Journalist and Editor
Joseph Zárate (Lima, Peru 1986) Journalist and editor. He received the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Award in the Text category, the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Story or Investigative Journalism and the 2015 PAGE National Award for Environmental Journalism created by the UN.
He was deputy editor of the magazines Etiqueta Negra and Etiqueta Verde. He has collaborated in media such as The New York Times (United States), Courrier International (France), Internazionale (Italy), Revista 5W (Spain) and Ojo Público (Peru). His work has been included in the books Un mundo lleno de futuro (2017), Eduardo Galeano, Un ilegal en el paraíso (2016), Ciudades visibles (2016), Latinoamérica se mueve (2016) and ¡Atención! (2015), an anthology that gathers ten reports by Latin American authors published in Germany. Graduated in Social Communication from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. He holds a master’s degree in Literary Creation from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He received the 2018 Ochberg Fellowship from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. He was editor at IDL-Reporteros and editor-in-residence at Radio Ambulante. He is currently a professor of Literary Journalism at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. He is the author of Guerras del interior (Debate, 2018), a book of chronicles on social conflicts over the exploitation of gold, timber and oil in the Andes and the Amazon, and which has been translated into English, Italian and Polish.
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