16 May 2020

SIPConnect Online Leads New IAPA Professional Training Cycle

In addition to SIPConnect, at the SIP Institute during the month of May there will be several other professional training activities.

Miami, May 15 - More than 2,000 journalists and journalism students from Latin America and Spain have registered to attend the annual SIPConnect 2020 conference, which this time will be held online with a four-day program and more than 30 speakers starting Wednesday, May 20, through the communication platforms of the Inter-American Press Association, the SIP Institute for Virtual Education - Lee Hills Media Center and the Digital Center for webinars and webcasts.

Thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Facebook Journalism Project, Google and Protecmedia, as well as the Kimberly Green Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACC) of the Florida International University (FIU), among others, SIPConnect Online registration is free.

"For six consecutive years with SIPConnect we have managed to create a community around the most pressing problem of the media, the monetization of its contents based on quality journalism. Paradoxically, now the COVID-19 pandemic allows us to extend the program to more people, more communication professionals who are willing to participate online, "said IAPA President Christopher Barnes, CEO of The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica.

Barnes will be one of the speakers on a program with several stellar presentations by renowned journalists such as Borja Echevarría, deputy director of El País of Madrid, Spain; Daniel Hadad, founder and director of Infobae, Liza Gross, former executive editor of The Miami Herald and director of the Journalism Solution Network, as well as IAPA executives Jorge Canahuati, CEO of the Opsa Group in Honduras, Roberto Rock, director of the portal La Silla Rota from Mexico; Martha Ramos, editorial director of Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM) and Miguel Franjul, director of Listín Diario of Dominican Republic.

Julieta Shama director of Facebook's News Media Partnerships LatAm and Camilo Gómez, director of Google's Online Partnerships Group - Latin America, will also make presentations on their respective initiatives to help regional media affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The president of the IAPA Press Institute, Ernesto Kraiselburd, director of the online edition of El Día, La Plata, Argentina, highlighted the support of the Knight Foundation for the SIP Institute of Virtual Education - Lee Hills Media Center that for almost a year He has been offering in-depth themed seminars by teachers and instructors with vast experience in the various specialties of the media industry.

The SIP Institute for Virtual Education - Lee Hills is a unique 3D platform that requires users to create their own avatar.

"In addition to SIPConnect, at the SIP Institute during the month of May we will offer several professional training activities. We are very pleased to have two robust and technologically strong platforms right when we need it most, when media professionals rely heavily on distance communication," said Kraiselburd.

The seminars in May with free registration that remains open are:

• Plan in times of convergence and pandemic. With Julio César Perotti. Starts on May 20 at 1:00 p.m. (EST-Miami). 7 sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays.

• How to publish successfully on social networks. Advanced. With Noelia González. Starts on May 19 at 3:00 p.m. (EST-Miami). 8 sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays

• The phenomenon of eSports. With Marcelo Finkelberg. Starts on May 21. 13 hours (EST-Miami). 4 sessions on Thursdays

• Emotional intelligence and tools for confinement with Eduard Ramos Soldevila and Camilo Diconca. Starts May 18 at 1:00 p.m. (EST-Miami). 4 sessions on Mondays.

Additionally, the IAPA Digital Center will hold on Tuesday May 19 the webinar "Data journalism in times of COVID-19" by Candela Martin de Cabiedes, business director of Europa Press, Madrid, Spain.

To enroll in SIPConnect Online. Here.

To enroll in any of the SIP Institute seminars - Lee Hills Media Center. Here.

To register for the next webinar with Candela Martin from Europa Press. Here.

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.