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19 January 2012 | Knight CenterConsejo deRedaccion, or Newsroom Council, (CdR in Spanish) looked at who is producing online journalism in this South American country and how. The report found that since Colombia first connected to the Internet on July 4, 1994, online media have become "the protagonists of a quiet revolution in Colombia." The report, Digital Journalism in Colombia, examined 391 websites in collaboration with Centro Atico, the first Center of Information and Communication Technology Resource in Latin America, and the School of Communication and Language from Javeriana University. German Rey and Carlos Eduardo Huertas, the authors of the study, noted that "online journalism in Colombia is strongly differentiated from traditional journalism. It emphasizes a local perspective and places importance on the regions. It is concerned with developing its own stories, establishes a closer, more active relationship with the readers and audiences, explores niches, places importance on quality journalism, and relates with different sectors of society, seeing these less as sources and much more as partners." Looking to the future, Colombia's digital media face challenges of financing and sustainability, as well as the need to increase interactivity with readers and take better advantage of the Internet's multimedia possibilities, the report noted.
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