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Elyssa Pachico

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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

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

What journalists can learn from the 2016 US presidential election

After a shocking presidential election, political journalists can take several lessons away from the 2016 campaign.

Elyssa Pachico | November 11, 2016

Challenges to watch out for when building a news bot

With more news outlets experimenting with chat bots to deliver the news, journalist Eduardo Suarez discusses the challenges behind building Politibot, a bot delivering Spanish-language news via Telegram.

Elyssa Pachico | November 01, 2016

How Latin America's digital journalists are overtaking traditional media

The recepients of this year's "Gabo" journalism awards show how digital journalists are competing with traditional media in Latin America.

Elyssa Pachico | October 19, 2016

How a team of journalists investigated Europe’s EUR1.2 billion arms trade with the Middle East

OCCRP reporters recently collaborated with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to uncover Europe's arms trade that sends thousands of tons of arms and ammunition to the Middle East.

Elyssa Pachico | August 04, 2016

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