05 July 2007


Elena Isabel Ordóñez Ecuador
Irene Vizcaíno Costa Rica
Claudia Boyd-Barrett USA
  Testimony of Scholarship Winners    

With the help of the IAPA scholarship I did a Master’s in Investigative Journalism at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. The course helped improve my writing skills, and taught me how to report news of high public interest. It also brought in social networks as a tool for journalism. Altogether it became a very enriching human experience, the kind that gives you tools for life.

When I returned I dedicated myself completely to the political news in La Nación, it was a critical moment in Costa Rica. Throughout the process I noted the change in vision and in skills.

I was promoted to editor of the Society and Services section, which addresses the public service issues that affect the daily lives of citizens. In the same manner, I try to transfer some of the knowledge and messages left by my Master’s experience to younger journalists.