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Topic “investigative journalism”

During Ibero-American Colloquium, journalists discuss revenue diversification and differentiation strategies


 A group of journalists representing media from several Latin American countries presented the successes, obstacles and future plans of their organizations on April 6 at the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


New Brazilian platform will seek to expand the boundaries of in-depth news investigations online

When journalists meet to talk about the future of the profession, the conversation often turns pessimistic: shrinking newsrooms and fewer spaces for in-depth reporting are some of the most common complaints. But there are some who see in this diagnosis of the crisis in traditional journalism a source of opportunities. Read more »


New journalism venture First Look Media launches news site The Intercept with Glenn Greenwald

Former Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald and e-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar launched The Intercept as the first website of their new media company First Look Media with two stories on the National Security Agency on Feb. 10. The Intercept will be part of a whole topically diverse “family of digital magazines published by First Look,” as the company announces on its blog. Read more »


Abraji named Personality of the Year in Brazilian newspaper’s Make a Difference Awards

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), one of the most important and active journalism organizations in the country, was chosen as the 2013 Personality of the Year by the Make a Difference Awards, which have been organized by the Brazilian newspaper O Globo for the last 11 years. The newspaper made the announcement on Saturday Jan. 27, and highlighted Abraji’s contributions to freedom of expression and information in the country.  Read more »


Knight Center survey shows interest for investigative journalism in Latin America but lack of training in the field


Despite Latin American journalists' high interest in investigative journalism, there is a shortage of strong university-level programs to teach these skills and professional journalists consider that they do not have the resources in their newsrooms to conduct in-depth investigations, according to a recent survey conducted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Honduran crime reporting lacks analysis because of fear for journalists’ safety, investigation found

Superficial crime reporting that relies on bloody photos and spread, but lacks any explanation behind such photos, has become a common occurrence among Honduras' media outlets. The Fundación MEPI, a regional investigative journalism project based in Mexico City, says that its content analysis and interviews with reporters and editors have drawn out multiple reasons behind this growing trend: a lack of government-media implemented safety mechanisms to protect journalists, little access to timely official reports by the authorities, and fear of retaliation, if stories display too much context or insight. Read more »


Six days after its launch, new investigative site in Ecuador receives its first death threats

The launching of news site Plan V was quick  – almost as quick as the first threats the new publication received. Read more »


"World Cup of Investigative Journalism" begins in Rio with more than 1,000 participants from around the world

More than 1,000 journalists from 80 different countries have gathered at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Read more »



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