Conrad Fox



my blog

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From Latin American current affairs to fixing my washing machine. Read how stately, isolated Merida, Yucatan, is turning into a refugee center for the rest of the country. If you're more into computers, I've got a series on coarse programming in Python. If that's not to your taste, here's recent thoughts on journalism in Haiti. And for writers, some lessons from the sock drawer.

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my projects

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I've recently led several multi-year journalism projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, recruiting and mentoring reporters across the region, developing story ideas and sometimes joining them in the field. On my most recent project, I worked alongside Haitian reporters to produce a radio series in English, French and Creole for US and Haitian radio.

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my journalism

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I've worked as a freelance journalism based in Mexico for almost 20 years, specializing in radio. My work has appeared on NPR, the BBC World Service and the CBC. I have also publish for the Canadian Press, Christian Science Monitor, and others. On my most recent assignment, I co-hosted a radio special on Haiti, featuring a story I produced on the child trafficking trail from Port-au-Prince to the Dominican Republic.

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my apps

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I make websites and apps for journalists. I created the websites for several of the projects I produced, including an interactive map for a podcast on migration. I am creating an app for writing radio scripts by dragging and dropping audio clips, and I'm using natural language processing to analyze local news stories.

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my teaching

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I enjoy breaking ideas into small logical parts then putting them back together with the help of the class. I think teaching is a way of seeing, and if I explain my way of seeing with enough clarity, students will discover their own. I have taught radio journalism, robotics, soccer and English in lecture halls, offices towers, mud huts, fields and cell phone screens in Canada and Mexico.

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Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.

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What they say

Working with Conrad brought out the best in me. He's very patient and very professional. He's really passionate about radio and he's always ready to venture into dangerous territory to get information that will make his story clear to his listeners.

Phares Jerome

Editor, Le Nouvelliste, Haiti

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