Camilo is a multimedia journalist and a former Fellow at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
In December 2014 he graduated from the M.A. in Journalism program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He took courses on print, broadcast and interactive journalism and concentrated on business and economics reporting. During the summer of 2014 he was a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing intern at The Detroit News.
For the two years before starting the program at CUNY, he worked at the Colombian Ministry of Culture, writing in Spanish features, interviews and profiles for the ministry’s website. It was a marvelous experience, and he had the opportunity to meet people from different paths of life. Camilo attended a book launch in a prison, a folk-song festival in the rural Afro-Colombian region of Choco and a gastronomical festival in the colonial city of Popayan. He interviewed musicians, artists and national prize-winning writers. Camilo honed some basic reporting skills (which he further developed in CUNY’s hands-on journalism program, including writing in an intense deadline environment).
Camilo’s work has been published in the cultural sections of Colombian newspapers like El Tiempo and La Patria. Since moving to New York City his work has appeared in the news websites Youth Today, Quartz and BrianLehrer.TV show on CUNY Television.
On this website you will be able to view some of Camilo’s work.