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Trust and verification in an age of misinformation: Register now for Knight Center’s new online course. It’s free!

If news headlines and journalism conference panels are any indication, trust and misinformation are huge issues facing journalism and the media industry. And there may be a good reason for it.

According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, media is now the least-trusted institution globally and seven in 10 people “worry about false information or fake news being used as a weapon.” Read more »


Media from Venezuela, Colombia and Peru publish series on Venezuelan exodus in the region

In #VenezuelaALaFuga (Venezuela On The Run), text, video, audio and data tell the stories of mothers, fathers and children who have left Venezuela for other parts of Latin America due to the ongoing crisis at home. Read more »


Risk and security in journalism in Latin America: new free course in Spanish. Register now!

For years, Latin America has been one of the most dangerous regions for journalism. In 2017 alone, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least eight journalists were murdered in the region for exercising their work, although the organization is investigating at least six more cases. Read more »


Polish NGO sues Argentine newspaper using controversial Holocaust law

Using Poland’s controversial new Holocaust law, the Polish League Against Defamation sued Argentine newspaper Página 12 and a collaborator of the publication for an article about a massacre of Jews in the town of Jedwabne in 1941. Read more »


Founder of longform journalism magazine in Brazil, João Moreira Salles advocates for more diversity in newsrooms

The Brazilian press needs to do more to create diverse newsrooms.

This was the message of João Moreira Salles, founder of the Rio de Janeiro-based magazine piauí, during a recent visit to the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


Colombian Supreme Court defends confidentiality of journalistic sources

The Colombian media company Publicaciones Semana S.A. will not have to reveal the sources of information for an investigative report published in its magazine Dinero.


Check out the program for ISOJ 2018 and register now to participate in this unique global conference on online journalism

The program for 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism is now available. ISOJ 2018 features more than 60 speakers from around the world who will explain and explore the latest innovations and trends in digital journalism.

“We made it again!” said professor Rosental Alves, who has been organizing this unique global conference at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication School of Journalism since 1999. Read more »


Satirical video column brings new life and audience to traditional Colombian newspaper’s opinion section

Few journalists are better known among Bogotá youth than 27-year-old María Paulina Baena. Once a week she appears on camera, variably napping on her desk, waving her arms and always overflowing with furor as she bluntly calls out the faults of her country and its leaders. Read more »


Former Ecuadorian congressman and journalist are declared innocent of disclosure of government information in Chevron case

Journalist and political activist Fernando Villavicencio and former congressman Cléver Jiménez, who were prosecuted criminally at the beginning of 2014 after being taken to court by then-Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa as a result of a journalistic investigation, were decl Read more »


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