Blogs

  • May 222010

    Entrevista con El Espectador sobre periodismo de investigación

    El Espectador: ¿Qué le han dejado los más de 30 años de experiencia como reportero, editor y director general de periódicos?

    James Breiner: Que no se logra nada por sí mismo. Siempre se depende de los esfuerzos de los demás.

    Lo más complicado del periodismo económico.

    Primero, lo difícil es aprender el lenguaje de la economía y los negocios.

  • May 202010

    Titulares por SMS generan ingresos importantes para El Periódico en Guatemala

    El diario está generando US$ 60 mil al mes por el servicio de mensajes de texto enviados a los celulares.

  • May 202010

    Facebook alcanza a una audiencia más grande que los periódicos en México

    La noticia que Facebook tiene 9,4 millones de usuarios en México sugiere muchas posibilidades para los periodistas y los medios digitales.

    Ojo: la cifra de 9,4 millones es más de 4 veces más que la circulación de todos los periódicos diarios en México, 2 millones.

    Según dice Francisco Vidal Bonifaz en su libro "Los dueños del cuarto poder", la circulación de los periódicos mexicanos se ha estancado por una década a pesar del crecimiento de la población.

  • May 202010

    Medio digital en Argentina investiga mejor con búsquedas sistemáticas

    La periodista argentina Sandra Crucianelli está creando un nuevo tipo de periodismo que depende de documentación digital.

    "Quiero ver si un periodista sentado en un escritorio sin necesidad de salir a buscar las noticias a la calle puede construir reportajes con un alto grado de efectividad.

    El disparador de todas nuestras historias es la cuenta digital, lo que encontramos en Internet".

  • May 132010

    Mi Panamá Transparente

    Mi Panamá Transparente registrará incidentes de crimen y corrupción u produciirá un cambio en la forma de hacer periodismo y llevar la relación entre los periodistas y su comunidad.Panamá -- Mi Panama Transparente, una plataforma cartográfica en línea que registrará incidentes de crimen y corrupción con ayuda de los ciudadanos, es uno de los proyectos más importantes del ejercicio periodístico de este país y probablemente en toda América Latina.

    Junto con colegas de La Estrella, el Panamá América y La Prensa, los diarios más importantes de Panamá, y TVN

  • Apr 292010

    Government reacts after trainee's story is published

    During my first meeting with the investigative reporting unit at the Jordanian newspaper, Al Arab Al Yawm, a couple of months ago, one of the reporters, Ibrahim Safhan, proposed a story idea. But he worried that because the story is so sensitive he would not be able to find anyone to talk about it. The issue concerned a school in Amman where students have access to drugs, mainly from drug pushers in the vicinity of the school, at a very young age. Some students skip classes to go out and smoke pot. No one at the school cares where the students go.

  • Apr 262010

    Pursuing story on energy prices helps resolve municipal problems

    Business stories can develop in unexpected, almost mysterious ways, I was reminded recently when the business desk at my host organization took a closer at soaring electricity prices in Serbia. Exploring the factors behind the price hikes showed that some of the long standing problems may not be so impossible to solve as people thought.

    Serbia’s state-run power company Elektroprivreda Srbije, or EPS, has been a huge monopoly for decades, a remnant of the Communist era that has dodged several privatization attempts.

  • Apr 202010

    Long journey from Metarica to Maputo

    I am the first person in my family and among my friends to go to university. My parents are not schooled. They are peasants. They can’t speak Portuguese, they speak makuhwa. My father, though, was a cheke, a mwalima, learned in the Koran and respected in the village. We lived in Metarica, in Niassa province, in Mozambique s farthest north.

    On Thursday afternoon, when Savana hits the streets, a copy is posted outside the newsroom for passersby to read for free. Who knows if it will inspire some to become journalists?

    We are 11 siblings and I am the seventh, born in 1983. The eldest went to high school and became a border policeman. My other brothers work on the land. My sisters got married early. Two siblings died of disease.

  • Apr 162010

    Kick-off!

    The Digital Tools for Public Service Journalism course is about to start. Check out all the details, a brief who's who of the applicants and what the trainers aim to address throught these three weeks of the online module. We're now a few days away from the start of the The Digital Tools for Public Service Journalism course.

    Monday, the 19th of May, marks its beginning.A total of 42 applicants were selected to take part of these three weeks of online training.They have a diversified profile.

  • Apr 152010

    Kick-off!

    We're now a few days away from the start of the The Digital Tools for Public Service Journalism course. Monday, the 19th of May, marks its beginning.

    A total of 42 applicants were selected to take part of these three weeks of online training.

    They have a diversified profile. Altogether, 18 of the selected candidates are professionals from the country's media outlets, either newspapers, magazines or websites.

    But we've also chosen a good number of citizen journalists and of reporters working for smaller news outlets: a total of 10.