In 2016, the Santiago Center teamed up with Columbia University’s Journalism School and the Journalism School of Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) to offer a series of conferences and workshops on the Future of Journalism.

During 2018, the following public events were held in the context of this ongoing series:

  • In May, Marina Walker, who directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers journalistic investigation, visited Chile for two days of workshops, lectures and press appearances.
  • In October, Chilean journalist and CNN Chile anchor Daniel Matamala was invited by the Center and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) to speak on campus about Chilean citizens’ relationships with the political, economic and business elite.
  • Alejandra Matus, an investigative journalist from Chile and the Weiss Fellow for Visiting International Scholars at Barnard, delivered a speech in October on the evolution of fake news and the responsibility of journalists in the digital age.

Also, for the second year in a row, the Center awarded two scholarships for an Investigative Reporting Course organized by Columbia University’s Journalism School and the Colombia-based Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Ibeoramericano (FNPI). This program took place in Cartagena de Indias on March 5-16 and covered the elements of investigative journalism, from how to conceive an investigative project to the techniques used throughout the reporting process. Beneficiaries of the scholarships were Michelle Carrere and Boris Bezama.

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November 16, 2017

Fellowship for a Course on Investigative Reporting in Cartagena de Indias

The Santiago Center in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Journalism invites journalists working in Chile to apply to a fellowship that will cover tuition and travel expenses to participate in a course on Investigative Journalism for Latin America held in collaboration with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism – FNPI.

October 06, 2017

Discussion on the Challenges of Investigative Journalism

The Panama Papers and the report “Vacations in no Man’s Sea” were portrayed as two examples of serious, thorough and uncompromising investigate reporting, as well as of good instances of joint-collaboration between media outlets and journalism schools, in an event featuring Ernest Sotomayor, Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Latin American Initiatives at Columbia School of Journalism.

August 05, 2017

Narrating Latin America

Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast, distributed by NPR, which uses long-form narrative radio journalism to report on Latin American and Latino stories. Since its creation in 2012, it has covered themes, events, and people from all over the continent in a groundbreaking, unique audio sequence that includes reporters’ descriptions, interviews, dialogues, and realistic backdrop sounds.

July 04, 2017

Debate on Chile’s Presidential Election

On November 19, Chile will hold Presidential and Congressional elections. In early July, two of the three main political coalitions, the center-right alliance Chile Vamos and the leftist partnershipFrente Amplio, held primaries to select their presidential candidates, a process in which former President Sebastián Piñera and journalist Beatriz Sánchez were elected, respectively. 

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