Washington, D.C. – The Digital Democracy Institute of the Americas (DDIA) today announces The Periodistas Edition of the Latinos, Media and Democracy Program (LMDP), an 8-week series of exclusive workshops designed to support journalists, media professionals and  content producers with the tools and knowledge they need to understand, cover, and counter disinformation in Latino communities in the United States leading up to the 2024 elections.

The twelve participants chosen for this program will be given the opportunity to learn from and engage with experts from a variety of disciplines, and will take part in briefings and trainings on topics ranging from U.S. Latino-specific disinformation trends to inoculation techniques to practical investigative approaches and strategic storytelling. 

The application deadline is 8:00 p.m. (EST) on March 31, 2024.

Full information on the program and how to apply can be found HERE.

Eligibility - applicants must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Be a  U.S.-based journalist covering politics or elections in the United States

  • Be a Latin America-based journalist covering the 2024 elections in the United States

  • Be a U.S.-based journalist covering entertainment, tech or social media

  • Be a U.S.-based journalist covering specific states or cities

  • Be a media content producer based in the United States or in Latin America producing content for YouTube or TikTok channels that are geared at Latinos

LMDP 2024 will kick off with an in-person session in Washington, DC, from May 15 to May 17, with subsequent two-hour sessions taking place online between mid-May and early July.