Argentina

Jul 162015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: The Human Cost of African Mining, Tracking Argentine Elections

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Tracking election campaigns in Argentina, the dirt on industrial mining in Africa, drones banned in Kenya and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Jul 72015

The Ethics of Social Data: Insights for the Digital Newsroom

In the fast-paced news environment, reporters are inclined to publish a story, push it out on social media and move on to their next piece. But if journalists aren't carving out time to reflect on the article's performance or how their audience interacted with it, they're missing out on a crucial piece of the engagement puzzle.

Jul 72015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Diamond Prices Exposed, Tracking Counterfeit Drugs

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Jul 22015

Hustle & Workflow: How to Succeed in Digital Media

In Latin America, there is a real opportunity to create profitable businesses around content and there are valuable lessons to be learned from those digital outlets that found a way to be successful online.

ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariano Blejman led a Google Hangout sponsored by the Dow Jones Foundation on best practices for digital media and the keys to success behind publications like BuzzFeed, Mic, Vox, Upworthy and Quartz.

Jun 222015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Media Innovation Bootcamps, Water Piracy in Pakistan

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Aug 252014

Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires Media Party reboots the news media Aug. 28 to 30

For the third consecutive year, the largest gathering of digitally oriented media in Latin America, the Hacks/Hackers BA 2014 Media Party, returns to Buenos Aires. In 2014, the event will include talks from 30 experts from the best interactive innovation projects worldwide; 50 workshops and a media fair showcasing more than 70 news projects.

What’s more, HacksLabs, the first accelerator for data journalism projects in Latin America, will award a US$10,000 prize to the winning project from the Media Party hackathon.

May 132014

How Argentina's La Nación Data Journalism Team is Verifying Senate Spending Data With Help From the Public

The data sets emerging from our current age of big data aren't always usable by the masses--or even accurate. One Argentine newspaper is working to change that by empowering the public to verify and understand just what the country's elected leaders are spending public money on, from airline tickets to per diems.

La Nación’s VozData initiative, which launched in late March, allows users to review and rate more than 6,500 Argentine Senate spending records from 2010 to 2012. All were originally published on the official Senate website.

Apr 92014

How HacksLabs Will Accelerate Data-Driven News Startups in Latin America

The idea for HacksLabs, a new platform to accelerate data-driven journalism startups, comes from years of frustration and wasted energy.

At every meeting, hackathon or workshop, startups and ideas were born and quickly faded. Traditional media were in crisis because of falling print revenues and an unwillingness to produce interactive and data-driven journalism.

Dec 112013

Buenos Aires Media Party Impact: Journalists, Programmers and Lawyers Collaborate to Free Government Data

It’s not every day that lawyers work together with journalists, developers and designers to solve a problem.