SembraMedia provides training and support to our growing community through a variety of initiatives, including:
Our Virtual School provides courses in Spanish in management, marketing, and how to make money through diversified revenue models. Our school is based on the same model as our organization: first, study what is working among entrepreneurial journalists, then identify the best real-world solutions, and finally, share them with others. Online courses are available 24/7 and all of our classes are designed to be short and practical.
Velocidad is a digital media business accelerator that is providing more than $1.5 million in grants and professional consulting supporting to independent news organizations in Latin America. Velocidad (which means “Velocity” in Spanish) was created by SembraMedia in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), thanks to support from Luminate Group. To learn more, visit the Velocidad.fund website (available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese).
Metis provides mentoring, consulting services and training to women media entrepreneurs and is made possible by a grant from Google News Lab. Learn more on the Metis program page (in Spanish).
SembraMex provides sustainability support and consulting to independent digital media along the US-Mexican border. View the SembraMex program page (in Spanish).
SembraTEC is a pilot program that provides tech support and training to digital media. As part of the initiative, we conducted extensive research and created a Toolkit for audience engagement and diversifying revenues. This program was made possible by a grant from the Lenfest Institute. View SembraTec program page (in Spanish).
Professor Network (Red de Profes): After conducting extensive research into the best practices in teaching entrepreneurial journalism in universities, we created a recommended curriculum and curated a collection of books, reports, and other resources that are available in Spanish. Our Red de Profes now includes more than 300 professors who teach business skills, innovation, and more to journalists throughout Latin America and Spain.