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Activities

We contribute to the improvement of news integrity and the technical quality of Journalism in Brazil. To do so, we  work in partnership with news organizations, professional journalists, journalism students and citizen journalists.

 

Created in 1996 with the help of the then dean of Unicamp, Carlos Vogt,  Observatório da Imprensa is the only independent news outlet dedicated to media criticism in Brazil. Between 1996 and 2015, Alberto Dines also presented a weekly TV show of Observatório da Imprensa on the public TV channels TV Cultura, TVE and its successor, TVBrasil/EBC.

Conceived as a forum of opinions, the articles published on the site do not reflect necessarily the opinions of Observatório. We believe the best way to search for objectivity is through getting in touch with different perspectives and points of view, which allows us to neutralize hate speech and intolerance.

 

A project of data journalism to map news outlets, especially those of local journalism, all over the Brazilian territory. The first phase of Atlas da Notícia aims to identify outlets that publish news of public interest — be in print or digital form — with daily, weekly or bimonthly periodicity. We are looking for producers of news about municipalities and subjects as public spending, health, education, security, mobility and the environment.

 

Atlas da Notícia is inspired by the America’s Growing News Desert, a project developed by Columbia Journalism Review, to maps newspapers in the United States amidst the digital disruption of the business model for traditional press, a phenomenon that has lead to the end of many news outlets.

In a second phase, Atlas da Notícia will focus on the qualitative analysis of the data collected, evaluating the type of coverage, as well as it migration to the digital environment. Understanding the transformation of journalism is specially important in a time when the financial sustainability of the craft of reporting, editing and publishing news is under threat.
 

 

Conceived in 2013 by Alberto Dines, in partnership with Google Brazil and Ford Foundation, the Grande Pequena Imprensa (Great Small Press) is an initiative focused on strengthening local and regional journalism in Brazil.


In 2015, GPI online classes gathered around 450 students from different areas of Brazil.

In 2016, we published the GPI Elections Guide, a website offering basic concepts for local public policies regulations and data journalism tools.

 

It is the Brazilian chapter of the U.S. based The Trust Project. In Brazil, the project is run a parternship with Unesp and is funded by Google.

The project has two missions: 

  • reflect on the fragmentation of the news narrative on the digital environment

  • develop tools and techniques to identify and promote quality and trustworthy digital Journalism

 

The Credibilidade media consortium partners in 2017:

 

Impacto.jor project aims to measure, follow and better understand the impact that newsrooms generate in society. Created by journalist  Pedro Burgos, the initiative uses a methodology inspired in the work of respected U.S. NGOs The Marshall Project and ProPublica.

The subject is relevant to newsrooms, as indicated at a Columbia Tow-Knight study. Launched in Brazil in July of 2017, Impacto.jor is a partnership of Google News Lab with Projor, responsible for the executive management of the project, and five newsrooms: