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).

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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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