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“Membership in New & Beyond: What Media Can Learn from Other Member-Driven Movements,” can be downloaded for free in English,  Spanish and Portuguese, thanks to the work of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Membership Puzzle Project. The report was co-authored by research director at the Membership Puzzle Project, Emily Goligoski, and operation collaboration […]

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A Report of the 2013 Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas   The 11th Austin Forum invited more than 50 journalists from the American continent to discuss the topic “Transparency and Accountability: Journalists and Access to Public Information in Latin America and the Caribbean.” During the annual gathering, which took place on Nov. 8 […]

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A Report from the Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas 2011   The Forum participants suggested that more stories need to be written about the migrants themselves, their families, historical explanations for migration, investigations into government policies, health issues, economic and social factors, education, housing and myriad other components that comprise migration. In short, […]

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Do journalists need rules to guide their use of social media? How can journalists balance professional and personal lives on social media? What are the implications of friending or following someone on a social network? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this book as well as the ethical dilemmas regarding user-generated […]

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Helpful guidelines for news organizations By James Hohmann, El comité de éticas y valores de ASNE (American Society of News Editors) 2010-2011   This book is a complement to the book, “Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism.” It includes rules and guides for the use of social media by journalists as well as ethical recommendations. Download […]

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The book, "Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean," captures the intense and violent working climate journalists face on a day-to-day basis, one that spawns self-censorship and questions of how coverage can better inform the public. It is a result of a gathering of journalists, academics and experts at […]

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Report from the Seminar “Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking"   By Mónica Medel This report was compiled from the workshop "Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking" conducted March 26–27, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the McCormick Foundation. Download the book for free in English and Spanish: English Edition Edición en […]

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A basis for discussion and construction of style books for online newsrooms By Guillermo Franco   This book by Guillermo Franco presents practical examples about writing for online publications and was designed to stimulate discussions among Latin American and Caribbean journalists about writing for the web. Download the book for free in Spanish and Portuguese:

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By Sandra Crucianelli   Sandra Crucianelli’s book, written in Spanish, is a practical manual geared toward helping journalists better understand how to use digital tools in their daily jobs. Download the book for free in Spanish and Portuguese:

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A nonprofit news roundtable By Christopher Sopher   Nonprofit news organizations, funders, and academics gathered in April 2010 for the roundtable discussion “Seeking Sustainability,” convened by the Knight Foundation and co-hosted by the Texas Tribune, Voice of San Diego, and the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Texas. This e-book summarizes those discussions. […]

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