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Mary Aviles


I am a journalist, editor and an alliance builder.  The focus of my career has been to innovate and collaborate at the media outlets where I have worked.  For the last 12 years I have covered Hispanics in the United States as an editor with the only news wire service specializing in this community—EFE News Servicio Hispano.


Prior to joining Servicio Hispano, I worked for one of Venezuela's leading national newspapers, El Nacional.  After that, I worked for Movistar (former Telcel-Bellsouth) on its first portal and developing one of the first mobile app in the region.


I moved to Miami in 2001 and there I created the first and only Spanish-language publication by journalism students at Florida International University (FIU), Zona. I received The Beacon Award for this endeavor.  


I was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2012. At Stanford, I became involved with Design Thinking, a methodology that focuses on users to create innovative solutions.


Also, I developed a platform that helps Spanish speaking audiences to aggregate and curate news from multiple sources and formats.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 2