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In Brazil, newspapers cut journalists' work hours and salaries during pandemic

The crisis of the traditional journalism business model has intensified with the coronavirus pandemic. In Brazil, newspapers are laying off workers, cutting wages and slashing journalists' work hours on the grounds that they are already feeling the effects of the economic crisis. Read more »


Coronavirus impacts finances of Latin American newspapers, which suspend print editions, reduce salaries and layoff journalists

The reduction or suspension of print editions, salary cuts and mass layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the financial health of Latin American media companies at a time when journalistic work is essential for society.

In Brazil, a provisional measure from the government authorizes companies to reduce wages and working hours by up to 70 percent for up to 90 days. The objective is to ease corporate obligations and maintain jobs during the crisis. Read more »


Out of necessity, more Brazilian newspapers are saying goodbye to print and investing in digital. Will they survive?

In the early 2010s, the end of the print edition of Jornal do Brasil, a centuries-old and once influential newspaper, was announced as an innovation. Read more »


Bolsonaro removes obligation of government agencies to publish public notices in Brazilian print newspapers

In yet another action that threatens the financial health of Brazil's print newspapers, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure (MP, for its initials in Portuguese) that relieves government agencies from the obligation to publish bidding and auction notices in print newspapers. Read more »


Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers


As traditional media outlets made the move to digital, social networks became just as important for maintaining relationships and forming new ones with readers.

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies. Read more »


Colombian and Brazilian print newspapers most popular on Twitter in Latin America


By Ethan Elkins*

Digital and social media activity continues to increase throughout the world, and Latin America is no exception. Read more »


One of the most traditional newspapers of Argentina, La Nueva, reduces print circulation to three days a week


La Nueva Provincia, one of the oldest and most traditional newspapers of Argentina that was recently renamed La Nueva, announced it will limit the circulation of its print edition to three days per week.

In a statement released on June 23, the newspaper of Bahía Blanca, Province of Buenos Aires, explained that starting on July 9 of this year, there will be no more print editions of the publication from Tuesday to Friday as part of the migration process to its digital platform lanueva.com. Read more »


Colombia’s El Tiempo is the most followed Latin American newspaper on Twitter


By Sara Martinez

Newspapers from Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela are pulling in the highest numbers of Twitter followers for major dailies in Latin America.

For a few years, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has created an informal ranking of Twitter followers for a select group of newspapers in Latin America. Not every newspaper is included. Read more »


Role of Venezuelan government in newsprint shortage crisis worries organizations


Since 2003, a currency exchange system in Venezuela has prevented businesses from importing certain products without first purchasing foreign currencies provided by the state. In 2012, newsprint, which is not produced in the country, was listed as not being a priority item, forcing newspapers to file requests with the government for foreign currencies in order to import it. Read more »


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