2019 Recap: Digital Journalism in Latin America

Revisit the highlights of our first preconference.

Keynote Presentation

“The chaos of digital journalism: The best of times, the worst of times.”
Silvio Waisbord, Ph. D., George Washington University, USA

Media and democracy

Discussant: María Celeste Wagner, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Alex Fattal (Pennsylvania State University, USA): Vice ¡Pacifista!: Digital Documentary as a Form of Peace Pedagogy.
  • Ezequiel Korin & Paromita Pain (University of Nevada, Reno, USA): “News in Venezuela aren’t dying”: Examining the impact of censorship on media in Venezuela.
  • Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University, USA): Do boi, da Bíblia e da bala: Twitter and the Rise of Populist Presidents in the Americas.
  • Javier Sauras (Columbia University, USA): Facebook experiments with democracy and media: What happened when the social media platform changed its algorithm.
Varieties of news

Discussant: Daniel Trielli, Northwestern University, USA.

  • Carolina Escudero (University of Missouri, Spain): Silva Torres, Karen (Leipzig University, Germany): Journalism and affective publics in Ecuador.
  • Lourdes Cuevas-Chacón (University of Texas at Austin, USA) & Magdalena Saldaña (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile): Stronger and safer together: The impact of digital technologies on (trans)national collaboration for investigative reporting in Latin America.
  • Raiana de Carvalho (Kent State University, USA): Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Health Journalism in Brazil: The Case of the Networked Oncoguide Causers.
  • Jairo Lugo-Ocando (Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar) & Silvia Olmedo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain): Foreign Aid and Digital Journalism in Latin America: Can News Escape the Donor’s Media Capture?
  • Mireya Márquez-Ramírez, Juan Carlos Colin & Ángel Húguez (Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciudad de México, Mexico): Digitalization as de-professionalization in Mexican sports journalism: Subnational and national sports journalists in comparative perspective.
Audience practices

DIscussant: Mora Matassi, Northwestern University, USA

  • Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University, USA), Eugenia Mitchelstein(Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina) & Facundo Suenzo (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina): The smells, sights, and pleasures of stained paper: What the material practices of reading print news mean for the future of digital journalism.
  • Francisco Fernández Medina (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile): If you want to know what happens, just look at the Memes: The Meme as a point of access to the news in the young audience.
  • Carlos Requejo-Alemán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) & Jairo Lugo-Ocando (Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar): Twitter use and audience penetration among Latin American non-profit investigative journalism organizations: The Case of SoloLocal (Argentina) and Verdad Abierta (Colombia).

Organizational dynamics

DIscussant: Diego Gómez-Zara, Northwestern University, USA

  • Miguel Loor Paredes (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador): Entrepreneurial journalism in Ecuador: An ethnographic study of GC and La Posta.
  • Fernando Olivera Paulino (Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil) & Ganter, Sarah (Simon Fraser University, Canada): Between attack and resilience: The ongoing institutionalization of independent digital journalism in Brazil.
  • Beth Saad (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil): Mapping Brazilian new online businesses: Exploring profiles, models and innovations.
  • Verónica Sánchez Medina (Hamburg University, Germany): The journalistic value and the social value of digital journalism in Mexico.
  • Rachel Reis-Mourao (Michigan State University, USA): Third-person effect in journalistic production: Reporters’ perceptions of media bias in the coverage of the 2013 and 2015 demonstrations in Brazil.