Camilo Jiménez Santofimio


Journalism Fund

Colombian journalist, editor, and project manager with fifteen years experience in media as well as in developing creative, advocacy-driven initiatives, as well as transmedia content and reporting projects. Between 2018 and 2020, he was the executive editor and publisher of Arcadia, Grupo Semana’s platform for culture, arts and ideas.

He has also worked as Head of Content at the Colombian office of  Vice Media; as a correspondent, national reporter and editor of special reports for the Colombian newsweekly Semana; as a junior editor and reporter in the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung; and as a freelance correspondent for Die Zeit. He has created or managed projects like the voting advice app Candidater, the digital reporting platform for the Colombian peace process Pacifista, the digital project for civil society Divergentes as well as the innovation strategy for Arcadia. After obtaining his degree in Philosophy and History (M.A.) in Berlin, he was a reporting and editing trainee in Munich’s Süddeutscher Verlag. He worked as a lecturer at the Universidad de Los Andes and the Universidad del Rosario.

He is also a member of the steering committee of the Colombian Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), the editorial board of the League Against Silence, and the advisory board of the Pulitzer Center’s Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund.

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