Renata Johnson

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Renata has been with IJNet for more years than she can count. Aside from being the Portuguese editor and community manager, Renata oversees IJNet's opportunities page. Her previous stints include the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Global Journalist radio at the NPR-member station in Columbia, Missouri. She received her master’s degree in journalism/international development and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Missouri.

Latest Stories

Lessons from reporting on FIFA World Cup: Q&A with Camila Mattoso

The only woman on her team, the Folha de S. Paulo reporter talks about her experience covering two World Cups and complains about the lack of diversity in Russia.

Renata Johnson | June 20, 2018

Challenges and strategies to combat fake news in Brazil’s 2018 elections

Election year is always turbulent for journalists and more so in the age of fake news. How to combat disinformation that plagues not only Brazil but the world?

Renata Johnson | February 05, 2018

New app provides reporters with real-time speech-to-text transcriptions at low cost

Who hasn’t wasted hours of precious time transcribing interviews? Recordly, produced by a team from the University of Missouri, wants to make this onerous task a thing of the past.

Renata Johnson | November 08, 2017

Journalist of the month: Edgard Matsuki

Brazilian journalist Edgard Matsuki is a pioneer in combating misinformation in his country. In 2013, he created after noticing the growing trend of false information on the internet.

Renata Johnson | June 14, 2017

UN report calls cooperation in investigative journalism crucial

A report released by an agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls for greater cooperation among countries to foster investigative journalism.

Renata Johnson | March 23, 2011

Second tutorial video highlights 'right to honor,' responsibility to inform

The right to honor and the responsibility to inform are the themes of the second video in a series that seeks to examine and reflect on freedom of expression and information access in Latin America.

Renata Johnson | July 31, 2009

Video tutorial stresses freedom of expression, information access in Latin America

A video tutorial series in Spanish that focuses on freedom of expression and access to public information educates about the situation in Mexico and also aims to generate regional debate on freedom and access.

Renata Johnson | July 17, 2009

Panel says new media model holds promise for international journalists

The global economic crisis is shrinking newsrooms. The reduced ranks of professional journalists now find themselves in serious competition with an ever-expanding crop of citizen journalists and bloggers.

Renata Johnson | December 18, 2008