Print journalism placements

Print and online journalism placements in Mexico


Our print media placements in Mexico are based at Spanish and English language newspapers in Guadalajara. Our main print media project in Guadalajara is a daily English newspaper and is the only English language newspaper in the area.

Guadalajara has a sizeable population of English speaking expatriates, mainly from the USA, as well as a large seasonal population of tourists. The focus of the media varies, mainly concentrating on local activities and issues. However, the media also covers culture & history, economics, health & science, sports, as well as national and international current affairs. Therefore your experience here will be diverse and wide-ranging, with lots of hands-on work.

Your work will also be very varied and could include accompanying and assisting reporters as they investigate stories, preparing and conducting interviews or seeking popular public opinion on current topics of interest. Other areas of work will include proof-reading and editing articles, possibly contributing to layout ideas, and just generally helping whenever and wherever your assistance is required.

Even if working with the English language publication, they ask that you have good conversational Spanish. The newspaper wants to give you as much responsibility as possible so you will be required to go out and research your own stories, often interviewing Spanish speakers. If your Spanish is beginner or basic, we recommend doing a 2 month project and we’ll include a Spanish course to bring you up to speed.

Combining projects


The print media projects can be combined with the film production, radio and / or TV broadcast media placements in Guadalajara. We recommend at least a month on each placement.

Click here>> for more on film production placements in Mexico

Click here>> for more on TV placements in Mexico

Click here>> for more on Radio placements in Mexico

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. You will be joined in Guadalajara by others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Your role


Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Writing, proof reading and editing
Page layout
Photography
Publishing online

Requirements


Good conversational Spanish (we can recommend a good Spanish course in Mexico if not)
A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 17 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:


Gap year students
Media students
Graduates
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Project start dates


Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2018 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2019 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £895

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £595.

What's included



Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included



Flights
Insurance
Spending money
Visas
Inoculations
Food during weekend if travelling independently