Julie Schwietert Collazo

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Julie Schwietert Collazo is a bilingual journalist who covers Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. for a variety of outlets. Learn more about her work at

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Q&A with’s Brooke Binkowski: Finding the future of fact-checking

Since its inception in the 1990s, has grown into one of the web's most formidable fact-checking sites. Editor Brooke Binkowski tells IJNet how it happened — and what lies in Snopes' future.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | January 28, 2016

Inside 'Las Rutas del Oro,' a model for multimedia activist journalism

To produce a multimedia portrait of South America's illegal gold mining industry, Jimmy Carrillo of the Peruvian Society of Environmental Rights worked with journalists, developers and more.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | January 18, 2016

Q&A with Calle2's Ana Magalhães: Bringing new Latin American perspectives to Brazil

Brazilian journalist Ana Magalhães discusses Calle2, the digital magazine she hopes will "offer a new view of Latin America" to Brazil's readers.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | January 07, 2016

Q&A with Sandra Rodríguez Nieto: Creating journalism in a culture of impunity

Investigative journalist Sandra Rodríguez Nieto discusses the challenges she faced in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the setting of her latest book.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | December 10, 2015

Why some promising freelance platforms fail

Freelancers and publishers question what's at the root of sites like Contributoria shuttering doors. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | October 19, 2015

Q&A with Alice Driver: How journalists can cover violence against women in Mexico

In her book, Driver examines the media's poor portrayal of female victims of violence in Ciudad Juárez. Here she points to ways of covering the beat with accuracy and fairness. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | September 11, 2015

Q&A with Marta Monteiro: The role of illustrations in international news

The Portuguese illustrator explains the challenges of illustrating for news and how the medium of drawing can offer readers a richer understanding of what’s happening in the world.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | September 02, 2015

Puerto Rico 101: A primer for journalists new to the Boricua beat

With the island's economic crisis making headlines the world over, journalists covering this nuanced geographical and cultural beat need to master the basics. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | August 21, 2015