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Recent Blog Posts:

Six ways that Uruguay’s la diaria is innovating how newspapers operate and connect with the community

Uruguayan newspaper la diaria, born in 2006, is an atypical case in the Latin American media environment. Its experience offers a sum of innovative elements in areas such as journalistic formula, business model and the media-audience relationship, among others. Read more »


Born on Twitter, Runrun.es becomes one of the most important and innovative news sites in Venezuela

Each day in Caracas, reporters from different independent digital media sites in Venezuela visit the city’s morgues to collect data about the day’s victims. Name and surname, circumstances of death and other information about the deceased are recorded in a journalistic database and trends or important stories make their way onto the sites as more in-depth stories. Read more »


Lessons in innovation from Salvadoran site El Faro start with a focus on quality journalism

For El Faro, to see reports by its journalists published on the cover of the prestigious New York Times or on Univision's homepage is a recognition of its almost 20-year-long bet on investigative journalism and quality online information made from the small Central American country of El Salvador. Read more »


How Argentine innovators created Chequeado and made it a global leader in fact-checking

It was a sunny day in May when members of the Chequeado team carefully laid out a large board game in Plaza Moreno in La Plata, Argentina. The whole scene had an air of whimsy: dice that require two hands to hold, icons that stood 4 feet tall and circus performers that called passersby to try their hand at the fact-checking site’s version of “La Oca,” or the Game of the Goose. Read more »


Brazilian reporters create profitable news site, JOTA, specializing in judicial issues

Can a rapidly growing digital media outlet, which focuses exclusively on judicial matters and which charges for information, succeed and become sustainable in the current media environment? The founders of Brazilian site JOTA – named for the J in Justice – are proving that yes, all this is possible. Read more »


Google News Lab launches operations in Latin America to help journalists with tools and training

Google News Lab, the team at Google that collaborates with journalists and media in the creation of information, is expanding its activity in the Latin American market. Read more »


"Innovative Journalism in Latin America": new free ebook in Spanish from the Knight Center is available; download it now

Coinciding with the 10th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published the book "Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” in digital format on Sunday, April 23. Read more »


Ecuadorian Association of Newspaper Editors (AEDEP) wins the IAPA Grand Prize for Press Freedom

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) just announced its annual awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016, aimed to “encourage excellence in journalism and the defense of freedom of expression throughout the continent.” Read more »


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