WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Center
for Journalists (ICFJ) and the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) in Mexico
will bring together leaders in journalism and digital media from around the
world to the university's Third International Conference of Journalists,
"Digital Media: New Ways to Do Journalism," November 30 to December 2.
As Internet use grows rapidly in Latin America, the conference seeks to
address the critical need to instill among journalists a "digital mindset"
and an understanding of how new technologies can multiply the ways in which
citizens can access news and information. The conference will address vital
aspects of digital media including viable business models, credibility
issues, newsroom integration and censorship, among other topics.
The conference furthers ICFJ's commitment to helping journalists around
the world take advantage of trends in digital media and learn how to
generate quality news across multiple platforms.
Among the leading panelists:
-- Emilio Aliaga, Editorial and New Media Director, Televisa Digital
-- Ana Arana, investigative reporter and current Knight International
Journalism Fellow in Mexico City
-- David Beard, Boston Globe, Editor of boston.com
-- Beth Bolton, The Associated Press
-- Neil Budde, Vice President and Editor in Chief of Yahoo! News,
Yahoo! Sports, and Yahoo! Finance
-- Renata Cabrales, Editor, elpais.com.co, Colombia
-- Craig Duff, New York Times and former Knight International
-- Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune and former Knight International
-- Eugenio Godard Zapata, Guadalajara General Director, IBM (Mexico)
-- Doug Harbrecht, New Media Editorial Director, Kiplingers.com
-- Eduardo Hauser, Founder and CEO, DailyMe, a next-generation
electronic publishing company
-- Tom Kennedy, Managing Editor, Multimedia, Washingtonpost.Newsweek
-- Ricardo Medina, Manager of Academic Development, Microsoft
-- Doug Mitchell, Next Generation National Public Radio/Podcasting,
former Knight International Journalism Fellow
-- Jose Luis Orihuela, Communications Professor, University of
Navarra, and author of the blog eCuaderno.com (Spain)
"By innovatively embracing new technologies while working to improve
journalism standards, we believe that quality digital media connects
citizens with the information that can improve their lives," ICFJ President
Joyce Barnathan said. "This conference will help hundreds of journalists in
Latin America gain a greater appreciation for digital media and find new
ways for media convergence."
The conference is part of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the
largest in the Spanish-speaking world, attracting journalists and
professionals from across the region.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit,
professional organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the
belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human
condition. Since 1984, ICFJ has worked directly with more than 40,000
journalists from 176 countries. Aiming to raise the standards of
journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships
and international exchanges to reporters and media managers around the
globe. For more information, visit www.icfj.org.
The University of Guadalajara (UdeG), a public university based in
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was originally founded in 1792 making it the
second oldest university in Mexico. The University of Guadalajara is also
the second largest and one of the most respected institutions of higher
learning in Mexico, with 14 different campuses across the State of Jalisco
and more than 190,000 students.
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