Tag: latin america

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 »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

What do Brazilian and Indian Internet users have in common? A favorite social networking site called Orkut, a Google web property which, when it was launched in 2004 was meant to put its parent company on the social networking map in the U.S. Orkut may not have taken off stateside, but it has exploded in [...] more »