In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring several journalists who have reported on relevant topics, and who would love to visit your classroom! Take a look at our featured guest speakers below, and click here to connect your class with a guest speaker.
Journalist Guest Speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month
Journalists can share stories from Latin America and Latinx communities, and discuss how their own identities inform their work.
- Natasha S. Alford, a journalist, producer, and editor who reported on Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Latinx identity and representation.
- Pablo Albarenga, a documentary photographer and visual storyteller who reports on human rights issues in Latin America, with a focus on Indigenous people protecting their ancestral lands.
- María Inés Zamudio, an award-winning investigative journalist who reported on promotoras de salud—community health workers—who are tackling misinformation about the coronavirus in Chicago’s Latinx communities.
- Karla Mendes, a Rio de Janeiro-based contributor editor for Mongabay who specializes in covering environmental, land, and property rights issues.
- Ashonti Ford, a journalist who reported on how natural disasters, like Hurricane Maria, sparked violence in Puerto Rico.
- Musuk Nolte, a visual journalist who reported on water access and the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Peru.
- Perla Trevizo, a journalist who covers immigration stories from about a dozen countries.
- Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe, a multimedia journalist who reported on the climate in DC, temperature disparities in local neighborhoods, and their effects on health.
- Kara Andrade, a researcher, journalist, multimedia producer, and entrepreneur who focuses on Latin America, media, technology, and society.
- Valentina Oropeza, a journalist who covers stories about health, science, development, human rights, and international politics.
About the Virtual Journalist Visit Program
The Pulitzer Center offers free virtual journalist visits to K-12 schools worldwide. We have worked with more than a thousand journalists over the years, covering diverse topics and geographic regions, and we will match you with a journalist based on your request. We use many different platforms to connect, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Teams, and will work with you to identify the best technology for your learners. Virtual journalist visits are a great way to help students:
- Understand how what they're studying affects people's lives
- Learn how research, writing, critical thinking, multimedia, and more skills are used in journalism
- Practice preparing and asking questions of an expert
- Get excited about using the news to learn about the world
- And much more!