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Blog ‘Journalism in the Americas’ enters recess and will soon return as Knight Center’s ‘LatAm Journalism Review’

The Knight Center’s 17-year-old trilingual blog and weekly newsletter will enter a brief recess in anticipation of its return in a new format  a stand-alone publication called LatAm Journalism Review, with improved, enhanced and innovative coverage of journalism and press freedom issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more »


Knight Center’s new MOOC on data journalism focuses on getting your data right, with equity and ethics. Sign up now!

Incorporating data into journalistic projects is a popular and effective way to engage audiences and convey large sets of information. However, if journalists are not careful, it can also mean including inequity and hidden bias into your storytelling. Read more »


‘Women, Power and Media:’ New online course on newsroom leadership offered by Knight Center and Chicas Poderosas. Sign up now!

The Knight Center and Chicas Poderosas are teaming up for a free massive online course in Spanish on leadership for women in media and journalism. Read more »


Satirical sites in Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Spain join in cross-border initiative to tackle pandemic

It all started in Medellín, Colombia, at the Gabo Festival. In 2018, journalists from the magazines Mongolia from Spain, El Chamuco from Mexico and Barcelona from Argentina, sitting at the same table, spoke with laughter and then more seriously, about starting an Satirical International alliance. The opportunity came later with the pandemic and the wave of false news surrounding the new coronavirus. Read more »


Mexican journalist under government protection is killed in armed attack

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director of the outlet Medios Obson, was killed in an armed attack in Ciudad Obregón, in the state of Sonora, Mexico, on May 16, according to information published by the state attorney general on Twitter. Read more »


Still time to join journalists from 160 countries: Register for a free online course on coverage of the pandemic

More than 8,300 people have enrolled so far in the massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center that focuses on how journalists can effectively cover the COVID-19 pandemic. The free course started two weeks ago, but registration is still open and there’s still time in the next two weeks for new students to catch up and participate in this global learning community of journalists from more than 160 countries. Read more »


Brazilian institute creates journalism web series focused on media literacy

In the face of attacks on journalists and attempts to discredit the press, which are increasingly common in Brazil, Instituto Palavra Aberta decided to launch a web series to explain to the lay public how journalism works. Read more »


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 »


Mexican newspaper Reforma threatened for coverage of president and his management of COVID-19

Mexican newspaper Reforma released an audio recording in which a man who claims to be from an organized crime group threatened to “blow up” its newsroom if it did not stop criticizing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Read more »


 


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