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Topic “Latin America”

With a U.S. computer-assisted reporting specialist, learn in 90 minutes how to use spreadsheets to improve your reporting

In just 90 minutes, the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will teach journalists how to create spreadsheets, conduct basic mathematical formulas in Excel, and sort, graph and map data. For journalists working at online publications, or reporters who have always wanted to learn how to use databases in their reporting, or just for those wanting to brush up on their skills, there still is time to register for the webinar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories." The webinar, conducted in Spanish, will be offered at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more »


Understanding statistics: A journalist's guide

As databases of raw information become more common and increasingly available to the public, understanding and effectively using statistics is becoming more important than ever for journalists. Read more »


It's that time of year: Apply now for journalism fellowships

Now is the time of year for journalists to be putting together applications for various fellowship opportunities. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has compiled a few of the fellowships journalist can apply for: Read more »


New South American foreign correspondent organization forms in Chile


A new organization uniting 10 foreign correspondent associations in South America was created on Oct. 26 in Santiago, Chile, reported the news agency DPA. Read more »


IAPA: Attempts to silence the press continue to mount, especially in Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador and Argentina

The Inter American Press Association's (IAPA) 67th General Assembly in Lima, Peru, ended with the organization issuing a series of resolutions and conclusions highlighting the fact that "attempts to silence the independent press" in Latin America have continued to mount in 2011, as evidenced by the rampant "physical violence, the murder of journalists and the impunity of these crimes, lawsuits, arbitrary arrests, verbal abuse, and the manipulation of government advertising to laws or restrictive bills." Read more »


Avoid “wonkish,” boring and confusing: Resources to help journalists improve science, environmental reporting

James Astill, the energy and environment editor for The Economist, has been named the 2011 winner of the $75,000 Grantham Prize, an award given for excellence in reporting on the environment, for his eight-part series on the state of the world’s forests. Read more »


Knight News Challenge to hold three innovative media contests in 2012

The once-annual Knight News Challenge now will be offered three times a year, starting in 2012, in order to better keep up with innovation in the news industry, reported Journalism.co.uk.

"The innovation cycle is so short that ideas can get old in the annual contest," said Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation, at the World Editors Forum in Vienna, according to Journalism.co.uk. Read more »


IAPA launches bilingual book of journalism scholarship winners at 67th General Assembly in Peru

At its 67th annual general assembly in Lima, Peru, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced the publication of its bilingual book “Stories and Sketches,” that recounts the experiences of journalists from throughout the Americas who have been awarded scholarships by the organization during the past 57 years. Read more »


International Herald Tribune to roll out paywall in the fall

After rolling out a metered paywall for The New York Times in March, the New York Times Co. now is announcing that this fall it will start charging for users to access the International Herald Tribune, reported PaidContent.

While details of subscription fees have not been released, the paywall will differ from that of the NY Times, PaidContent said. Read more »


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