- 12 May
The Motivations of a Cuban Journalist
Roberto Guerra is the director of Hablemos Press, an NGO dedicated to advancing free speech. Karina Gálvez is an economist, editorial board member of the magazine Convivencia, and a civics teacher in Cuba. Both are dissident activists, and have endured countless threats from the Castro regime.
Last week, they visited the Rosario-based Fundación Libertad in Argentina, a think tank devoted to promoting freedom throughout Latin America since 1988.
- 28 Apr
Pedazos de la Isla interview with Roberto Guerra Pérez
- 20 Oct
Seven mobile apps for creating that quick multimedia extra
In the age of social media, reporters on the scene of a news story face increasing pressure to produce fast, compelling tweets and status updates for their publications.
This creates a challenge: How do you generate content while still reporting?
I found seven mobile apps that can help reporters quickly produce compelling photos, video clips and other visuals that draw readers in — and encourage them to come back for more.
I call this “cotton candy content.” It’s light to produce and easy to distribute and sometimes gives readers a pleasant buzz.
- 09 Sep
Four online translation tips for journalists
Now that physical distance has been rendered meaningless by digital information, language is one of the last practical barriers in news consumption. But even that obstacle is nearly obselete, with functions like Google Chrome's built-in translation bar, Google Translate, FreeTranslation.com, Bing Translator and countless other online
- 02 Sep
How to open up citizen journalism In africa beyond the smarphone minority
Open journalism has turned all of us into experts, each with our own unique experience, skills and perspective that contribute to the global story. Guardian Activate Johannesburg was the first of its kind in Africa, focusing specifically on how innovations in technology can enhance journalism, increase transparency and make activism more effective.