Executive Board

Laura Zommer


Laura is the general director of Chequeado, a fact-checking site in Argentina, co-founder of Factchequeado in the U.S., and creator of the LatamChequea network.

Ismael Nafría

Vice President

Ismael is the author of "La reinvención de The New York Times" (2017) and Tendenci@s, a newsletter about digital media.

James Breiner


James is a consultant specializing in digital media, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Patrick Butler


Patrick is Executive Board Secretary. He is a Vice President at the International Center for Journalists.

Teresa Frontado


Teresa is the Executive Editor at WAMU in Washington D.C., and has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, editor, and media director.

Advisory Board

Juanita León

Advisory Board

Juanita is the director of La Silla Vacía, an independent Colombian media organization.

Eduardo Bertoni

Advisory Board

Eduardo is representative and coordinator of the Regional Office for South America of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH).

Alejandro Alvarado Bremer

Advisory Board

Dr. Alejandro is coordinator of the Master's Program in Spanish Journalism at Florida International University (FIU).

Ramón Salaverría

Advisory Board

Ramón is a professor of journalism at the University of Navarra (Spain), where he is the vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Communication.

Glenda Umaña

Advisory Board

Glenda is one of the most recognized and valued Latin American journalists.

Charo Henriquez

Advisory Board

Charo is the editor of newsroom development and support at The New York Times.

Lindsay Green-Barber

Advisory Board

Lindsay is the founder of Impact Architects, a firm that specializes in the design of high-impact journalism.

Patricia Torres-Burd

Advisory Board

Patricia is the General Manager of Media Advisory Services for the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

Amy Schmitz Weiss

Advisory Board

Amy is an associate professor at San Diego State University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.

Luz Mely Reyes

Advisory Board

Luz Mely is the Co-founder of Efecto Cocuyo in Venezuela.

David LaFontaine

Advisory Board

David is a consultant, book author and professor of digital journalism. His experience in media and digital technology has taken him as a visiting professor to universities.

Rosental Calmon Alves

Advisory Board

Rosental is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Knight Chair in Journalism and the UNESCO Chair in Communication.

Fabiola Torres

Advisory Board

Fabiola is an ICFJ Knight Fellow and member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is founder of Salud con Lupa.

Maria Catalina has more than 15 years of experience in media management and investment analysis in Latin America.




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