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Columbia Journalism School in Latin America

Elevating journalism in the region through high quality training in today’s most critical journalism skills

In recent years, Columbia Journalism School has grown its presence in Latin America with the goal of increasing the capacity of the region’s journalists. Through strategic partnerships with news media companies, professional organizations and other universities, we increasingly bring the highest quality journalism education to the region, while fortifying Columbia’s global footprint and widening recruitment efforts.

Initiatives include training workshops, curriculum consultations, the annual ESPM/Columbia Journalism School International Seminar on Journalism in São Paulo, Brazil, master skill classes, public educational forums and  two-weeklong courses on investigative journalism conducted entirely in Spanish for journalism professionals. Together, these comprise the largest and most active initiative in Latin America by a U.S. journalism school.

Our Initiatives


Professor LynNell Hancock with microphone

Skills-based training for professionals, master classes for students and faculty and curriculum consultations for universities.


Recruitment table

Outreach to potential applicants for all degree and continuing education programs via high-profile events and university partnerships.

Our Locations

Map of Latin America Showing Columbia Journalism Initiatives

The Year Ahead

A sampling of the J-School’s 2019-2020 initiatives in Latin America is listed below. Please check back regularly for updates.

March 11-22, 2019  Curso de Periodismo de Investigación para América Latina, Cartagena, Colombia

May 28, 2019  Future of Journalism Forum Series with Sheila Coronel, Dean of Academic Affairs: How is Investigative Journalism Changing to Respond to Populism, Propaganda and Disinformation? / Cómo está Cambiando el Periodismo de Investigación para Responder al Populismo, la Propaganda y la Desinformación in collaboration with Columbia Global Center/Latin America, Santiago Chile

June 22-28, 2019  Begin selection of Spotlight Investigative Journalism Grants and Primera Plana Concurso in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Summer 2019  Grupo Clarín reporting internships, Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 2019  Grupo Clarín-Universidad de San Andrés Maestría multimedia journalism student exchange

October 1, 2019  3rd Annual ESPM /Columbia Journalism School International Journalism Symposium, São Paulo, Brazil

November 7-10, 2019  How to conduct investigative reporting training, Ernest Sotomayor at annual COLPIN conference, Ciudad Mexico

Winter 2019-2020  Future of Journalism Conference Forum Series with Professor Giannina Segnini, director of Data Journalism Program, and Prof. Andie Tucher, director of the Ph.D Program.

January 6-17, 2020  Curso de Periodismo de Investigación in collaboration with Columbia Global Center, Santiago

Summer 2020  Curso de Periodismo de Investigación in collaboration with the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP) and FNPI