Jury | 2020 LATAM Digital Media Awards

2020 LATAM Digital Media Awards

Jury | 2020 LATAM Digital Media Awards


More jury members to be confirmed

Editor, Newsroom Development and Support, The New York Times, USA

Charo Henríquez is a digital journalist with two decades of experience working at the intersection of journalism and technology, as well as training and coaching journalists. She is an advocate for inclusion of traditionally underrepresented people in media leadership.


She leads the Newsroom Development and Support team at The New York Times. This is group of journalists tasked with creating strategy and execution around new embedded training approaches and support efforts for reporters and editors, as well as partnering with Product teams to develop the best tools and workflows for the newsroom


Prior to joining the Times, Charo was the Digital Executive Editor for People en Español at Time, Inc. Before that, she worked at GFR Media, in Puerto Rico, where she led digital product efforts as their Innovation Editor for their news platforms, El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora.


Charo is a member of Online News Association’s Board of Directors and of the Advisory Council Board to the Spanish-language Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. She has also been faculty for ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator and ONA/Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.

President & Founder, GM Latinoamérica, Argentina

Rodrigo Fino

Rodrigo leads García Media® Latinoamérica's projects in LATAM. He conceptualises and implements the guidelines of each new design and re-design. He developped the 97 projets currently the company currently runs from its Buenos Aires offices. Before joining, García Media® and founding its LATAM office, he worked in advertising and marketing. He founded his first design and advertising studio at the age of 20.

Director SDI Consuting & COO, Runrun.es., Venezuela

Carmen is Managing Partner at SDI Consuting in Caracas, a firm specialised in transformation and Media creation. She is also COO at Runrun.es. and consultant in Visual Journalism. She has worked as Head of the Visual Journalism and Graphics Department of the integrated newsroom  at Cadena Capriles Media Group in Caracas. In there, she was responsible for the areas of infographics, Video and Archives of the group's three brands.      She's a graduate in Social Communication, from the Central University of Venezuela and a Specialist in Project management, development and planning at the University of Monteávila. She is the creator of Venezuela's Information Design Seminar in 2007 and coordinated all its editions. She has participated as a speaker in numerous events such as "The Best of Visual Journalism" ÑH2012, III, the 5th Protecmedia Congress for Newspapers in LATAM , Digital Media LATAM 2014, or "The newsroom 2015: Trends for the Multimedia Business (SIP)". Aditionally she has been a member of the Jury for the SND Awards.

Director & Founder, Iconosur.com, Argentina

Digital Creative Director, Consultant and Producer, with broad experience in creating digital editorial products aiming at creating large audiences in LATAM. Guido was one of the founders of Grupo Clarín Digital Unit in Argentina back in 1994. He actively participated to the development of Clarin.com, its vertical and classifieds online portals. Since 2004, he works in the region for media companies and brands such as Fox Sports Latam, Clarín, TN y Canal 13 de Argentina, El Comercio de Perú, El Debate de México, El Universo de Ecuador, Canal 13 de Chile, Intel, Philip Morris y Coca Cola.

Editor, Motherly, USA

Conz is originally from Argentina but grew up bouncing around all over the world. She landed in Brooklyn where she met her husband and had a baby boy. Before her role at Mother.ly as editor for MotherlyStories, she was at Buzzfeed where she was the Regional Director of the Americas, launching Buzzfeed Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and LATAM. Before that she held positions at Univision, Mashable and MySpace.

Editorial Director, CNET en Español, USA

Gabriel Sama is the editor-in-chief of CNET en Español, a technology site based in San Francisco, California. Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing world and is an expert in launching new projects on all platforms. Gabriel has launched newspapers, magazines and websites as editorial director in Mexico and the United States for companies such as Editorial Televisa, Recoletos and CBS Interactive. Among those projects are the magazine Quo (Mexico, 1997), the newspaper chain Rumbo (San Antonio, Texas, 2004) and CNET en Español (San Francisco, California, 2013). He has also been an editorial consultant for projects in Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Dubai, Greece and Russia.

Gabriel graduated from Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with honors in 2000. He also received the prestigious Knight scholarship from Stanford University in 2010. Gabriel lives with his wife and children in Palo Alto, California.

Partner, Torabit Tecnologia, Brazil

Caio Túlio Costa

Caio Túlio was one of the founders of UOL, Latin America’s largest internet portal, and is an Internet pioneer in Brazil, expert in digital media, journalist, teacher of journalism and Ph.D. in Communication by the University of São Paulo, Brasil.

As a teacher at the School of Advertising and Marketing, in São Paulo, Costa was Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in Nueva York during the autumn of 2013.

