Liliana Valenzuela

Liliana Valenzuela is online content coordinator of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and editor of LatAm Journalism Review. She was previously a bilingual multimedia reporter and later editor of Ahora Sí, the Spanish publication of the Austin American-Statesman. She covered the Spanish-speaking Latinx community in Austin, Texas in the areas of immigration, education, health, arts & culture. Many of her articles were recognized in the José Martí national journalism contests, as well as the Texas APME contests from 2011 to 2018. ¡Ahora Sí! also received top honors as best weekly and best online publication for several years, until its closing in 2018. Valenzuela is also a published poet, essayist, and literary translator.

Liliana Valenzuela es coordinadora de contenido online del Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas y editora de LatAm Journalism Review. Fue reportera multimedia bilingüe y posteriormente editora de Ahora Sí, la publicación en español del Austin American-Statesman. Cubrió la comunidad latina de habla hispana en Austin, Texas, en las áreas de inmigración, educación, salud, arte y cultura. Muchos de sus artículos fueron reconocidos en los concursos nacionales de periodismo José Martí, así como en los concursos de la APME de Texas de 2011 a 2018. ¡Ahora Sí! también recibió los máximos honores como mejor semanario y mejor publicación en línea durante varios años, hasta su cierre en 2018. Valenzuela también es poeta, ensayista y traductora literaria.


Liliana Valenzuela é coordenadora de conteúdo online do Centro Knight de Jornalismo nas Américas e editora da LatAm Journalism Review. Ela foi repórter multimídia bilíngue e posteriormente editora da Ahora Sí, a publicação em espanhol do Austin American-Statesman. Ela cobriu a comunidade latina de língua espanhola em Austin, Texas, nas áreas de imigração, educação, saúde, artes e cultura. Muitos de seus artigos foram reconhecidos nos concursos nacionais de jornalismo José Martí, bem como nos concursos da APME do Texas de 2011 a 2018. ¡Ahora Sí! também recebeu as maiores honras como melhor publicação semanal e melhor online por vários anos, até seu fechamento em 2018. Valenzuela é também poeta, ensaísta e tradutora literária.

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Report on transphobia in Mexican media points out ways to combat hate narratives against LGBTQ+ population

Despite recent gains in LGBTQ+ rights, hate narratives persist in Mexican media, according to an interdisciplinary report. The authors emphasize the need for inclusive newsrooms and authentic representation to combat transphobia, while telling stories of both ordinary people and those fighting for greater visibility and human rights.

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‘[In Mexico] it’s very common to receive threats of various kinds and I am no exception’: Juan Villoro, 2022 Gabo Award for Excellence

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Laura Castellanos (Mexico) and Daniel Matamala (Chile) are among recipients of 2022 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes; Special Citation to Javier Garza Ramos from Mexico

Mexican independent journalist and co-founder of Reporteras en Guardia Laura Castellanos and Chilean investigative journalist and author Daniel Matamala are among the 2022 recipients of the Maria Moors Cabot Awards, announced on July 21 by the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City. Peruvian-American journalist Daniel Alarcón and British foreign correspondent in Mexico Ioan Grillo were also winners of the Cabot Gold Medals.

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Two journalists killed by gang members in Haiti while on assignment; organizations demand investigations

Two journalists were killed by gang members in Haiti on Jan. 6. A police report said their bodies had been recovered with "large-caliber bullet wounds," according to AP. Several organizations demand thorough investigations.