05 July 2008


Felicitas Baruch Mexico
Adriana Loeff Uruguay
Melissa Sanchez USA
  Testimony of Scholarship Winners    

The scholarship was extremely important in my career. It not only gave me the opportunity to consolidate and acquire new knowledge, including updates on how to use new technologies to enhance my stories and my work, but it also added to my professional experience. I studied a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where I learned of new problems and how to address them, and faced new challenges that made me grow as a journalist: working in another language and writing stories for different audiences working alongside colleagues from around the world.

An essential part of a journalist’s work is the ability to open up to the world, and in that sense the experience of studying and working in a multicultural country changed my perspective and my view as a journalist and human being, an essential part of the profession.

I have worked as a correspondent for Major League Soccer and for the newspaper The Planet in New England; the second was very satisfying since it allowed me to work for the U.S. Hispanic community and learn about their problems.

I have also worked for the anti-poverty agency Action for Boston Community Development producing videos, stories and a program for public television that informs about the services offered to low-income communities in Boston. I started my career 11 years ago in Mexico, working with the Associated Press, Notimex and Xinhua.