Since 1808, Brazilian journalism has demonstrated its relevance, not only to public news consumption in the largest country in South America but also in its coverage of different Latin-American and global topics. As of 2021, Brazil is classified as the ninth richest country in the world based on its gross domestic product, which reflects a country’s purchasing power, current prices, and international dollars. However, this wealth was not enough to ensure job security for many journalists when economic crises struck in 2008, 2012, and 2016, changing the course of the industry throughout the country.

This entry covers the main advances in Brazilian journalism since its beginnings and highlights important aspects of this field that have arrived in the first part of the 21st century. It suggests ...

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