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DIGITAL LIBRARY

The Knight Center occasionally publishes digital editions of books about journalism that can be downloaded for free from this page.

Innovative Journalism in Latin America

Innovative Journalism in Latin America

Download "Innovative Journalism in Latin America," the new free Knight Center e-book. This new publication compiles all the reports of the series "Innovative Journalism in Latin America" published in the Knight Center blog between the months of December 2016 and April 2017. It also includes several brief guides written by different experts offering practical advice to improve journalistic activity online. Read more »

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Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations

Download the free e-book, "Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations," edited by professors Robyn S. Goodman and Elanie Steyn. The English-language book is described as as “one-stop scholarly yet practical/approachable reference book for educators, trainers, journalists, media activists, policymakers, foundations, nongovernment organizations, students and others with a vested interest in quality journalism.” Read more »

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The Reinvention of The New York Times: how the 'gray lady' of journalism is adapting (successfully) to the mobile era

Download the free e-book, "The Reinvention of The New York Times: how the 'gray lady' of journalism is adapting (successfully) to the mobile era," by Catalan journalist Ismael Nafría. Read more »

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A New Information Environment

How digital fragmentation is shaping the way we produce and consume news

During his time as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, Brazilian journalist Ricardo Gandour looked into the "new journalistic environment," which he said "is characterized by consolidation and fragmentation, two conceptually opposed phenomena that advance simultaneously." In this study, he consults journalists, editors and experts in the field of digital media transformations, as well as existing literature on the topic, to paint a picture of the evolving landscape and impacts on the journalism industry. Read more »

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Transparency and Accountability

A Report of the 2013 Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas

The 11th Austin Forum invited more than 50 journalists from the American continent to discuss the topic “Transparency and Accountability: Journalists and Access to Public Information in Latin America and the Caribbean.” During the annual gathering, which took place on Nov. 8 and 9, 2013, participants concluded that the region’s culture of secretism and the lack of training on how to use right-to-information laws were the biggest obstacles to transparency in the continent. Read more »

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Media Coverage of Migration in the Americas

A Report from the Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas 2011

The Forum participants suggested that more stories need to be written about the migrants themselves, their families, historical explanations for migration, investigations into government policies, health issues, economic and social factors, education, housing and myriad other components that comprise migration. In short, media coverage needs to explain that migration has an important, if not crucial, effect on the daily life of almost everyone in the Americas. Read more »

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Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism

Spanish editions

Do journalists need rules to guide their use of social media? How can journalists balance professional and personal lives on social media? What are the implications of friending or following someone on a social network? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this book as well as the ethical dilemmas regarding user-generated content, how to make corrections to articles published online, and what are the ethical implications of the links that are created in articles, among others. Read more »

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10 Best Practices for Social Media

Helpful guidelines for news organizations

By James Hohmann, El comité de éticas y valores de ASNE (American Society of News Editors) 2010-2011

This book is a complement to the book, “Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism.” It includes rules and guides for the use of social media by journalists as well as ethical recommendations.

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Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

The book, "Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean," captures the intense and violent working climate journalists face on a day-to-day basis, one that spawns self-censorship and questions of how coverage can better inform the public. It is a result of a gathering of journalists, academics and experts at the 8th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas held at the University of Texas at Austin in September 2010.

English and Spanish editions Read more »

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Journalism in Times of Threats, Censorship and Violence cover

Journalism in Times of Threats, Censorship and Violence

Report from the Seminar “Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking"

By Mónica Medel

English and Spanish editions
This report was compiled from the workshop "Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking" conducted March 26–27, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the McCormick Foundation. Read more »

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