Emy Osorio Matorel, International Resident Researcher

Emy Osorio Matorel is an international resident research at the Kettering Foundation. Matorel has worked for organizations such as Women’s Link Worldwide, Colombia Diversa, Observatorio Distrital Antidiscriminación Racial de Cartagena, and Fundación Gabo. She has also been a research assistant and a guest lecturer at the University of Cartagena and has produced scientific articles and presented research papers on the intersection between media, journalism, and democracy within her country, Colombia. 

Among the research questions Matorel will explore while at Kettering are how journalists name and frame issues; which practices within the media support a citizen-centered understanding of democracy more effectively; what sorts of existing journalistic innovations from the US could be helpful to Colombian newsrooms; and what core learnings can be shared with communications students and professors in the US and Colombia.

Matorel is a member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). From 2015 to 2016, she was an Erasmus Mundus Puedes Action 2 Fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BA in social communication with a concentration in journalism and culture from the University of Cartagena, Colombia.