Journalism

Since 2016, the Santiago Center has worked with Columbia University’s School of Journalism and the Journalism School at Chile’s Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) to offer a series of conferences and workshops on “The Future of Journalism.” In addition, it has supported Chilean professionals by granting fellowships to participate in courses on investigative journalism.

Under that partnership, the Center kicked off 2021 by hosting a dynamic, interactive workshop in Spanish to prepare journalists in Chile to review, understand and properly investigate and report company finances, using Netflix’s financial results as an example. Workshop author and presenter, finance journalist Sara Silver (JRN, BUS’01) reviewed the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow, as well as US financial disclosure laws, short selling, and active versus passive investing.

In other "The Future of Journalism" events, Columbia University School of Journalism Professor Daniel Alarcón and Crónica Estéreo Editor Francisco Aravena (JN'03) reviewed all that goes into planning, producing and airing podcastsAndie Tucher, the director of Columbia University's Communications Ph.D. Program, presented the webinar “Fake News: History and Evolution;” and Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Ari Goldman, who teaches the course “The Journalism of Death and Dying,” delivered the heartfelt webinar “Documenting Death: Obituaries During the Time of Coronavirus.”

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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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