Digital Journalism Training Center in Mexico gets new leadership and courses

With Rosalía Orozco, former director of the journalism program at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, taking over as the new director of the university’s Digital Journalism Training Center, the center is planning new courses and redesigning its website, according to the university and the News Entrepeneurs blog.

Launched in 2008 with the support of the International Center for Journalists, the center has provided online journalism training for 430 journalists from 22 countries. Courses include digital tools for journalists from indigenous communities and new models of financing journalism.

Besides a new director, the center also has formed a new advisory council, with renowned journalists like Knight Center instructor Sandra Crucianelli, a digital journalism expert from Argentina; Luis Manuel Botello, assistant director of Special Projects at the International Center for Journalists; and James Breiner, a digital journalism consultant and trainer.

Manuel Moreno Castañeda, the rector of the university's Virtual University System, said the advisory council is aimed at promoting quality journalism online, and contributing to the training of Latin American journalists and Hispanic journalists from the United States.

This year the center will offer seven courses, five of which will be online. See here for more information about course offerings.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.