LACC is proud of its long-time commitment to the South Florida community’s need for high-quality and reliable information related to the region. Given the large numbers of South Florida residents tied to Latin America and the Caribbean and Miami's key role in Spanish-language media, news about the region is of critical interest to our community. LACC actively contributes to both English- and Spanish-language media and keeps its constituents informed through its robust social media platform. LACC faculty affiliates lend their expertise to many of the most prominent news organizations covering the region.
As part of its outreach mission and in an attempt to expand and enhance news coverage of the region, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center maintains a strong relationship with local, national and international media by providing expert sources, securing media professionals' access to news-worthy FIU events, hosting an annual conference for media professionals on the region's most pressing issues and providing media travel grants.
FIU Media Source Bureau
LACC supports the FIU media source bureau by serving as a liaison between LACC faculty experts, FIU Media Relations and journalists. To request a source expert, contact LACC at (305) 348-2894 or visit the FIU Expert SourceBook at: http://sourcebook.fiu.edu/
Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean
For the past 38 years, LACC has hosted its annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop attracts journalists from some of the world's leading media organizations, as well as academics and Latin American policymakers for a series of on-the-record panel discussions. In partnership with the FIU School of Communication + Journalism, and in conjunction with the Inter-American Press Association (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa), LACC’s 38th Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Digital Marketing and Audiences was held virtually on July 20 - 23, 2021. To view annual workshop themes, click here.
LACC’s flagship publication, Hemisphere, features articles from academics around the world who study Latin America and the Caribbean. Issues revolve around a central topic of contemporary relevance in the Americas, with an emphasis on the social sciences. Each issue includes feature articles, reports, book reviews, a photo essay and a bibliographic update. Hemisphere is designed to serve as a forum for new scholarship on Latin American and Caribbean issues. Hemisphere 2019 examined the complex problem of society and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean from various disciplinary perspectives—history, sociology, biology and public policy —to explore avenues for facing challenges and offering clear case examples in which imperative actions are needed. More+
LACC and SJMC Partnership in Support for Pre-Professional Journalist Training
LACC’s close collaboration with the School of Communication + Journalism at FIU features joint academic offerings, outreach programs and research projects and ensures that a new generation of media professionals will be prepared to provide world-class coverage of the region. LACC partners with the School of Communication + Journalism and the Universidad del Norte in Baranquilla, Colombia to conduct the "International Linkage and Professional Training Exchange Program: The Role of Media and Communications in Conflict and Peace." Videos from the 2021 virtual training can be found here.
Event- 35th Journalists & Editors Workshop: Climate Change in the Americas
March 27 - 28, 2018
Coverage, transmission and promotion planned and executed by FIU School of Journalism Spanish Master's Program students throughout the two-day event.
Event- Covering Cuba from Within: Journalists' Perspectives
March 27, 2015
Experienced reporters who have covered news in Cuba on the ground shared their thoughts and experiences about how to keep a balanced and objective perspective while living on the island and facing multiple political pressures.
IAPA and LACC Webinar Series
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University join forces in US Department of Education Title VI-funded Webinar Series. The series is attended online by practicing journalists and students of journalism and learners of English and/or Spanish, hemisphere-wide. More+