Janine Warner

Co-founder SembraMedia, ICFJ Knight Fellow

Janine Warner@janinewarner
Janine Warner is the co-founder and executive director of SembraMedia. She also has a Knight Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists.
Over the last decade, Janine has worked with thousands of journalists and digital media entrepreneurs in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. She has also traveled extensively to deliver keynotes and lead seminars at conferences, events, and universities.
In 2015, Janine co-founded SembraMedia with Mijal Iastrebner of Argentina. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping digital media entrepreneurs to build more sustainable and independent news organizations. SembraMedia provides business and technical training, market intelligence, networking opportunities, consulting and financial support. The diverse team represents a regional network of more than 1,000 digital publishers in 20 countries in Latin America, the U.S., and Spain.
Janine has taught online journalism at the University of Miami and USC and has been a guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. She also taught a series of online courses (MOOCs) in entrepreneurial journalism for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at UT. And, she’s written or co-authored 25 books about the Internet, including Web Sites For Dummies and Global Mobile.
Janine began her career as a journalist in Northern California and founded a bilingual newspaper in the early 90s. In the late 1990s, she worked for The Miami Herald as the Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.
Janine has been a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, Poynter’s FactFoward, the Knight News Challenge, the Arroba de Oro, and the World Summit Awards.
She is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, conversational in Portuguese (and she plays nicely with translators).

Janine Warner

Co-founder and Executive Director, SembraMedia; ICFJ Knight Fellow, Latin America

(Video of Warner’s presentation at ISOJ2019 is below her bio, along with an article from the ISOJ team)

Janine Warner@janinewarner
Janine Warner is an ICFJ Knight Fellow and the co-founder and executive director of SembraMedia, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices in Spanish by helping digital media entrepreneurs become more sustainable and successful. Janine began her career as a reporter and editor in Northern California. In 1998, her experience on the internet, 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 The Herald to serve as director of Latin American operations for CNET Networks. Janine has written or coauthored more than 25 books, including Web Sites For Dummies and Global Mobile. She’s also created more than 200 hours of training videos for Lynda.com, CreativeLive, and other leading online training companies. She’s taught three MOOCs in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas, she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California, and a guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Janine is a member of the TV Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and has served as a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, the Knight News Challenge, the Arroba de Oro Internet Awards, and the WSA Mobile & Content awards. Learn more at www.JanineWarner.com.

Warner spoke during the lightning presentations at ISOJ 2019.

Read the story covering Warner’s panel here.

Janine Warner

ICFJ International Knight Fellow, ICFJ and Sembramedia

Janine WarnerTwitter: @janinewarner
Janine Warner is an International Center for Journalists Knight Fellow and the executive director and co-founder of SembraMedia, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices in Spanish by helping digital media entrepreneurs become more sustainable and successful. Janine began her career as a reporter and editor in Northern California. In 1998, her experience on the internet, 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 The Herald to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks. Janine has written or coauthored more than 25 books, including Web Sites For Dummies, Social Media Design for Dummies, and Global Mobile. She’s also created more than 200 hours of training videos for Lynda.com, CreativeLive, and other leading online training companies. She’s taught two MOOCs in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas, she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California, and a guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Janine is a member of the TV Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and has served as a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, the Knight News Challenge, the Arroba de Oro Internet Awards, and the WSA Mobile & Content awards. Learn more at www.JanineWarner.com.

Warner is a panelist for “News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability” at ISOJ 2017 (April 22 at 5 p.m.)

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