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Introducing Paulina and Nancy

January 16, 2010

Nancy PicTwo Next Generation journalists Paulina Yanez Navarro and Nancy Huynh , will be in Mexico with Mary Stucky this month reporting for The World, the World Vision Report and other outlets, part of Round Earth’s project to mentor and help train the next generation of global journalists.

Paulina is from Santiago, Chile and Nancy (left) is from St Paul, Minnesota. Both are students in Hamline University’s groundbreaking international journalism program.

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In El Salvador, War Wounds Still Fresh

January 12, 2010

From journalist Ambar Espinoza in El Salvador, the country of her birth:

My family took mIMG_0170e to El Puerto de La Libertad, which is a port that was established in 1824. The pier was built in 1829 to export indigo and coffee to Europe and the United States. Ships no longer come to this harbor to load and unload cargo because the pier eventually became too old and antiquated. Now trade takes place at El Puerto de Acajutla, which has a far more sophisticated infrastructure.

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Questions for Ambar Espinoza

January 1, 2010

former gang membersHow horrifying to live in a country where one must believe these telephone calls and do what the caller demands. The situation is different in Nicaragua where we interviewed former gang members in Managua (photo left). About El Salvador, three essential questions arise.

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From El Salvador: What has changed and what has not

December 31, 2009

Ambar Espinoza, one of the journalists mentored by Round Earth, is in El Salvador. Here are her reflections from her first afternoon back in the country of her birth after many years.

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Next Gen Journalist in El Salvador

December 29, 2009

AmbarEspinozaThere has never been a more exciting time to be a young journalist with ambition to cover the world. And never a time more challenging.

News organizations are financially weakened, closing foreign bureaus and refusing to invest in young talent. Round Earth Media invests in global journalism’s next generation — journalists like Ambar Espinoza.

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A revolution like the invention of the printing press?

December 19, 2009

That analogy is being used to describe the state of journalism today. Gutenberg’s invention meant that old forms of transmitting information were breaking down and new ones had yet to cohere — a transition accompanied by much confusion and uncertainty.

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Bolivia's First Indigenous Prez Headed to Re-election

December 7, 2009

Not long ago, Bolivia appeared headed toward civil war. But in the elections just being counted, Evo Morales has achieved a lopsided victory with his opposition in disarray according to AP reports. Why?

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There is a future for young global journalists

December 2, 2009

One of the great pleasures of my work is that nearly every day I meet another brilliant and ambitious early-career journalist dedicated to global reporting. Despite what you may be hearing elsewhere, I think these young journalists do have a future in the new media landscape, though it will undoubtedly require more of them to be entrepreneurial and independent.

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Latrines

November 14, 2009

At Round Earth Media we cover important global issues that aren’t getting attention in the daily news cycle. One story we hope to report may sound pretty dull, even gross: the lack of latrines.

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Why did you do that story?

November 10, 2009

Have you ever wondered why a certain story is in the news? How do we decide what stories to do?  And where to pitch them?  For instance, why was our story on land reform in Bolivia broadcast on Marketplace and not The World? And most importantly, how can we be sure we got a story right?

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