“You got to figure out how to deal with failure … You make mistakes and the most important thing, just like in sports, is that you learn from the mistake.”
For those who write, we must take into account who we are writing for, and if we have to condense the news even more, do it without missing the truth.
I’m originally from Haiti and I have been a journalist for seven years. In my field, I am often faced with a natural disaster … Driven by the urgency to get the story out, we need a lot of reassurance from the community.
The only true and real solution to the fake news epidemic our societies are facing is the individual criteria that each of us uses to identify truth from falsehood.
“I quit my job with the intention of creating something that makes me proud.”
I believe good news has a power to change minds to do something to make the world better. Only knowing problems exist is not enough. We need to know the way to cause positive impact, and I know many people in Latin America who are doing it!
When I was young and I was studying English, one of my favorite exercises was the “True or False.” Finding out if the information presented was real or not was something that I loved. I had to check what was presented, the context, etc. Although I don’t take English classes anymore, I have the feeling I’m doing this exercise every day.
Media literacy, put simply, is the ability to identify different types of media and the messages they are sending. When we speak of media, it encompasses print media, such as newspapers, magazines and posters, and theatrical presentations, tweets, radio broadcasts, etc. Being able to understand these various forms of information with an ability to make sense of what is presented is key.
I’m Andre Pitts, a 26-year-old Belizean. As a developing nation, Belize has its fair share of challenges: an unstable economy, high crime rate, and high unemployment as well as underemployment. One of the biggest challenges is the inability of parents to pay for their children’s education and associated expenses. In the village that I live … Read More »
Professor Michael Goldberg discussed the “entrepreneurial mindset” in a Facebook Live chat with young leaders and entrepreneurs from across Latin America & the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, sharing advice on how to launch and grow their businesses and create change in their communities.