Tag: latin america

by David Agren

Veteran reporter Sergio Ocampo was having a late dinner on September 26 when his editor called about a shooting in the city of Iguala in Guerrero state. Students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college were apparently among the victims. But when Ocampo, a correspondent for the newspaper La Jornada, called the then-mayor of Iguala, José […] more »

by James Breiner

Venture capitalists in Latin America are looking for digital media startups with rapid growth, a plan for monetization, and international potential. Obviously, most new media don’t fit that profile. But startups with these characteristics are starting to attract angel investors who provide the first rounds of capital, says Francisco Coronel, CFO and co-founder of Nxtplabs, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Q & A: Tim Cook explains why Apple is buying Beats (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Spreading the gospel of LinkedIn for journalists (Madison Gray / Poynter) 3. Clearleap heads into Latin America (Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News) 4. With 20 million units sold, Eddy Cue says Apple TV will continue to evolve (Ryan […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Brown Moses, his alter ego, and the rise of the self-trained journalist (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Reporters’ pay falls below U.S. average wage (James Bach / American Journalism Review) 3. Illegal in U.S., newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media (Jamie Stark / Global Post) 4. New service will rate the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: Gmail users have no reason to expect privacy (Gizmodo) 2. San Francisco Chronicle said to demolish pay wall after 4 months (CNET) 3. Apple acquires second screen TV start up Matcha.tv (VentureBeat) 4. Twitter promoted trends typically cost less in Latin America (Adweek) 5. Blodget: Journalism has entered a ‘golden age’ (Business Insider) […] more »

by Eva Constantaras

The premise of the collaboration was simple: if organized crime can establish and manage a transnational, multibillion dollar business from Colombia to Mexico, surely Latin American journalists can band together to track them. A collective investigation into organized crime by independent online investigative outlets could reveal how organized crime networks operate and perpetuate human rights […] more »

by Lillo Montalto Monella

Ten years after the wave of social unrest that set the streets of Buenos Aires on fire, the Argentine government is toughening state control over information made available to the public. “As Argentina enters a period of increasing economic uncertainty, having greater power over the media will allow the government to better control information available […] more »

by Anne Nelson

If you spend much time in U.S. newsrooms these days, you might contract a serious case of gloom and doom. Talk is still focused on declining circulations, aging readerships, and the absence of new business models to pay for the production of quality content. But it would be a mistake to assume that this is […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

Traditional media has always drawn a line between the reporter and the “reported to.” But citizen journalism is a phenomenon that looks to bridge the gap between the news and the people, with average folks being able to use digital technology and the Internet to create and distribute their own news. But most stories about […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

This morning, I received a notification on my Facebook profile that said if I sent a virtual plant to some of my friends, I’d help them “save the Earth.” If you’re a Facebook user, you probably wonder how much the incessant pleas by certain applications on the site might actually “change the world.” Modules built […] more »