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Video and Photojournalist Freelance
Juanita Ceballos is a freelance multimedia journalist based in New York. Before moving to the U.S., Juanita worked as a videographer for Telemundo’s Mexico City bureau. She reported extensively on the the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College and the escape of drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. In 2015 she was part of a team awarded a grant from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation to pursue a project about technology in Cuba. Her work has appeared on Telemundo, NBC News, TIME, Narratively, The New York Times, CJR, Next City and the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes. She has covered stories ranging from chronic child malnutrition in Guatemala to Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. Juanita is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she currently serves as an adjunct professor.