Category: New Voices

Investigative Journalism

It was the end of the year 2006. Six years of intense effort to create a newspaper to break the duopoly of the written media in Chile were coming to a close. Diario Siete (Seven News), which I founded and directed together with one of the best journalist teams in the country…

El Faro

El Faro got its start as an online medium in San Salvador in 1998. El Salvador had just emerged from 12 years of a cruel civil war. The 1992 peace agreements, signed between a rightist government (and its army) and a leftist guerrilla force (the FMLN), marked a new beginning…

La Silla Vacía

In 2007, during my Nieman year at Harvard, I decided I wanted to start an interactive website, one that would probe Colombia’s power structures. As I started telling my colleagues about my idea, the most frequently asked question was, “What’s the business model?” I still…

Citizen Media

In October of 2009, my husband and I drove back down to Guatemala, the country of my birth, 3,118.5 miles, 53 hrs 1 minute of driving according to Bing maps, all the way from California. While I’d made similar drives with my mother, this time we weren’t headed down to…

Journalism in Paraguay

New technologies have started to play an important role in building a more participatory civic society in Paraguay. The Internet reached here in 1997, but even now only one in ten Paraguayans has access. The number of users is, however, increasing among the young. Some…

Why I Created a New Newspaper in Bolivia

English + Español
During my Nieman year at Harvard, I carefully kept my eye on the newspaper crisis. In the United States, ever since the middle of the last decade, journalists have been fired; the number of pages in print media has drastically dropped, reporters’ salaries have shrunk, and advertising has considerably diminished./Durante mi estadía en EEUU cursando la beca Nieman para periodistas en la Universidad de Harvard, seguí de cerca la crisis de los diarios. En ese país, desde mediados de la década pasada, los despidos de periodistas, las reducciones de cantidad de páginas de los periódicos, las disminuciones de sueldos de los reporteros, la caída de la publicidad, etc., son el triste reflejo de la crisis del periodismo impreso…

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