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The Knight Center features stories about our courses, workshops, conferences, and e-books, as well as updates from the journalism organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that were created or strengthened with our support. You can follow this content through our blog, newsletter, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or by checking back here often.

To investigate corruption issues, Latin American journalists must reinforce their security on all fronts

Cybersecurity, legal shields and working in alliances are some of the fundamental factors to consider when conducting journalistic investigations on corruption issues in Latin America, according to speakers on the Corruption Coverage panel, held during the 11th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2018. Read more »


Ibero-American journalists innovate in content production by using new technologies and seek to create community

The Iberian American Digital Journalism Colloquium, which emerged over the years as an informal post-ISOJ (International Symposium of Online Journalism) conversation among journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal attending the symposium, convened an interesting group of innovative journalists for its eleventh edition. Those in attendance shared their experiences and projects at the School of Journalism at the Moody School of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin, on April 15. Read more »


Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration & diversifying revenue models

By Teresa Mioli and César López Linares

Latin American innovators talk comic journalism, interactive graphics, transnational collaboration and diversifying revenue models

Innovators in Latin American journalism joined the Knight Center for the 11th Iberian American Colloquium on Digital Journalism on April 15, sharing lessons on new storytelling formats, ways to expand reach of a site’s content and revenue models that offer hope for attaining financial sustainability. Read more »


Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post's Marty Baron

At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every single day.” Read more »


New Google tools will help journalists generate revenue, optimize their work and increase security

Aware of the challenges faced by journalism worldwide, Google works to develop tools that help journalists to promote and facilitate their work. Read more »


Research highlights differences among journalists’ methods, precarious status of profession & evolution of renowned publication

Journalism was examined through a critical lens during the ISOJ 2018 research panel “Cultural change: Telling stories, shaping identity and normalizing precarity” on April 14.

Academics — American and European — delved into the evolving nature of journalism from individual journalists to major publications. Read more »


How audio, voice-activated technology are changing relationships with audiences

An all-women panel closed out the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with insights on the future and potential of audio storytelling. Read more »


Top academic paper at ISOJ identifies differences between ‘news makers’ and ‘storytellers’

A study involving the differences between “news makers” and “storytellers” — according to journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands — was named the top academic paper at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13, the first day of the two-day conference in Austin, Texas. Read more »


Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. Read more »


Newsletters create meaningful connections with news enthusiasts via email

With the seeming omnipresence of news and other media, newsletters are a tool to engage with audiences in a brief and an intimate way, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 14, 2018. Read more »


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