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César López Linares is a student in the Master's Program in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He has collaborated for media organizations in Mexico and the United States. His areas of interest are film, music, travel and online journalism. His professional goal is to practice transcendental and creative entertainment journalism. Follow him on Twitter @cesarisch.

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Recent Blog Posts:

Nicaraguan journalists are robbed, physically assaulted, threatened during second month of protests against Ortega

While reporters don helmets to cover violent protests in Nicaragua, human rights and press organizations are calling on the international community to pay attention to attacks on journalists and news media amidst protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Read more »


Mexican journalist who reported on crime and security is beaten to death in Tamaulipas

Mexican journalist Héctor González Antonio was found dead on May 29 in Ciudad Victoria, capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, according to local authorities. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeking asylum will return to court with new evidence and support from U.S. journalism community

The lawyer for Mexican reporter Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who has been in a detention center in El Paso, Texas since December 2017, says he has new evidence to convince the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to grant the journalist asylum. Read more »


To investigate corruption issues, Latin American journalists must reinforce their security on all fronts

Cybersecurity, legal shields and working in alliances are some of the fundamental factors to consider when conducting journalistic investigations on corruption issues in Latin America, according to speakers on the Corruption Coverage panel, held during the 11th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2018. Read more »


Journalists using tools from the future –like blockchain or augmented reality– to enhance, optimize and protect their stories

New technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be important for journalism in the future, and some news organizations are already using them, according to the members of the panel “What’s Next: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism” from the 2018 International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


New Google tools will help journalists generate revenue, optimize their work and increase security

Aware of the challenges faced by journalism worldwide, Google works to develop tools that help journalists to promote and facilitate their work. Read more »


ISOJ panel says planning, content and format are key elements for video journalism online

Even though video continues to be an important tool to tell stories in digital journalism, the media must take into account that format, planning and content are fundamental elements of any story.

This was the conclusion of the panelists in the session “Video: Cracking the Code for Successful Video Online,” chaired by Trei Brundrett, chief operating officer and co-founder of Vox Media, during the 2018 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Animal Político shakes the Mexican political class with innovations in content, presentation and collaborative projects

In Mexico it is common to hear the phrase "a little bird told me" when someone shares information whose source you can not (or do not want) to reveal. Read more »


Graphic artists from Latin America use comic journalism to communicate society’s problems

Germán Andino was in his teens when the gang war in Honduras began at the end of the 90s. He experienced first-hand, in his own neighborhood in Tegucigalpa, the increase in violence and he knew members of these criminal groups closely. Read more »


Organization renews demand for access to information law in Venezuela despite polarized political climate

Access to public information in Venezuela is a guarantee established in the country’s Constitution. However, in reality, if a journalist or citizen wants to know the salary of a public official or the amount of money spent during an electoral campaign, for example, the response in many cases will range from “we don’t know” to “we cannot respond.” Read more »


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