The second episode of the Journalism Breakthroughs podcast discusses how Velocidad, a media accelerator in Latin America, not only injects money but also explores the different dimensions and challenges of financial health in the news ecosystem.
The host, Patricio Contreras, a Chilean journalist and university professor talks to Janine Warner, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SembraMedia, one of the organizations responsible for Velocidad. Janine has experience leading teams at The Miami Herald and CNET Latin America. In addition, she has written twenty books, is a teacher and has a broad knowledge of entrepreneurial journalism in Latin America.
Then, our host talks with Vanina Berghella, Director of Velocidad. Vanina is an Argentinian journalist with experience as a teacher and consultant. She was Head of Digital Projects at Grupo Clarín and was also the Director of the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA).
Finally, our host speaks with Jazmín Acuña, Co-Founder and Editor of El Surtidor, a Paraguayan digital outlet that was selected to participate in the final stage of the accelerator. Jasmín holds a BA in International Relations from Connecticut College and describes herself as a journalist covering "what it is like to be a woman in the most Catholic country in the region."
Original music for this episode was composed by András Simongáti-Farquhar.