Prensa Escuela Project, El Colombiano Newspaper

12Also in October, the Marina Orth Foundation led by Natalia Lopez, was part of a panel and presented their experiences with their school paper IEMO News (Institución Educativa Marina Orth) at a national seminar of school newspapers sponsored by El Colombiano newspaper in Medellin. Over a thousand participants from throughout Latin America attended. IEMO News publishes both online and in print and receives tutoring from the staff of El Colombiano, one of Colombia’s leading newspapers.

In addition, founder Maureen Orth, a journalist, addressed the gathering by video to emphasize the values of a free press in society, how to practice good journalism and to pay homage to Colombia’s greatest writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who began his career as a local newspaper reporter.

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