Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Is the news industry ready for another pivot to video?
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Articles by Natalia Mazotte

Natália Mazotte is a Brazilian journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. She leads a School of Data chapter in Brazil and is co-founder of Gênero & Número, an independent data journalism web magazine focused on gender issues. She writes about media innovation for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and as freelancer for international publications such as SGI News, Bertelsmann-Stiftung and Euroactiv.
“We have a role that is almost like an NGO. We build and open databases, break with the exclusivist paradigm — we even train competitors!”
Revenue from a three-times-daily insider newsletter for corporate clients supports a newsgathering operation of more than 20 writers.
Seeing declining resources and newshole in newspapers, they believe there’s room for something like Byliner or The Atavist in Brazil.
The magazine Superinteressante is among a number of Brazilian publishers who have reached new audiences by producing games on topics like drug trafficking and police investigations.
Providing journalism from within Brazil’s protest movement has led the “ninjas” to find an audience that wants to be represented in media.