After winning two prestigious data journalism awards since launching in 2015, the Peruvian medium Convoca has launched its first crowdsourcing campaign to build a global community around its investigations. Nuria Riquelme spoke to founder Aramis Castro about the project.
Convoca has become a reference point for data journalism in South America. With a team of around ten people including system engineers, computer technicians and journalists, led by Milagros Salazar, a professional with over 15 years journalistic experience, they have pioneered data journalism in Peru. Continue reading →
After being involved in covering the Swiss Leaks scandal, Peruvian data journalism project Convoca is about to publish its first investigations, reports Antia Geada.
The team formed in September 2014 when a group of Peruvian journalists decided to join forces in order to promote investigative journalism.
Led by Milagros Salazar, a pioneer in using data analysis for investigative reporting in South America, Convoca combines traditional in-depth reporting with data journalism and other new technologies to cover public interest stories. Continue reading →
I have to admit I didn’t see this one coming… traditional media corporations in Latin America are launching news sites based exclusively on content originated in social media.
First of all, we have 140 – news of Twitter, a new web site lunched by Perfil in Argentina, intended as a site for “people who don’t have a Twitter account but want to find out what’s happening” in the microblogging world.
Twitter has had a tremendous growth in the country in 2010, thanks mainly to TV shows that sudenly began using Twitter as a live interactive tool with the audience.
Then local celebrities and world-cup football players joined the conversation, finishing the job of popularizing the social network, and now even politicians replace their traditional press releases with fleeting 140 character messages that sometimes end up in front pages.
140 was created by Darío Gallo, executive editor of Perfil.com and former Director of Noticias (the most popular political magazine of the country), one of the early adopters of Twitter in Argentina. He assured me the new project is receiving good reactions and traffic. Continue reading →