At Columbia University, Costa conducted a research to map the possible business models for the communication industry in the digital age. Costa wrote a report about the research: "A Business Model for Digital Journalism: How Newspapers Should Embrace Technology, Social and Value Added Services".

Costa is also a partner of Torabit Tecnologia, a digital monitoring platform and was director of digital strategy for ANJ, National Association of Newspapers.

He also joined the board of directors of Fundación Padre Anchieta (TV Cultura) and is on the editorial board of the Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine and Revista de Jornalismo ESPM.

He worked for 21 years for the Folha de S. Paulo journal, where he was editor, managing editor, correspondent in Paris (France) and creator of Revista da Folha (published with the periodical). He was also chosen to be the first ombudsman for the Brazilian press.

Withim the same communication group, Costa was one of the founders in 1996 of Universo Online, UOL, the first major portal and Internet provider in Latin America, who was the general director during the first several years.

In 2006, he joined the presidency of the Internet Group, the Internet arm of Brasil Telecom, a big Brazilian telco, consolidating the portals and internet service provides iG, iBest and BrTurbo. In 2009 he gave consultancy to Oi (Brazilian telecommunications company) on the digital platform of convergent media.

He is the author and organizer of several books of communication and history, among them "Ethics, journalism and new media: a provisional moral" (Zahar).

President, Frame ONE Strategies, USA

Selymar Colón is an award-winning journalist and president of Frame ONE Strategies. An organization that designs and implements sustainable multimedia digital strategies for news organizations with a focus on community-based storytelling that represents the multicultural audience with a multiplatform and multiformat approach. Colón spent the 2020 academic year as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Before her fellowship, she served as editor-in-chief of digital news at Univision, where she built a team of multimedia journalists and drove the network’s digital integration. A digital pioneer, Colón championed the use of social media in the newsroom and created the first team of multimedia news producers to incorporate digital-only videos into the company’s news strategy.   

Her honors include Emmy Awards, a Gabo Award for Best Image, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She also led her team to win several National Press Photographers Association awards and a World Press Photo for best Digital Video, among others.

Associated Consultant, WAN-IFRA, Mexico

Ezequiel Arbusti is a specialist in digital audience development, planning and creation of digital content for websites and social media platforms for media outlets and brands. He is a web optimizer (SEO) and content manager (CMS), with a focus on the entertainment area. He has helped several digital media outlets, such as TKM and Terra, to grow their operations in Latin America. Arbusti studied Industrial Engineering, a degree in Economics and a Master in Corporate Finance. He currently serves as an associate consultant for WAN-IFRA and a trainer in digital media topics. 

Partner Director of Intelligence, Research and Analysis, FSB Comunicação, Brazil

Partner Director of Intelligence, Research and Analysis of FSB Comunicação, the largest corporate communications agency in Brazil and Latin America. Ana Busch is in charge of the production of strategic content for more than 100 clients from federal ministries to B2C companies. She has also been director of the Advertising and Digital areas.

As part of the company's compliance committee, she developed and implemented a special integrity program for communication companies, as well as a new methodology for internal communication for compliance. She is also a member of the Brazilian Association of Compliance, Risks and Audit.

For 13 years, she has been the director of digital media at Folha de S.Paulo, the largest and most influential newspaper in Brazil. Responsible for the strategic management of the Group's business on the Internet and for project management in the areas of technology development and content for websites and mobile devices, including commercial guidelines.

Ana Busch was responsible, in 1999, for the planning, hiring of personnel, launch and publication of Folha Online, the first real-time newspaper in Portuguese language, which she directed for 11 years. During this period, she was the Head of the Editorial Department and the Commercial Team of the website.

She graduated in Architecture and Journalism from the University of São Paulo.

Editorial & Digital Director, National Geographic España, Spain

Ismael is the Digital and Editorial Director of National Geographic España magazine, part of the Grupo RBA. He is the author of the book "The Reinvention of the New York Times" and editor of the weekly newsletter Tendenci@s on the latest digital media trends. Ismael Nafría is a journalist, writer, editor, consultant and speaker specialized in digital media. He was journalist in residence at The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at University of Texas at Austin for the 2016-2017 during which he wrote his book on the NYTimes, his fourth. He was the Digital Innovation and Content Director (2011-2016) at Grupo Godo and deputy editor at Prisacom, the Internet company of Grupo PRISA (2005-2008) . He has led several consultancy projects for media companies worldwide and is the author of three other books on journalism and digital media. He's also a jury member for many of WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards worldwide.

2020 LATAM Digital Media Awards