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Topic “investigative journalism”

10 years after investigative reporter Tim Lopes was killed, 2012 has become the most dangerous year for journalists in Brazil

Sunday, May 3, marked 10 years since the death of Brazilian investigative journalist Tim Lopes, who was tortured and killed while reporting on a favela, or slum, in Rio de Janeiro. A decade later, 2012 has become the most violent year for Brazilian journalists, according to the newspaper Estado de São Paulo. In just five months, four journalists have been killed for their work. Read more »

Brazilian journalists recommend useful tools for investigative reporting with data

In the making of investigative reports, journalists need to work with different sources, codes, and data of varying formats. Online, there are tools available for creating and manipulating databases, but the question is knowing which are the most useful for investigative journalism. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked this question to four Brazilian reporters. Read more »

Editors at Chilean TV channel resign over censorship of investigative report

Two editors from TV channel Canal 13 of Chile resigned, alleging censorship after they were told to stop working on a a controversial report about discrimination against domestic workers in the country, reported the news agency Emol and the Radio Universidad de Chile. Read more »

El Salvador's digital newspaper El Faro named 2012 Human Rights Award winner

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has named El Salvador's online newspaper El Faro as one of the recipients of the 2012 Human Rights Awards, recognizing the site's investigative journalism that "shines a spotlight on corruption and organized crime," WOLA announced on Wednesday, May 9. Read more »

Argentine, Brazilian data journalists named Knight International Journalism fellows

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the newest recipients of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships. Among the fellowship recipients are Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli and Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros, both of whom will be focusing their fellowships on data journalism. Read more »

New "Investigating Power" multimedia site pays tribute to 60 years of muckraking in the U.S.

Charles Lewis, former "60 Minutes" producer, founder of The Center for Public Integrity and founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C., noticed a disturbing trend in in-depth journalism: Between 1985 and 2012, the number of Pulitzer Prize entries for the public service category (awarded to The New York Times in 1972 for the Pentagon Papers and The Washington Post in 1973 for Watergate) dropped 42 percent from 122 to 71; explanatory journalism entries fell 40 percent from 181 to 109; and the entries in the investigative reporting category dropped 30 percent from 103 to 72. Read more »

Technological challenges for newsrooms debated at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

About 40 journalists, media executives, and academic researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal met in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 22, for the fifth annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Oft-criticized Huffington Post marks milestone by winning prestigous Pulitzer Prize

Online news sites Politico and the Huffington Post were among the winners of the 14 journalism Pulitzer Prizes awarded Monday, April 16, illustrating the quality and importance of digital content in a field increasingly turning away from traditional, print ways of doing business. What's more, the Huffington's Post Pulitzer win is especially notable considering the HuffPost, a mostly aggregation and blog site, often is derided as a "glitzy thief of journalism produced by others" and dismissed "as an abasement to all that was journalistically sacred," the Columbia Journalism Review noted. Read more »

Brazilian newspaper launches blog exploring world of data journalism (Interview)

Following the steps of newspapers such as The Guardian (United Kingdom), Los Angeles Times (USA), La Información (Spain), and La Nación (Argentina), the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo launched on its website the blog "Afinal de Contas," or After All, the first in Brazil to explore the world of data journalism. Read more »


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