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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 »


Investigative journalists use digital tools to map massacres from the armed conflicts in Colombia

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


Early in the morning of May 6, 1996, Gustavo Díaz, a merchant in the port of Turbo, in Urabá, Colombia, lost everything. His wife and two of his daughters were murdered and burned along with his grocery store at the hands of guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in one of more than 2,000 massacres that have occurred in that country since 1982. Read more »


Mexico's Pictoline engages audiences by explaining complex issues with intelligent, fun graphic communication

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


When Eduardo Salles co-founded Pictoline at the end of 2015, he was not trying to explain the world with “little drawings.” Rather, the challenge was to use design as a tool to make information relevant and understandable for all people. Read more »


Virtual reality and 360 video still not profitable in Latin American journalism, but are attracting new audiences

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


Innovative journalistic projects in Latin America that use virtual reality and 360 video technologies still do not generate new revenue for media outlets, but they have collaborated to broaden audience, especially among the younger public, according to journalists involved in their production. Read more »


Virtual reality in Latin America: introducing the audience to a new way of seeing the world

This is the first part of an article on 360 video and virtual reality initiatives by Latin American media and is also part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


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Venezuelan digital media launch joint advertising strategy to ensure profitability

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


After several years of joining forces, the “Rebel Alliance” took another step forward in its struggle to survive the forces of the dark side. Read more »


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