About Us

InquireFirst is a 501c3 nonprofit journalism organization that organizes and directs professional training programs for Latin American and Caribbean journalists as well as for U.S. journalists working for Spanish-language media organizations.

Our work in Latin America is focused on democracy building and giving journalists the tools they need to better inform their audiences. Many of the journalists we serve are working in extremely dangerous situations, but every day they take to the streets to ask probing questions, take photos and videos, and publish reports on organized crime and corruption in an atmosphere of noticeably absent public security.

Our training program offers Spanish-language workshops on a range of subjects including investigative journalism and journalist safety, digital storytelling, and science, public health and environmental reporting. Executive Director S. Lynne Walker has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina to provide training to journalists and university journalism students. We also conduct workshops in the United States.

As we work with journalists throughout the Western Hemisphere, our InquireFirst team of correspondents also produces high-impact journalism, reporting and publishing in-depth stories on issues of critical importance to the United States.

InquireFirst journalists are sharing all they learn in their reporting during our training programs for Latin American and Caribbean journalists in the belief that working together across international borders and throughout the hemisphere we can strengthen journalism and give people the information they need to make informed decisions about their countries.