Dean of the Social Communication – Journalism Faculty participated in the Newsgeist 2019

Luz Amalia Camacho, Dean of the Social Communication – Journalism Faculty, attended the Newsgeist Cartagena 2019, an event organized by Google and held, for the first time, in Colombia.

This important annual conference, held September 20-22, 2019, brought together Latin American executives and media editors to learn about their perspectives and ideas, and establish new connections.

The meeting also featured participation by Richard Gingras, vice president of Google News, who stated: “the Internet has placed a printing press in the hands of all the people in the world.” He highlighted Google’s contribution to the work of the editor and the journalist, amid a context full of challenges and constant evolution. “Google supports publishers and journalists by guiding individuals in finding their journalistic work and directing them to their sites. We currently send more than 24 billion visits every month to news sites,” said Gingras.

Also addressed were issues relating to the challenges of journalism schools in teaching a profession in constant transition and the two great market demands: innovation and entrepreneurship. Latin American academics, journalism consultants, researchers, and members of the technology sector reflected on the role of universities in today’s journalism.