U.S. Embassy Bridgetown hosts workshops for editors and journalists in St. Kitts & Nevis as well as Barbados

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to host two workshops for editors and journalists in St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados on April 1 and April 3 respectively.

The first session of the workshop will focus on best practices in journalism and will equip participants with the tools and resources needed to effectively practice their craft. The second session, the use of social media in journalism, will focus on the effective use of social media in the industry.

The workshops will be led by Luis Botello, Senior Program Director of Special Projects at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), based in Washington, D.C.

The workshops will be led by Luis Botello, Senior Program Director of Special Projects at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), based in Washington, D.C.

A professor of journalism at American University, Mr, Botello conducts a variety of training programs and conferences on digital media, mobile technology, ethics, press freedom and media development worldwide. Mr. Botello worked for ten years as ICFJ’s Latin American program director and launched ICFJ’s International Journalism Network, an online media assistance news service. He is a member of the board of directors of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Latin American Journalism Center (CELAP) in Panama City, Panama. Mr. Botello has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University.

In addition to working with professional journalists, during his visit to the Caribbean Mr. Botello will work with students enrolled in the communication studies and digital media courses at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts and Nevis and students enrolled in the Mass Communications associate degree program in Barbados.

The Embassy’s public diplomacy team remains committed to promoting press freedom and training opportunities for journalists throughout the Eastern Caribbean and looks forward to supporting current and emerging Caribbean media professionals.

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