Julio Ricardo Varela

Email address:
juliorvarela@gmail.com

Twitter handle:
@julito77

Website:
http://LatinoRebels.com

I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

Company:
LatinoRebels.com

Job Title:
Founder

Bio:

Julio Ricardo Varela is a pioneer in digital media and Founder of Latino Rebels, a collective of like-minded friends since 2011 dedicated to honest commentary about US Latinos. Today the site is a required destination for followers of Latino media. Recently, Julio was Digital Producer for Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream,” an award-wining community-driven news program. He also wrote regularly for NBC Latino, becoming the site’s top opinion writer. A Harvard graduate and native of Puerto Rico (and El Bronx), Julio and the Rebeldes have been featured in several outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, Le Monde, Face the Nation, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo. He calls Boston home.

Affiliations:
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, WordPress development, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

NAHJ, 2014
NALIP, 2014
SXSW, 2014
Latino Donor Collaborative, 2013
LATISM, 2011
Hispanicize, 2013

City / Location Preferences:

Boston
DC
San Juan
Chicago
LA
NYC

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