Latin America

Scripps Howard Latin American Media Ethics Seminar

The Scripps Howard Latin American Media Ethics Seminar assisted news media and journalists in Latin America to identify common threads of professional behavior, stimulate a dialogue about journalism independence, discuss country-specific principles of conduct, and encourage participants to reflect on their own personal code of ethics and to continue the discussion about ethics in their own newsrooms. This program was sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Guatemala: Pioneering a Digital Radio Network

Knight International helped radio stations serving indigenous rural communities in Guatemala to build NoticiasdemiGente.com, a Web site for sharing content. Led by Knight Fellow Maria Martin, rural radio reporters now can upload stories and disseminate them across the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raised the quality of local news reports produced by rural journalists.
  • Linked the radio stations via a digital platform, expanding the menu of programs reaching rural communities.

Personal Finance Reporting: An Online Guide to Connecting with Hispanic Audiences

Improving Personal Finance Literacy in Hispanic Communities: A Training Program for Latino Journalists

Purpose:

The Hispanic Personal Finance Reporting Program of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) provided hands-on training to Latino journalists working at Spanish-and English-language news organizations in the United States. Between 10 and 15 journalists from print, radio, television and on-line media outlets participated in a two-day workshop.

Immigration Coverage: An Online Course for Journalists in the Americas

As a continuation of ICFJ's Training Program on Coverage of Immigration, the center offered an online course on immigration coverage for journalists from Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic media.As a continuation of ICFJ's Training Program on Coverage of Immigration, the center offered an online course on immigration coverage for journalists from Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic media.

Disaster Coverage Program for Hispanic Journalists

How well prepared are journalists from the U.S. Hispanic media and the media organizations of Latin America, which typically have far fewer resources, to provide ample coverage? How much less prepared are the people whom these journalists serve when they confront disaster? How well prepared are the journalists themselves, who are after all among the ranks of “first responders” at the scene of any disaster?

To provide answers to these questions, ICFJ developed an 8-day training program for 14 U.S.

Covering Immigration: Establishing Links Between U.S. and Latin American Media

This training program on coverage of immigration brought together journalists from U.S. community-based Spanish- and English-language media and Latin American media for a hands-on training workshop on covering immigration issues, followed by several days of reporting on the issue under the guidance of experienced trainers. It took place in Washington, D.C., April 16-24.

Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas

The International Center for Journalists aims to build stronger and better-informed communities of Latin American immigrants by creating a corps of community radio reporters and citizen journalists who will develop and share higher-quality multimedia programming across stations and borders.

McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Reporting Online Courses

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has offered two online courses in English and Spanish on covering personal finance for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering finance issues for minority and immigrant communities. These courses started on July 1 and will end on August 18.

The courses were open to Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists from ethnic media.

Beyond the Border: Covering the Immigration Phenomenon through Digital Media

The Scripps Howard Immigration reporting training program brings together journalists from the U.S. Spanish and English-language media for a week-long training on how to cover immigration issues using multimedia tools.

ICFJ is currently seeking applicants for the 2012 Scripps immigration reporting program. The program is scheduled to take place Sunday July 15, 2012 through Sunday July 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

The application deadline is Monday May 28, 2012.

The 2012 program will have a special focus on the U.S. 2012 presidential election and immigration.

Online Course on Digital Tools for Community Radio Journalists

As part of the Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas program, ICFJ offered two online courses in Spanish to train community radio journalists from Latin America and from Hispanic media in the US.