Member, Editorial Board
Assistant Professor of Communication, Roger Williams University, USA
Dr. Paola Prado is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Digital Media in the Communication Department at Roger Williams University. She specializes in digital inclusion, digital journalism, and multimedia production. Her research focuses on the adoption of information and communication technologies for development and social change in Latin America.
As the the co-creator of the Community Communicators journalism and multimedia workshop program, she has participated in training community reporters from under-privileged rural areas in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Prado has authored journal articles and book chapters on topics related to digital inclusion, media diversity, and the impact of the Internet on gender roles in Latin America.
Dr. Prado is a pioneer in online media and has directed content for the Latin American and U.S. Latino arm of RealNetworks, and led U.S. operations for the Latino community portal El Sitio. Dr. Prado began her professional career at the Reuters television news agency where she produced and licensed world news coverage for television broadcast. She later headed affiliate relations for the pan regional cable news network CBS TeleNoticias and the Weather Channel Latin America.
Paloa Prado holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Miami, a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Cinema from Denison University. She is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.