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Latin American News Outlets Receive Funding, Mentorship to Accelerate Digital Transformation in COVID-19 Era

Forty-four news organizations from 12 countries across Latin America have been selected to receive grants and expert mentorship as part of a new $2 million program from the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) aimed at bolstering coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.


ICFJ, Facebook Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Coverage Across Four Regions

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) are partnering to help newsrooms in regions that need it most to accelerate their digital transformation and enhance video storytelling in the COVID-19 era. The goal is to bolster the ability of news outlets to provide communities around the world with underreported, high-quality news on the COVID-19 pandemic. 


U.S. Newsrooms Receive Expert Mentorship, Financial Support to Boost Digital Video

Twenty-one local news organizations in the U.S. are learning how to boost engagement and revenue using digital video, as part of an initiative from the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) that is already seeing results in other parts of the world.


Brazilian Publisher Credits Video Accelerator for Audience Growth

For the past few years, news publishers have pointed to online video as the next frontier — so much so that, beginning in 2015, many reorganized their entire newsrooms. This “pivot to video,” as it was dubbed, was so widespread that some newsrooms even laid off editorial staff to make room for video. But few achieved the success they had hoped for. 


Latin American Newsrooms Boost Video Engagement through New Accelerator

News publishers in Argentina and Chile are taking their video strategies to the next level - and sparking greater audience engagement and web traffic in the process - with support from the Facebook Journalism Project Digital Video Accelerator