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Introducing myself and my journal: Latina International Journalist

About Me:
I graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Dec. 2008. I am currently in Sao Paulo, Brazil interning for the Associated Press. I have always been interested in the empowerment of oppressed communities. I had originally come to Brazil to study abroad in 2007 and completed a journalism research project where I sought to see how journalism would empower forty you living in a favela (slum). I taught journalism for a month and let the students produce their own newspaper. I wanted them to choose their own story ideas, to write their own articles, take their own pictures and design their own pages. The result was an 8-page newspaper sized newspaper that was distributed out to the community. The result was amazing, students thought their words could really make a difference in their community.

This is the reason that I want to do journalism, is because I want to make a difference in the community and the world.
While I was also in Brazil, I worked closely with a woman's organization that started during Brazil's dictatorship, I also learned about land reform, human rights issues and poverty. All which affect women in a very strong manner.

While in Missouri I started a Spanish-language radio news program after the bilingual newspaper I was a reporter for shut down.

I want to be a journalist because I have a small flame inside of me that feels that through journalism I can ignite a wildfire of thought and discussion.

My Passions:
Journalism, Dancing Salsa, Feminism, Baking, Reading, Writing, International Public Policy

My Challenges:
Graduating from college in a bad economy, finding myself in a huge world,

My Vision for the Future:
Becoming an international journalist that writes long features that really make a difference

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing, Blogging, Podcasting, International News, Dancing Salsa

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there!

Welcome to the network. I am sure will be make a very great journalist. Keep on doing what you do with all enthusiasm.

Peace!

Peace!
Fatima

JaniceW's picture

Welcome Carolina

How inspiring it is to read your journal and we are thrilled to have you join PulseWire. I love that you have taken your interest in journalism and turned it around to empower young students, who will in turn become leaders in their own communities. I have no doubt that the spark you ignited in them will burn forever more and will spread its light around the favelas. Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. Also, I am so happy that you have joined our Voices of Our Future group and look forward to hearing more from you. You might want to browse through all of our community groups as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions. With the group journal, you can brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and create a support network for your visions. So, welcome and I know that you will find this to be a positive experience. Best,
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

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