Elena Rodriguez, 2010 nominee
Elena Rodriguez is a leader in Radio Martí’s fast-paced News Department. Her talent as mentor of journalists, keen sense of the news and understanding of the role of social and new media journalism has contributed significantly in the mission of the OCB. Ms. Rodriguez has become a role model for the rest of the staff by securing excellent news coverage of key events. One of the most significant aspects of her contributions to the Newsroom has been the extended reporting on the blogging community in the island. She has consistently followed the work of bloggers and informed the audience of the work of this segment of Cuba’s emerging independent new media. She maintains personal contact with the members of this influential group and has been a key element in their participation in Radio Marti newscasts.