Janine Warner

ICFJ Knight Fellow, Latin America

Janine Warner is the founder and executive director of SembraMedia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and quality of content in Spanish by helping digital media entrepreneurs become more sustainable and successful.

As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Warner will launch an online school to provide entrepreneurial journalists with business, marketing, and technical training to help them strengthen their business models. She will also grow SembraMedia’s online directory of digital media projects and entrepreneurs, creating a robust community for sharing best practices across borders.

Warner is a pioneer in digital and entrepreneurial journalism, and an experienced bilingual journalist. She previously served as Director of New Media at The Miami Herald and Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.

Warner ran her own consulting and training firm for more than a decade, and has written and co-authored more than 25 books, including “Web Sites For Dummies.” She has also created more than 200 hours of training videos about web design and Internet marketing for leading online learning companies, Lynda.com, CreativeLive and KelbyOne.

She has taught courses at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California as an adjunct professor. She’s also been a guest lecturer at more than 30 universities in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Warner teaches Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on entrepreneurial journalism in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas.

When she’s not traveling, she is based in Southern California where she lives with her husband.