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Jose Zamora is currently a JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He previously joined Univision in June 2012, where he leads strategic communications for Univision News. In that role he is responsible of ensuring that content produced by Univision’s news division has the widest possible reach and impact. Jose also manages the integration of media innovations into the newsroom and helps develop partnerships with foundations, nonprofits and other media and technology organizations that allow Univision News to further inform, engage and empower its audience.
Prior to joining Univision, Jose managed Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge, an initiative to spur media innovation across the world. Zamora also helped manage Knight Foundation’s journalism program, where he helped develop over 100 grants to advance media innovation and freedom of the press. Zamora’s work included pioneering new type of grants and funding mechanisms such as program related investments and creating intellectual property language and open-source software guidelines for new experimental grant-making.
He is a journalist and a former news executive with elPeriódico in Guatemala. He has a law degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, a specialization in media law from Oxford’s Media Law Advocates Programme and a master’s in public affairs and a certification in mediation from the University of Texas at Austin, and a strategic marketing management executive program certificate from Stanford University. Jose serves on the board of directors of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation and on the advisory board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He also served board of the Online News Association from 2014 to 2018.