WORKSHOP
PRE-REGISTRATION

The Latino Media Summit is a platform for Latinx journalists to exchange experiences, learn from each other, meet to create a community, and share opportunities. We envisioned the following workshops to achieve that goal and create interactive peer activities. Please read the information below carefully.

When: Saturday, June 4th, 2022. 

Where: The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street. New York, NY, 10002. (Between Rivington and Delancey).

Proof of Vaccination Required: Participants must provide proof of vaccination (PCR test results alone will not be accepted).

Limited disabled accessibility: Workshops are scheduled in rooms located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, only accessible by staircase.

For further information: latinomediasummit@journalism.cuny.edu

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

An instructor – generally a journalist well known for mastery of their craft – will work with a group of participants in an in-person three-hour class or a virtual 1-hour and a half class. The instructor will share their vision and insights into the process of bringing a project from idea to publication, and participants will share and receive feedback on their work.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

In-Person Ticket Holders: You will have the opportunity to pre-register for any workshop listed below.

Virtual Ticket Holders: You will have the opportunity to pre-register for any virtual-only workshop listed below.

Each workshop will have a limited capacity of 15 people. After reaching capacity, you can still pre-register but will be added to a waiting list.

WORKSHOP: Building and Writing to Your Latinx Audience 
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

Using the Latinx Files newsletter and similar projects as case studies, this workshop will outline several tried and true strategies to help you build successful non-traditional news products geared towards English-dominant Latinx audiences.

 

LANGUAGE: In English

BIO

Fidel Martinez is a reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He writes the Latinx Files, a weekly newsletter that focuses on the American Latinx experience. Before joining the Times in 2018,  he worked as politics editor for Mitu and as a social storytelling producer for Fusion Media Group. He is a proud native of the Rio Grande Valley.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Reporters and audience engagement editors working in a newsroom (preferred though not required) that are currently working on a Latinx-specific project.

 

DURATION

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

WORKSHOP: The VICE News Method of Short News Doc Production 
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

This workshop will allow a peek into the  VICE News’ method of news docs production, from the early process of idea gathering and creation, pre-production and access gathering, field production, to editing and posting. The idea is to engage in a conversation about the production process and the challenges each stage brings, taking a couple of VICE News productions as examples and taking them apart.

 

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

It’s aimed at professionals in video and documentaries for news outlets on television, webs, or newspapers, preferably with a deep fluency in Spanish.

DURATION

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BIO

Miguel Fernández Flores is a documentary filmmaker and field producer for VICE News in New York City, where he​'​s lived ​ for ​​the last seven years. He's directed and produced news documentaries for Showtime, VICE News Tonight, HBO, Hulu, Spotify, and podcasts in English and Spanish, such as El Hilo. His works are focused on the secondary effects of the war on drugs​,​ as well as migration issues. Before living in New York, he worked in Spanish ​newspapers for almost a decade. He was an associate professor in the Master of Journalism at the University of Barcelona​, and has conducted several webinars for Fundación Gabo.

WORKSHOP: The Editor as Citizen of Letters
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

An axiom about newsrooms is that in the drawer of every editor and reporter, there’s a novel being worked on. This is a testament to the love of writing—and reading—inherent to the vocation of journalism. It also points to an opportunity to examine how literature—from fiction to biographies to histories—can inform the editor's vision in their role as a guide to the chronicling of their community. An overview of the ways literature could expand upon what is published and how it is written will be discussed.

 

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Editors working in print/online media who are curious about how the literary arts might inform daily journalism.

DURATION

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Oscar Villalon is the managing editor at the literary journal ZYZZYVA. His writing has appeared in Freeman’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, Literary Hub, and other publications, and in the anthology, There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Vintage). A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, and a former book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, he was the chair of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize fiction jury. Before arriving at the San Francisco Chronicle, he was the city editor at the Burbank Leader and a news editor at the Glendale News-Press. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

WORKSHOP: Cultivating Growth With Audience Development
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

A comprehensive overview of the guiding principles that will help you diversify your audience sources and build a deep connection with your readers, viewers, and listeners wherever they are. These strategies encompass a multi-touch approach with your audience that you can leverage to meet your growth and business goals.

 

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Audience Development professionals working in media looking for a deep dive into audience growth and engagement.

DURATION

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Tania González is the global director of audience development at WIRED, based in San Francisco. She is responsible for creating and implementing a content distribution strategy across search, newsletters, multiple social networks, and emerging platforms. Before joining WIRED, Gonzalez was a senior manager of audience development for CNET Media Group. She started her career in media as a production assistant for Univision Arizona, and soon after, she got promoted to news producer. She received a bachelor's degree in media communications from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City.

WORKSHOP: Leveraging Google Tools to Find Sources, Verify Content and Save Time
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

An overview of the Google Tools that all journalists can use to find new sources, verify photos and videos and save time by creating automated alerts based on a topic or series of topics plus the most powerful free tools available to improve your reporting.

 

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Journalists, Editors, and Freelancers who are working in media and looking for ways to use technology to improve their research techniques. 

