U.S. Journalist and Speaker Janine Warner Visits Chile

Janine Warner
Warner highlighted the importance of journalists as filters of information.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, in collaboration with Universidad Mayor, brought U.S. speaker Janine Warner to Chile for a four day program highlighting the intersection of journalism and new technology. Ms. Warner discussed the use of drones, bots and other new technologies in journalism, as well as the ethical challenges they present.

Ms. Warner visited Chile as part of Universidad Mayor’s Conference on Journalism and New Technologies. In addition to her speaking events in Santiago, Ms. Warner also traveled to Concepción, to speak at the Universidad del Desarollo, Universidad de Concepción, and Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción.

Janine Warner 

Warner is an internationally renowned Internet expert, author, and journalist from the United States. She has written and coauthored 25 books, including Websites for Dummies, Dreamweaver for Dummies and Mobile Web Design for Dummies. She is also the author of online video courses on web design, and specializes in helping journalists and media companies use technology more effectively. She is the creator of DigitalFamily.com, a full-service interactive design and training agency that offers web and mobile designs, strategy, and internet marketing services.  She is fluent in Spanish and has worked as a consultant and speaker in more than twenty countries.

Janine began her career as a reporter in Northern California. Early on, she recognized that the Internet would transform traditional media and set out to learn everything she could about this new way of communicating. In 1998, her experience as a journalist and Internet consultant, combined with her fluency in Spanish, took her to The Miami Herald, as the Online Managing Editor. A year later, she was promoted to Director of New Media. She left that position to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.

Janine has taught courses at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California. She’s also been a guest lecturer at more than 20 other universities in the U.S. and Latin America, and she helped create an Internet Literacy program for high school students in Central America.