Fundación Ealy Ortíz


The Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop is a forum for professional training on topics related to science, technology, health, and sustainable development, organized since 2004 by the Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C. and EL UNIVERSAL, with the participation of more than 420 specialists, researchers, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, and government officials who are experts in science, public health, technology and innovation, and the environment.

Over the past 13 years, the Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C. has awarded more than 1,550 scholarships to journalists from 512 media organizations from countries throughout Latin America. Journalists have participated in 35 workshops in four editions -- Latin America, Europe, Mexico and UNAM – to develop a more accessible transfer of information and have a positive impact on the implementation of public policy in the region.

In 2004, the Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C. organized the first Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop, which since its inception has taken place at the University of California, San Diego.

The Mexico Edition was first offered in 2009 and has been held in Mexico City, Tamaulipas, Yucatán, Veracruz, Aguascalientes, Morelos, and Hidalgo. In 2016, the Mexico Edition was part of the working agenda of the 2017 CDMX and Tlaxcala C40 Mayors Summit: Cities Leading Climate Action.

In 2011, the Spanish Edition was born, jointly organized with the Asociación Iberoamericana de la Comunicación (ASICOM) and the Universidad de Oviedo. In 2016, it was transformed into the European Edition.

In 2013, in alliance with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the UNAM Edition was offered for the first time.

As a result of the experience gained from the workshops, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a specialization in Science Journalism was created in 2014 at the UNAM School of Sciences, which by the end of 2017 will have 12 graduated students.

On October 25, 2017, the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop -- Latin American Edition will bring together 60 journalists from 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries, in addition to participants from the United States, the UK and Spain in collaboration with the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco, California. The international event will host more than 1400 professionals from 70 counties engaged in the communication of science. From October 25 to 30, 2017, they will explore state-of-the-art science breakthroughs, as well as critical global issues that bridge science and society.

The 2017 World Conference of Science Journalism will promote education, professional development and exposure to world-class science and technology, essential for strengthening a worldwide community of science journalists. The aim is to guarantee that science reporting is timely, accurate and truthfully transmitted to a global audience, with special emphasis on the strengthening of science journalism in Latin America in a coordinated effort with the Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C., InquireFirst, and EL UNIVERSAL.


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SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development.

Its mission is to use independent journalism to help individuals and organisations apply science to decision-making in order to drive equitable, sustainable development and poverty reduction. SciDev.Net is part of the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) - a not-for-profit organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

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Fundación Para el Periodismo



The Fundacion para el Periodismo (FPP) was formed in response to the demand of citizens to improve the quality of journalism and at the same time to respond to the lack of schools that offered professional training for journalists.

Our objective is to improve the quality of Bolivian journalism through professional courses that, in addition to teaching technical aspects of journalism, also contribute to reflection about the role of the press in society.

The chief objectives of the Fundacion para el Periodismo are:

*Integral training of journalists

The training of journalists is the chief goal of the School of Journalism that seeks to instruct on theoretical and practical aspects of journalism. A special emphasis is placed on ethics, with the hope that the students adopt the highest principles and values of journalism and then practice them, not just in their professional activities but in their daily lives.

*Debate and reflection on ethical principals and citizens

The Fundacion para el Periodismo is a space for open debate of ideas and reflection about the problems that confront journalism today. The Fundacion organizes debates, forums, seminars and conferences that contribute to the exchang of ideas and experiences.

*Encouraging citizenship

The Fundacion para el Periodismo develops a series of activities to improve the quality of information that citizens receive to encourage their participation in the democratic process and to create an environment in which authorities are accountable and transparent.

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TijuanaPress is the leading online news site in the Tijuana-San Diego border region. The staff of is comprised of a group of journalism professionals who provide daily news coverage of the most important events in the city and the Baja California region. founder Vicente Calderon is a member of the Advisory Council of InquireFirst.

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