 
DURATION

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Vix Reitano is the award-winning Founder + CEO of Agency 6B, an advertising agency based in Jersey City, NJ, specializing in revenue-generating communications + strategy for CPG companies and D2C brands. Reitano is a Forbes #Next1000 2021 Honoree and a Member of the Forbes Agency Council. She founded Agency 6B in 2015 as a six-figure business in six weeks after managing omnichannel marketing + content strategy at This Old House magazine, ABC’s Live with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Telepictures’ Bethenny Frankel Show and NBC’s The Meredith Vieira Show

WORKSHOP:  Perfecciona tu Pitch
IN-PERSON
SINOPSIS

Una cosa es tener buenas ideas para crónicas e historias.

Pero si eres periodista independiente que busca convertir esas ideas en tareas pagadas, hay cosas importantes que debes considerar al formular la propuesta ganadora. Traigan ideas para historias y sus preguntas para el discurso, y desmitificamos lo que sucede antes y después de enviar su propuesta. El taller explorará un mercado en expansión, pero aún difícil, para el periodismo independiente. También cubriremos redes de apoyo para periodistas independientes, y los recursos financieros que pueden ayudarles a concretar sus ideas y perfeccionar sus presentaciones.

PERFIL DEL LOS PARTICIPANTES

Periodistas independientes de todos los niveles de experiencia que buscan consejo para mejorar y adaptar los argumentos de las historias, ampliar las listas de recursos y compartir experiencias con colegas.

DURACIÓN

9:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Ricardo Sandoval-Palos es defensor del lector para la red PBS, el interlocutor entre las audiencias y la comunidad de periodistas y creadores de contenido de la red de medios públicos.

Tras cuatro décadas como autor, reportero y editor de investigación, corresponsal en América Latina, Sandoval-Palos ha sido reconocido como líder en la comunidad periodística. Más recientemente, ayudó a lanzar palabra., la revista digital de la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos.

 

Sandoval-Palos fue editor ​​de la transmisión "Morning Edition" de NPR, editor del Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación y editor adjunto del diario The Sacramento Bee. También es coautor de "The Fight In The Fields”, una biografía definitiva del sindicalista César Chávez y el movimiento de trabajadores agrícolas.

WORKSHOP:  News Product Tools and Frameworks for Equity & Inclusion 
VIRTUAL
SYNOPSIS

In an ever-changing media landscape, journalists and media need to make sure that high-quality information is accessible to as many people as possible to make more informed decisions and contribute to a democratic society.

In this workshop, we will explore how the Product discipline applied to the news field can help us be intentional about inclusion and develop trust and information-based products for everyone —especially those who’ve been historically marginalized or underserved.

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Media professionals in bridge or hybrid roles, news product thinkers, journalism entrepreneurs, tech or content leadership roles that want to be more intentional about inclusion, design for equity, and navigate the tradeoffs of aligning values and principles with the business functions of the organization to ensure equitable outcomes for our audiences. 

 
DURATION

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Felicitas Carrique | Executive Director, News Product Alliance.

 

Feli is an Argentinian journalist and product thinker working at the intersection of media, technology, and sustainability. In her previous role as the Innovation Director at SembraMedia, she worked with news organizations across Latin America, Spain, and the United States to promote innovation and led product design and systems development for the organization. She was also the lead analyst on the recent “Inflection Point International” report published by SembraMedia, which analyzed the innovations, challenges, and threats facing news entrepreneurs across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.  In 2020 she was a chosen ICFJ Professional Fellow, and as a result, she developed Propulsorio’s Product Guide for Latin American media organizations with additional support from SembraMedia. Feli is also a Professor at Universidad Católica Argentina, where she co-created the first news product class in Latin America, and she has led workshops about news product management and journalism business models for several media-support organizations.

WORKSHOP:  Drawing Fire 
VIRTUAL
SYNOPSIS

The life of an editorial cartoonist today has changed greatly from the “Golden Era” of editorial cartooning in daily newspapers of the past. Lalo Alcaraz will discuss his career and inspiration for staying angry forever.

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Editorial cartoonist gives advice to all. 

DURATION

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BIO

Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning visual/media artist and television/film writer. A Los Angeles resident, he has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the U.S. for over a quarter-century.

The busy Chicano artist is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip La Cucaracha seen in the L.A. Times and other newspapers nationwide.

Alcaraz is the founder and Jefe-in-Chief of POCHO, which started out as a Xeroxed zine in the last century and now ranks as a leading Latino satire website.

A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is the winner of six Los Angeles Press Club awards for Best Editorial Cartoon and is the 2022 winner of the prestigious Herb Block Prize for Excellence in Editorial Cartooning. He is the first person of color to win the top award.

WORKSHOP:   Introduction to Visual Investigations
IN-PERSON
SYNOPSIS

This workshop focuses on tools and techniques for finding visuals and sources online, geolocating and chronolocating media, analyzing metadata, and verifying open-source materials.

LANGUAGE: In English

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Reporters working in print or online media focused on investigative or breaking news journalism.

DURATION

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BIO

Ainara Tiefenthäler is a journalist, producer, and video editor at the New York Times. During her tenure at the Times, she has covered breaking news and political extremism, reporting on separatism in Catalonia, immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border, and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. In 2020, she joined the Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Visual Investigations team, focusing on human rights violations, police brutality, and far-right movements nationally and internationally. Most recently, she collaborated on an investigation into a U.S. drone strike that killed ten civilians in Afghanistan and has been covering the war in Ukraine. Her work has received the Emmy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Polk Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award. Ainara grew up in Germany and Spain and freelanced in documentary film and television news before joining the Times in 2015.