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Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Víctor García-Perdomo (Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia)

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

Category: Academic


Throughout the Winter Quarter, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays from 12-1 PM CT. You can now register (click here) to the seminar on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12-1 PM CT, where Prof. Víctor García-Perdomo (Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia) will give a presentation entitled "Understanding data journalism in Latin America: Between open-coding culture, transparency and investigative reporting." 

Presentation abstract: Taking a socio-technical approach, this study analyzes how Latin American journalists understand data journalism according to their contexts, how they make sense of digital technologies, and how technical artifacts (tools, data, software) shape their journalistic values and practices. Results show that reporters understand data journalism as a hybrid practice that mixes investigative journalism and open-source culture. They actively value transparency over other traditional journalistic norms, which in turn creates activism towards open data and freedom of information.   

Víctor García-Perdomo, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia, where he works as the Director of the Master Program in Digital Journalism and Communication. He received his Ph.D. in Journalism and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. A Fulbright Fellow, García-Perdomo’s research addresses the impact of digital technology on media and journalism.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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