves. Almost 100 years later, a podcast is updating the practice of collective listening to bring Latin America closer to its stories and foster ties among its listeners. Read more »


Journalists in Brazil and Colombia find an ally in podcasts to take a deeper look at the profession


By Carolina de Assis and Silvia Higuera

A chance encounter in 2012 led Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Alves to create a project that, six years later, would become one of his passions. That year, Alves went to London to cover the Olympic Games and met Dorrit Harazim, a journalist with 53 years in the profession and who in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University. Read more »


Traditional radio faces new competition in Latin America: Podcasts from digital native media arrive on the scene

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, there are few options to release stress. The most common technique has been to turn on the radio and distract yourself by listening to music, a newscast or a talk-show. Today, however, traditional radio faces new competition: more and more people turn on their smartphone and listen to their favorite podcast through their car speakers. Read more »


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