Jennifer Dorroh

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Jennifer Dorroh is a journalist and digital media trainer based in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has served as director of IJNet, editor of Knight International Media Innovators and managing editor of American Journalism Review. She has taught news reporting, writing and digital media skills for organizations including the International Center for Journalists, the Humphrey Fellowships, the United Nations Environmental Program and the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Her writing has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, Travel+Leisure and PBS MediaShift.

Latest Stories

Beyond parachute journalism: One photojournalist’s approach to deep-dive storytelling in Mexico

Scott Brennan could have parachuted in briefly to report on the families whose children disappeared in Mexico last year. Instead, he spent a summer getting to know them and shooting their portraits.

Jennifer Dorroh | October 20, 2015

The mobile journalist's checklist

Media trainers Amara Aguilar and Doug Mitchell share their advice on what gear is essential  — and what to leave behind — when heading out on assignment.

Jennifer Dorroh | January 20, 2015

New geojournalism site CartoChaco reveals deforestation in South America's Gran Chaco region

A new data-driven journalism platform launched today to expose environmental threats to South America’s Gran Chaco region, which suffers from the world’s highest deforestation rate.

Jennifer Dorroh | July 28, 2014

Yahoo Digital Magazines turn to professional journalists, not the crowd, for content creation

While a growing number of news outlets call on the crowd to provide content, tech firm Yahoo is turning to an old-school source of news and information: professional reporters.

Jennifer Dorroh | January 07, 2014

Four questions to consider before putting up a paywall

When a former Wall Street Journal writer launched her news site The Information, she surprised many in the news industry by going with a paywall as the business model. Here's why she did it--and what aspiring publishers can learn from her.

Jennifer Dorroh | December 09, 2013

Sustainability strategies for nonprofit news organizations

A new report from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation examines what has worked—and what hasn’t—at 18 nonprofit news outlets.

Jennifer Dorroh | October 29, 2013

How EcoLab wants to reinvent environmental journalism

Journalists and technologists are collaborating to bring sensor reporting, crowdsourcing, mapping and more to coverage of the environment.

Jennifer Dorroh | June 24, 2013

Newspaper overcomes hurdles, wins international data journalism award

La Nación newspaper was recognized for its investigation of Argentina's Senate expenses from 2004 to 2013, which uncovered spending irregularities and prompted a judicial investigation.

Jennifer Dorroh | June 20, 2013