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. In 2017, two further events were held as part of this ongoing series.
In August, Daniel Alarcón, Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Columbia University and co-founder of Radio Ambulante, an award-winning Spanish-language podcast, visited Chile to participate in a conference entitled “How to Narrate a Continent Without Dying in the Attempt”). This was followed in October by the visit of Ernest Sotomayor, Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Latin American Initiatives at the Columbia School of Journalism, to participate in a seminar on the challenges of investigative journalism.
As part of this same series, Marina Walker, who directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers journalistic investigation, visited Chile in mid-2018 for two days of workshops and lectures.
In association with Columbia University’s Journalism School, the Santiago Center has also awarded scholarships to Chilean journalists for an investigative journalism course organized by the Journalism School in conjunction with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for Iberian-American New Journalism (FNPI).