The USAGM Business Development Office of Marketing and Training organized two virtual workshops in cooperation with the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas, or CNP (National Journalist Association).
On June 20th, 2022, USAGM Regional Marketing Officer Iscar Blanco, offered virtual training to 52 Venezuelan members of the CNP. Later that week, on June 23rd, 2022, VOA Web Editor Gesell Tobias spoke to the same group of journalists as part of the ‘National Venezuela Journalist Day, which is celebrated on June 27th.
Both presentations were dedicated to new strategies in digital journalism, languages, marketing, metrics, OTT, and the future of media. According to the agency’s deputy secretary, Edgar Cardenas, it was a “historic event in a country with conflicts with the press.”