Interviews and Webinars

Qwoted is committed to exploring the current state of the media by speaking to industry leaders and educating future generations of media professionals. What has social media and technological innovation brought to the table? What can we expect for the future of journalism?

‘Qwestion’ & Answer with Lucia Mouriño,
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After graduating with a journalism degree from TEA in Buenos Aires, Lucia Mouriño continued her studies at Universidad de Nacional de San Martín, where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in AV Communication and received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Central Arkansas in 2018. At this time she was working as a News Editor at an Argentina-based news publisher, Focus Gaming News, and as a content writer at UK-based digital agency, Stickyeyes. Mouriño joined SBC as a News Editor in the beginning of 2020 and has been covering the Latin American gaming industry in Spanish and English.

If there’s one thing you could change or improve about journalism—in any area—what might that be and why?

LM: I would like to see more women and POC in important roles in journalism. I’ve been fortunate to work in spaces which have developed my career, but I also recognize that not everyone goes through the same experience. We need more diversity in journalism and publications can and should do more to amplify more voices with different backgrounds.

What advice would you give to aspiring young writers and reporters?

LM: My advice to aspiring young writers and reporters is to always try to find an area of work that you’re interested in. The truth is that there will always be other people that will write about the same things as you, but if you’re interested in what you are working on, not only will you enjoy your work, but you will also be able to give it the interesting twist that it needs to separate your story from the rest.

What learnings have made a tremendous difference in your career?

LM: Sometimes you have to take a step back before you can take two steps forward. If you’re interested in the immediate reward, there’s a chance that you’re missing the bigger picture. And to achieve things you have to be open to criticism. Listening to your editors and peers, even if you disagree, can help you see your work from a different perspective.

What do you think about the role of technology in journalism? Is it helpful? harmful? Something in between?

LM: Technology has always been subject to criticism, but the truth is that it has helped us improve communication and reach people and information that without digital channels we would never have been able to access. Change is always welcome if it is known how to be implemented.

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