Núcleo and El Clip announce training for journalists investigating Big Tech

The Big Tech Investigation Lab is exclusive to journalists from Latin America, who will receive a fellowship to participate in the event in Costa Rica

Núcleo and the Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (El Clip) will host a specialized training for Latin American journalists that produce investigations about Big Tech in the region.

The Big Tech Investigation Lab will take place from August 12th to 16th in Nosara, Costa Rica, and all travel, accommodation, and meal costs will be covered by the initiative. The training is funded by Luminate, with support from Harmony Projects.


The requirements in order to be eligible for the Big Tech Investigation Lab are:

  • Journalists must be based in Latin America, with preference for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico;
  • As most of the training will be conducted in English, working knowledge in this language is strongly desired;
  • Journalists need to have a minimum of 5 years of proven experience working with:
    • Technology reporting;
    • Misinformation or fact-checking;
    • Economic and business reporting;
    • Investigative reporting overall;
  • Have an organization that will vouch for your work.

To participate, simply register on the website by June 11th.

We have moved the deadline from June 7th to June 11th to give more time for journalists to apply.


The Big Tech Investigation Lab will have an intensive, five-day program that will go through the main issues facing the coverage of Big Tech in Latin America, exploring important topics and delving into potential solutions.

Tailored for up to 12 leading journalists from Latin America, this high-level workshop will focus on providing participants with the insights and skills necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

With an agenda designed to facilitate collaborative learning and engagement, the event will offer in-depth analysis, expert-led discussions, and hands-on training sessions that will empower journalists to better understand and report on the impacts of big tech across the region.

Participants will also have the unique opportunity to network with peers, share experiences, and establish professional relationships that transcend borders. The serene backdrop of Nosara will set the tone for thoughtful discussions on emerging technologies, ethical journalism practices, and strategies for effectively covering tech trends relevant to Latin America.

We encourage journalists passionate about staying at the forefront of the tech beat to apply and contribute to shaping a more informed and inclusive digital future.

The confirmed speakers so far are:

  • Julia Angwin, an award-winning investigative journalist, founder of the nonprofit journalism studio Proof News, a bestselling author, and a New York Times contributing Opinion Writer.
  • Justin Hendrix, CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. 
  • Natalia Viana, co-founder and executive director of Agência Pública, Brazil's largest nonprofit news outlet, and former Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
  • Maria Teresa Ronderos, a Colombian journalist, and director and co-founder of the Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP). She is a columnist of daily El Espectador. 
  • Sérgio Spagnuolo, founder and executive-director of tech news website Núcleo Jornalismo, founder of data-driven news agency Volt Data Lab and a former Knight Fellow with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

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