Category: International

Latin American and Spanish news sites experiment to reach audience and finance quality journalism

(*)For other coverage of the 10th Ibero American Colloquium for Digital Journalism, please see below. In a global context in which the demand for traditional newspapers decreases and in which the use of information and communication technologies grows, journalists are forced to develop ingenious ways in which to deliver their products. Especially in the last …  Read More

Digital journalism startups shared their experiences at the Ibero-American Colloquium

View video from the startups session at SembraMedia’s site: New digital native media outlets are proliferating throughout Latin America. They have been created by journalists who have become entrepreneurs, driven by necessity—oppression from governments, crisis in traditional media, different types of censorship—or because they felt a drive to innovate online. Some of these entrepreneurial …  Read More

Traditional media and digital native sites come together for the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

For the ninth consecutive year, journalists from Latin America, Spain and the United States gathered after the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to discuss trends, challenges and success stories in digital journalism in the region as part of the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism. The Colloquium, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism …  Read More

Medios tradicionales y nativos digitales se dieron cita durante el Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital

Por noveno año consecutivo, periodistas de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos se dieron cita tras la culminación de Simposio Internacional de Periodismo Online (ISOJ por sus siglas en inglés) para discutir sobre las tendencias, retos y casos de éxito en el periodismo digital de la región en el marco del 9º Coloquio Iberoamericano de …  Read More

Journalists from traditional media discuss the transition to digital at Knight Center’s Ibero-American Colloquium

Nearly one hundred journalists from 13 Latin American countries, the United States and Spain gathered on Sunday, April 17 at the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, thanks to support from Google. The subject of one of the …  Read More

Former director of Guatemalan news site Plaza Pública gets ready to launch new publication (video)

After his rupture with the Guatemalan university that has housed for three years the innovative digital publication Plaza Pública, its founder, journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, is getting ready to launch a new site this summer. Rodríguez Pellecer founded Plaza Pública in 2011 in collaboration with the Rafael Landívar University (URL). In a relative short time the independent news site …  Read More

Ex director de sitio guatemalteco Plaza Pública se prepara para lanzar nuevo medio (video)

Tras su ruptura con la universidad guatemalteca que sirvió de sede para el innovador medio digital Plaza Pública, su fundador, el periodista Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, se prepara para lanzar una nueva publicación online este verano. Rodríguez Pellecer fundó Plaza Pública en 2011 en colaboración con la Universidad Rafael Landívar (URL). En poco tiempo el joven …  Read More

“Nos definimos como medio ‘agnóstico de plataforma”, dice fundador de sitio salvadoreño El Faro (video)

Este año el aclamado sitio El Faro en El Salvador cumple 16 años. Cuando se fundó en 1998, el sitio abrió brecha por ser el primer medio de noticias independiente nativo-digital del país. Hoy en día El Faro es un ejemplo de periodismo digital en América Latina por sus investigaciones y su constante exploración de …  Read More

“We define ourselves as ‘platform-agnostic,'” says founder of Salvadorian news site El Faro (video)

This year El Salvador’s acclaimed news website El Faro celebrates its 16th anniversary. When it launched in 1998, the outlet broke new ground when it became the country’s first independent digital-native news site. Nowadays El Faro is often cited as an example of excellence in Latin American online journalism for its high-impact investigations and constant experimentation …  Read More

Google-Knight Center Fellows present media projects during Ibero-American Colloquium for Digital Journalism

After the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula got together on April 6 for the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss the trends and issues brought up during the preceding conference. After the presentations of some of the …  Read More