Paulette Desormeaux is an internationally educated, award-winning reporter and journalism educator with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit and cutting-edge investigative journalism. She is currently a freelance reporter for Latin American media and a professor of investigative journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a consultant at the Interamerican Development Bank, training journalists on data and how to report public investment.
Desormeaux has served as co-founder and editor of La Pública, an online independent media that uses the transparency law to cover human rights stories in Chile; co-founder and executive director of Red de Periodistas Chile, the country’s first professional organization promoting investigative journalism; national ambassador for SembraMedia; and vice president of América Transparente, an NGO that uses technology to help citizens access public information.
Her work has been published in such outlets as BBC Mundo, NPR, Aristegui Noticias, Univision, Ciper Chile, among others. She was a 2020 Lupa fellow from the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ), covering the pandemic for Salud con Lupa. She’s an in-demand guest-lecturer and trainer at universities and institutions across Europe and South and Central America.