Latinx Journalism in the United States


Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:15pm


2 Arrow Street, 4th Floor

Join us for an intimate and informal conversation with three Latinx journalists who are currently Nieman Fellows at Harvard.  Our guests will share their first-hand experiences writing for major journals in the United States, specifically:  speaking of and about their roles in the media; how Latinx experiences are represented in the news and in journals; how sensationalism and ethnicity are addressed during the making of Latinx histories; and how they observe the production and distribution of news.


This event is organized by the Latinx Studies Working Group and supported by the Observatorio Cervantes at Harvard.


Selymar ColonSelymar Colón most recently served as vice president and editor-in-chief of digital news at Univision, where she built a team of multimedia journalists and drove the network’s digital integration. She was a senior producer for the Sunday morning public affairs program “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos” and has been a key member of the Univision News team covering stories ranging from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and that year’s World Cup to President Obama’s second inauguration and an interview with Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. Her honors include Emmy Awards, a King of Spain Award, a World Press Photo Digital Video of the Year Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She also led her team to win several National Press Photographers Association awards, Atlanta Photojournalism Awards and a Suncoast Emmy, among others.

She is researching how to most effectively reach and inform audiences during periods of low or no connectivity, with a focus on providing critical information after natural disasters.


Natalia GuerreroNatalia Guerrero is a Colombian journalist based in New York. She is a regular contributor to the BBC, producing multimedia pieces on a wide variety of underreported topics that have reached a global audience. She has reported for radio, TV, print and online about issues such as the invisible traumas of war in Colombia, dental care inequality in the U.S. and the aftermath from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

She is researching and designing a toolkit for innovative journalism aimed at 16-to 24-year-olds, which will be adaptable for both local and global newsrooms.


Ana CampoyAna Campoy is a senior reporter at Quartz who writes about immigration, trade and Latin America for a global business audience. Previously, she was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered stories including the Fort Hood shooting in Texas, the first Ebola infection in the U.S. and the rise of Central American immigration. She also has written about fluctuating oil prices, European interest rates and natural disasters. Her collaboration with Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism and the AP on deaths caused by Hurricane Maria won the Philip Meyer Awardthe Data Journalism Award for Investigation of the Year, and the Javier Valdez Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism. Campoy also was part of a team of reporters that won a Gerald Loeb Award for a series of stories on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.

She is studying the backlash against globalization and the social and economic policies that can help address it, as well as ways the media can foster more fruitful public debate on such complex, polarizing issues.