Languages

Elyssa Pachico

epachico's picture

Elyssa Pachico manages a team of editors, writers, and translators based in several countries for ICFJ’s website the International Journalists' Network (IJNet). Previously, she worked as the managing editor of InSight Crime, a website that tracks crime and security issues in Latin America. She has also worked as a researcher for The Washington Post, PBS Frontline, and The Nation.

A graduate of Wesleyan University, she grew up in Cali, Colombia and has traveled widely in Latin America. She has an M.A. in journalism from American University.

She is fluent in Spanish and knows basic Portuguese.

Latest Stories

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017

India innovators debate how to handle fake news

As discussed by a diverse group of media workers in India, the first step towards tackling the "fake news" problem is arguing for a more precise understanding of what this term means. 

Elyssa Pachico | March 17, 2017

Local newspaper in Brazil creates roadmap for digital innovation

How Correio, a local paper with limited resources, brought innovative tools into its newsroom to grow its online metrics.

Elyssa Pachico | March 13, 2017

This tool changes text color to make online reading easier

When it comes to keeping readers on your web pages longer, Beeline Reader could offer a helpful solution for digital news sites.

Elyssa Pachico | March 01, 2017

The top 3 ethical challenges journalists will face in 2017

From responsibly covering problematic officials' statements to dealing with graphic imagery, journalists will face plenty of ethical challenges in 2017. A new Ethical Journalism Network report offers guidance.

Elyssa Pachico | February 10, 2017

Words of wisdom from 2016's journalists of the month

Throughout 2016, IJNet's journalists of the month had plenty of advice and insights to share with us. We compiled some of their best comments from the year.

Elyssa Pachico | January 23, 2017

Top media trends to watch out for in 2017

After 2016, a year of flux and upheaval in journalism, take a look at some of our predictions for journalism trends in 2017. 

Elyssa Pachico | January 05, 2017

Mexico's Carmen Aristegui shares tips for journalists fearful of libel lawsuits

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui is in legal trouble after her website Aristegui Noticias exposed a high-level corruption scandal. Her advice for journalists fearful of libel suits? "Keep publishing."

Elyssa Pachico | November 14, 2016

Pages