María Paulina Baena

Journalist and Co-Creator, La Pulla (Colombia)

Baena is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

María Paulina BaenaMaría Paulina Baena is a Colombian journalist and political scientist. She was co-creator and presenter of La Pulla, an opinion program of the newspaper El Espectador that today has 1.35 million subscribers on YouTube. She was the winner of the Simón Bolívar Prize for Journalism and listed as one of the five best young journalists in the world by the One Young World organization in England. She acted in the play “Ya que hps,” a bet on stage journalism that told cruel and pathetic realities of Colombia in the middle of the electoral season. Currently, she records a historical comedy podcast called ¿Por qué somos así? (Why Are We Like This?).