Ana Carolina Alpírez


Ana Carolina Alpírez was a 2015 Professional Fellow from Latin America with ICFJ. 

Ana Carolina is a Guatemalan journalist currently working at Laboratorio de Medios, S.A. (, an editor for Ojoconmipisto (, a consultant, and a freelance journalist. She also works as an editor for the digital publication Nómada ( and editorial consultant at Contrapoder, a weekly local magazine (

She worked as Editor-in-Chief at elPeriodico from its conception in 1996 until 2013. She was in charge of the newsroom where she worked with editors, reporters, photographers and graphic designers. She also trained reporters on following elPeriodico´s editorial style, editing their material and coverage, and writing both features and articles.

Before her leading role at elPeriodico, Ana Carolina was a correspondent for two news agencies in Guatemala and Mexico, and a reporter for a political magazine. Always interested in training others in the field of journalism, she has been a professor at a private university, Rafael Landívar, and has consulted for international organizations such as UNESCO, the European Union, and local governments writing editorial and style manuals.

From 1999-2000 she was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland where she had the opportunity to pursue a program in journalism, work closely with Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars, and attend an internship at the San Diego Union Tribune. Ana Carolina has a graduate degree in Mass Media Communication from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico.