Charo Henríquez is a digital journalist with two decades of experience working at the intersection of journalism and technology, as well as training and coaching journalists. She is an advocate for inclusion of traditionally underrepresented people in media leadership. She leads the Newsroom Development and Support team at The New York Times. This is group of journalists tasked with creating strategy and execution around new embedded training approaches and support efforts for reporters and editors, as well as partnering with Product teams to develop the best tools and workflows for the newsroom. Prior to joining the Times, Charo was the Digital Executive Editor for People en Español at Time, Inc. Before that, she worked at GFR Media, in Puerto Rico, where she led digital product efforts as their Innovation Editor for their news platforms, El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora. Charo is a member of Online News Association’s Board of Directors and of the Advisory Council Board to the Spanish-language Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. She has also been faculty for ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator and ONA/Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.
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