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Paula Molina

Editor-in-Chief, Radio Host, TV Host, Radio Cooperativa Chile

Paula is a Chilean journalist, Harvard Nieman Fellow, radio and TV host, book author, and founder of innovative digital and legacy media projects, including the Chilean podcast platform, CooperativaPodcast. She brings over two decades of experience working in quality journalism and navigating a vastly changing media environment.

Since 1999, she has been working as a live news host and editor at Cooperativa Radio, winner of the 2020 Gabo Award for Excellence in Journalism, and one of the most trusted Chilean media brands according to the 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News Report. Paula has been honoured for her contribution to the empowerment of women and her coverage of poverty.

She co-founded news chatbot LaBot, which received the Journalism Award for Digital Excellence UAH, one of her country's top journalism prizes. Molina hosts a weekly Chilean female-only political prime-time TV programme and has worked as a BBC News Mundo contributor since 2014.

Project title: Can podcasting fill the role of radio in Chile?

Sponsor: Thomson Reuters Foundation