Mexican editor Tania Montalvo joins the Institute’s leadership development team

Our new colleague, who was at the helm of Mexican news outlet Animal Político, joins us to develop our programmes even further
Mexican editor Tania Montalvo.

Mexican editor Tania Montalvo. 

2nd October 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Mexican editor Tania Montalvo is joining the Reuters Institute as a programme manager for our leadership development team. Her job will be designing and running some of the courses in our portfolio and work with the team in developing new ones. Montalvo will report to the Institute’s Director of Leadership Development, Federica Cherubini. 

In the past year, we have hosted over 250 participants from all over the world as part of our open-admission programmes and invitation-only forums in Oxford, and we see significant potential for further expansion both on-site and off-site. Montalvo will work closely with the rest of the team in this expansion ensuring our offers are on mission and deliver value for participants. 

Throughout her career, Montalvo has focused on digital and investigative journalism and has worked with multidisciplinary teams to produce excellent news stories adapted to people’s needs. 

From 2017 she was Deputy Editorial Director at Animal Político, one of the most important news organisations in Mexico, where she coordinated investigations focused on corruption, human rights, inequality and violence. She also led multimedia, audience, and innovation teams to create stories in different formats for different audiences. 

Founder of the first fact-checking and disinformation project in the country and one of the most successful in Latin America, she was also part of teams winning several awards, including an Ortega y Gasset Award in 2018, an Online Journalism Award for Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships, the 2018 World Digital Media Award and the National Journalism Award in Mexico. She was also part of the team that was a finalist in the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award

A Mexican reporter and editor, Montalvo recently studied an MA in Race, Media and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

In response to the announcement, Montalvo said: “I am honoured to be part of this important and vital institution for journalism. I am ready to share what I’ve learnt with others and learn from colleagues from all over the world. Together we can create better spaces for journalism that serve the people and empower citizens.”

Our Director of Leadership Development, Federica Cherubini, said: “I’m really excited to have Tania joining the team. She is a thoughtful and innovative newsroom leader who has first-hand experience of the challenges and opportunities news executives and editors are facing. We’re all looking forward to working with her to deepen and expand our leadership development programmes.”