Tag: brazil

by Julie Keck

1. Andrew Miller: The death of newspapers has been exaggerated (Gideon Spanier / The Independent) 2. Ex-ghostwriter on how content grew while journalism declined (Tim Williams / The Awl) 3. In Google newsroom, Brazil defeat is not a headline (Aarti Shahani / NPR) 4. Sponsored content is the holy grail of digital publishing. But does [...] more »

by Priscila Néri

In January 2012, some partners and I sat around a table in Rio de Janeiro to discuss how to make the stories we were hearing about forced evictions in the city more visible.  We were up against several challenges, and one of the biggest was confronting the local government’s repeated denials that the issue even [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBC News buys live-video streaming site to incorporate citizen journalism, boost news coverage (The Next Web) 2. Study: Mobile news ‘snacking’ is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices (Pando Daily) 3. Technology industry extends a hand to struggling print media (NYT) 4. New milestones for freelance journalism platform (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Journalism [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

South America is home to the world’s largest rainforest, its greatest river, and some of its most challenging environmental problems, from pollution to deforestation. Yet environmental issues are often overlooked by the region’s media, says environmental journalist and mapping expert Gustavo Faleiros. “In South America, environmental coverage is always a second-class issue. It only gets covered [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. There’s less “Dark Social” than meets the eye (Buzzfeed) 2. Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil (paidContent) 3. AOL’s Patch ‘in line to make a profit’ (Guardian) 4. Twitter, Reddit and the battle over freedom of speech (GigaOM) [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

In the past, old elections data might languish on microfiche or in boxes, dusted off occasionally by a political scientist or presidential historian. But in the run-up to Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Oct. 7 municipal elections, one newsroom has reimagined data from nearly two decades as an animated video that engages the public and draws people [...] 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 Jessica Clark

Belém, BRAZIL — At the mouth of the Amazon river, vendors at the Ver-o-Peso market display the region’s fruits, fish and crafts on splintered tables and rusting carts. They hail prospective buyers who pass by their closely packed stalls. Just a block over, behind the security gate of the Estação das Docas, a collection of [...] more »

by Anne Nelson

It wasn’t your typical keynote address. Earlier this month, at an event held on the campus of Cornell University, a room of people gazed at a blank screen in rapt attention, listening to a woman speak over a weak cell phone connection originating in Cuba. The speaker was Cuba’s 32-year-old star blogger, Yoani Sanchez. The [...] more »