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Alessandra Monnerat is a Brazilian journalist who lives in Rio de Janeiro. She collaborates with the Knight Center since 2016, when she spent a semester at the University of Texas at Austin. In Brazil, she also works as a reporter for newspaper O Dia and graduated from PUC-Rio. She likes to tell stories about innovative journalism projects that make a difference in the lives of their readers.​ Send her an e-mail.
 

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Recent Blog Posts:

Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award announces the "40 best works of Ibero-America"

The jury for the Gabriel García Márquez (GGM) Journalism Awards announced the “40 best journalistic works of Ibero-America” on Sept. 7 as part of the contests fifth year. There were 1,383 entries in the categories Text, Image, Coverage and Innovation. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper creates "war" section to cover violence in Rio and is criticized by security experts

"Mom, I can’t take this war anymore," a 10-year-old girl said in an audio interview published by newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro. The child is a resident of Manguinhos, a favela in the North Zone of the city with daily armed confrontations. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas organizes a series of workshops on design thinking to encourage media innovation in Brazil

International organization Chicas Poderosas is furthering its mission of joining women journalists and technology in today’s newsrooms with a series of design thinking workshops that will launch Aug. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »


Application from Brazil’s Agência Pública combines journalism and geolocation

A mix between journalism and Pokemon Go – this is how site Agência Pública defines its first application, Museu do Ontem (the Museum of Yesterday). On the platform, instead of capturing monsters, the user explores the Port of Rio de Janeiro in search of news reports, excerpts of books, and audio, to understand the region's past and present. Read more »


Brazilian creates innovative tool to measure journalism's impact on society

From the start, journalists are taught that the profession is important for society and for the defense of democracy. But how can that relevance be measured in people’s everyday lives? Read more »


Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism celebrates 15 years with record-setting congress

The 977 participants of the 12th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held between June 28 and July 2, set a record for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) as it celebrated its 15-year anniversary.

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Brazilian site teaches journalists how to protect sources and personal data from digital attacks

Metadata? Encryption? Backdoor? Tor Browser? VPN? PGP? When it comes to digital security for journalists, the amount of technical terms and acronyms can be scary. But tools to ensure online privacy can be crucial to protecting sources, which is why the site Privacidade para Jornalistas (Privacy for Journalists) has been launched in Brazil. Read more »


Brazilian journalists host pioneering congress to strengthen education journalism in country

One year after the launch of Brazil’s Association of Education Journalists, also known as Jeduca, the organization is hosting its inaugural Congress on Education Journalism to address the challenges facing the reporting specialization in the current news environment. Read more »


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