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Journalists from Ibero-America share innovation projects at the Knight Center’s Colloquium on Digital Journalism

(This article covers half of the journalists who spoke at the colloquium. Please check our site for additional coverage.)

Innovation is opening up more and more paths in traditional and digital media in the Spanish-speaking world thanks to interesting journalistic projects in Latin America and Spain, which have gradually found ways to tackle technological and funding challenges. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Newspapers from large cities adapt newsrooms, equipment and philosophies to consolidate transformation to digital

Given the fall in advertising revenues in recent years, the large traditional media in the United States have found it necessary to pay closer attention to digital platforms as new outlets for reaching more audiences and, consequently, ensuring revenue.

This was the topic of the panel, “The transformation of U.S. metropolitan newspapers: How newsrooms have changed from print-centric to digital-centric,” on day two of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Academics present research on new practices using technology in newsrooms

With the arrival of technology to the world's newsrooms, journalists have had to make a mental change in how to organize their work. Read more »


Independent Venezuelan news site triumphs with live video on Periscope while many move to Facebook Live

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When Periscope launched in March 2015, it was not long before print and digital media saw an opportunity to cover events live and in real-time, a space previously dominated by television news companies. Read more »


Traditional radio faces new competition in Latin America: podcasts from digital native media arrive on the scene

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, there are few options to release stress. The most common technique has been to turn on the radio and distract yourself by listening to music, a newscast or a talk-show. Today, however, traditional radio faces new competition: more and more people turn on their smartphone and listen to their favorite podcast on their car speakers. Read more »


With short videos, less text and a lot of humor, Latin American sites are looking for the formula to attract millennials

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Millennials came of age alongside the internet and consume news and information differently than previous generations. As in other parts of the world, Latin Americans have created niche sites with content made to reach this population. Read more »


What would you do if you were president? Innovative journalists in Ecuador launch interactive game as part of election coverage

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Ecuador’s citizens went to the polls on Feb. 19 to elect a new president who will face a variety of challenges, not least among them, the reduction of a steep fiscal deficit. Read more »


In the era of short Tweets, Latin American media launch innovative digital projects for long-form journalism

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in early 2017 that he was considering reducing the time of basketball games given the increasingly short attention span of the public, especially the so-called “millenial.” Read more »


How to use Facebook Live for journalism and improve user engagement: Lessons from Spanish-language media

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When ranchera singer Pedro Infante died in April 1957, then-nascent Mexican television broadcast his funeral live, with black-and-white images showing a crowd following his funeral procession through the streets of Mexico City. It became a historical television broadcast in that country. Read more »


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