Miami (May 2 2019) – The Inter American Press Association announced today the winners of its annual scholarships for post-graduate journalism study, Aldana Vales of Argentina and Marcelo Ayala of Ecuador.
Vales, 30, is completing her first year at Studio 20: Digital First, part of the master's program in journalism at New York University (NYU).
She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires' social sciences faculty with a degree in social communication in 2017. Prior to enrolling at NYU, she contributed freelance articles to La Nacion and El Cronista newspapers in Argentina, and to El Pais of Spain and the news agency EFE.
Ayala, 31, co-founded and edits the multimedia platform Paralelo (www.paralelo.info). Last year he was an International Center for Journalist fellow at Miami-based Univision, the leading U.S. Hispanic media company.
He graduated in 2011 from Brazil's Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo with a degree in social communication and was accepted to NYU also to study digital media innovation, starting in September.
The 2019-2020 IAPA scholarships consist of a $10,000 award (each) and related costs.
Since its establishment in 1954, IAPA has awarded scholarships to more than 400 journalists in the Americas.
For details about award requirements and application forms, visit this link.
The IAPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from throughout the Western Hemisphere and is based in Miami, Florida.