For two days, about one hundred women who work in different media areas will meet at the Mediatón 2018 of Chicas Poderosas to develop
stories that speak about the inequalities and resistance that exist in Mexico.
On October 20 and 21, stories will be constructed that highlight the problems women face, such as violence or the right to legal and gratuitous abortion; but also about migration, disappearance, trafficking of persons, natural disasters; and the difficulties that people experience due to their ethnic origin or sexual orientation.
The Chicas Poderosas that come to the Mediatón 2018 will talk with the journalists Alejandra Xanic (Fifth Element), Annie Correal (The New York Times), Fabiola Torres (ICFJ Knight Fellow- Ojo Publico); Nelly Luna (Ojo Publico) and Melissa Sánchez (ProPublica), who will guide them with the development of their work.
In order to prepare the attendees to produce their very powerful stories, workshops on emerging journalism will be given: How to be a fact-checker in Mexico? by Lidia Sánchez (AFP) and Mayra Vargas (The Power to Choose Mexico); Digital Security, taught by Ciberseguras; Cartography as an analysis tool offered by Samantha Camacho (PODER); and “To count is to fight”. Feminist media and other narratives by Anaiz Zamora Márquez (Luchadoras).
The idea is that at the end of the event, not only will we tell new stories, but the attendees have another look at the different social problems, have new tools and skills; but above all they create a network of women in media in Mexico to continue doing collaborative work and be more and more powerful girls.
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Annie Correal is a reporter at The New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2013, she has covered breaking news and reports on immigration and social issues in New York, has written news on issues such as homelessness to the opioid crisis. Her narratives explore invisible sides of New York City and which have appeared in the collections of the best stories in New York City in 2017 and the best writing in The New York Times in 2017. Her reports have been published in the podcast of “The Daily”.
Annie, speaks Spanish natively, frequently reports on the Latino immigrant community in New York and beyond.
Melissa Sanchez is a reporter for ProPublica Illinois, part of the national research journalism organization, ProPublica. His focus areas are immigration, workers and education, although lately he has been investigating how municipal infractions have driven thousands of African-Americans into bankruptcy in Chicago. Previously Melissa worked for an education magazine, Catalyt Chicago; in the Nuevo Herald in Miami; the Yakima Herald-Republic in the state of Washington; and was a fellow of the Inter-American Press Association in Managua. His journalistic interest in immigration is personal: his parents emigrated to the United States. of Mexico and El Salvador.
Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab Wilhelm (Mexico)
Mexican journalist who won the National Prize for Journalism in 1992 and a Pulitzer Prize in the Investigative Journalism category in 2013, along with journalist David Barstow; is the first Mexican journalist to be awarded this award by revealing the network of corruption and bribes that were part of an aggressive expansion strategy of the Wal-Mart supermarkets in Mexico.
He has been a member of the research units of the newspapers Siglo 21 and Público, in Guadalajara, and collaborated with Cambio y Expansión. Currently teaches at the Universidad Iberoamericana and CIDE and is co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab.
Fabiola Torres López (Peru)
Investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of OjoPúblico, a non-profit newsroom based in Lima, co-author of “The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists: Digital Research Tools in the Big Data Era,” a guide to data journalism for Hispanic investigative reporters. With OjoPúblico published the Stolen Memory, project, a transnational investigation on the traffic of the Latin American cultural heritage, which was recognized with the Third Prize in the Latin American Prizes for Investigative Journalism in 2016. It is currently developing the project Saludo con lupa. She is co-founder of Hacks / Hackers Lima; was Kiplinger Fellow 2015 in Digital Journalism at Ohio State University; is ICFJ Knight Fellow and member of the reporters and research editors (IRE).
Nelly Luna (Peru)
Editor and co-founder at Ojo-Publico.com. Research journalist specialized in data analysis and coverage of socio-environmental problems, human rights and corporate power. His research has received international and national awards such as the National Human Rights Award (2015), the best research of the year of the Data Journalism Awards (2015), the Prize of the Inter-American Press Association (SIP) and the Prize of Scientific Journalism awarded by the Institute of the Americas. Member of the reporters and research editors (IRE). Collaborator of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ). He participated in Panama Papers, the global research that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, and recently in Paradise Papers. Coordinates the training program of OjoPúblico, @OjoLab. He was part of the team of journalists who carried out the project of the transmedia magazine “Dirty Gold”, a global investigation that identified the main funders of the gold rush that has devastated the forests of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia in the past.
Geophysical engineer graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute, creator, since 2016 of the map of feminicide in Mexico, a powerful tool that helped to visualize and measure the violence that Mexican women are living.