Challenges for Journalism in Latin America
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Jorge Lanata is one of the most well-known journalists in Argentina. His weekly television program, “Periodismo para Todos,” was the most viewed Argentine program in 2013. He also hosts the radio show, “Lanata sin Filtro,” and is a columnist for the widely read newspaper Diario Clarin. Mr. Lanata has also produced two full-length documentaries on modern-day issues of interest in conjunction with Turner and CNN, in addition to founding numerous newspapers such as Pagina 12, Critica, and Revista Veintitres. In 2014 he was nominated for an Emmy in the Current Affairs category for his investigation into acts of corruption during the Nestor and Cristina Kirchner administrations, entitled “The Route of the K-Money.” His latest book, “10K: La Década Robada,” delves further into the topic of government corruption in Argentina.
Andrés Oppenheimer is a renowned Argentine journalist who currently serves as the Latin America editor and foreign affairs columnist for the Miami Herald. His biweekly column, “The Oppenheimer Report” appears in 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers. He hosts a television program on CNN en Español, “Oppenheimer Presenta.” He was previously the Mexico City bureau chief with the Miami Herald and worked for five years with the Associated Press in New York. He has written extensively for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other major news outlets. Oppenheimer's books include, “Saving the Americas: Latin America's dangerous decline, and what the U.S. can do.” and "Basta de Historias: La obsesión latinoamericana con la historia y las 12 claves del futuro" among others. Mr. Oppenheimer holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.
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