Rosental Alves

Rosental Alves Featured

The Knight Center team is led by Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, who holds the UNESCO Chair in Communication and the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Moody College of Communication’s School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Alves, a veteran Brazilian journalist, moved to Austin in 1996 as the inaugural holder […]

Summer Harlow

Summer Harlow

Summer Harlow is the associate director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and a visiting associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is on leave from Texas A&M University where she’s an associate professor. She is a former Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellow, and she won the Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation […]

Teresa Mioli

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Teresa Mioli is the administrative program coordinator for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. She is interested in press freedom, democratization, and investigative journalism in Latin America and is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of independent news media to the health of democracies. She produces journalistic work with the aim of […]

Filipa Rodrigues

Filipa Rodrigues Featured

Filipa Rodrigues is a multimedia producer and senior distance learning coordinator for the Knight Center of Journalism in the Americas. Born and raised in Portugal, Filipa moved to Austin in 2012 through the Digital Media Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a multimedia producer for Austin’s NPR member station […]

Ricardo Monteiro

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Ricardo Monteiro is a videomaker based in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Social Communication – Advertising and Marketing graduate, and makes videos professionally since 2012. In 2016, he joined Nexo Jornal as the head of video production. He wrote, shot and animated more than one hundred videos until 2020. He was also responsible for […]

Camila Llorente

Camila Llorente

Camila Llorente, the online course associate at the Knight Center of Journalism in the Americas, is a Venezuelan storyteller with double majors in Journalism and Theatre and Dance, and a minor in U.S. Latino and Latin American media studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her versatile skills in storytelling, performing arts and social […]

Michael Bartnett

Michael Bartnett

Michael Bartnett is the technology coordinator at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. With a deep understanding of the digital landscape, he is passionate about leveraging technology for impactful reporting and storytelling. As the former web and digital director for the Austin Chronicle, an independent alternative newsweekly in Austin, Texas, his nearly 20 […]

Liliana Valenzuela

Liliana Valenzuela

Liliana Valenzuela is online content coordinator of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and editor of LatAm Journalism Review. She was previously a bilingual multimedia reporter and later editor of Ahora Sí, the Spanish publication of the Austin American-Statesman. She covered the Spanish-speaking Latinx community in Austin, Texas in the areas of immigration, education, health, […]

Hugo Ortiz

From the sister cities of Juárez/El Paso, Hugo Ortiz is the marketing and communications coordinator at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, Hugo understands the weight of storytelling and is interested in amplifying the Knight Center’s impact through […]

Maria Saad

Maria Saad

Maria Saad is the administrative associate of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. She was previously an assistant manager for Document Solutions, and a bilingual coordinator for the LUCHA Program at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a MBA and BA in Marketing.