Terra.com Journalist, Monica Godoy, Honored by Foundation for a New Iberian-American Journalism,...

Terra.com Journalist, Monica Godoy, Honored by Foundation for a New Iberian-American Journalism, an Organization Founded by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Receives Recognition for Outstanding Journalism Online



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Coral Gables, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 2, 2005–The Foundation for a New Iberian-American Journalism named Monica Godoy and Terra.com contributors among four finalists in the Internet category of its annual journalism awards. Godoy was the only representative in the U.S. to be honored, with her work serving as an example of the best of Latin American journalism online.

Her work, Juventud al Desnudo, (http://www.terra.com/especiales/juventud), distinguished itself among the 347 entries in the fourth annual Premio Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX+FNPI. Juventud al Desnudo reports on the opinions of more than 3,300 Terra.com users age 18 to 34. In Juventud al Desnudo, Godoy discusses young adults’ opinions about who they are, what they represent and their positions on the following issues: religion, beauty, sex and politics, among others. In the second round, her work was judged by a selective panel of international judges including distinguished Latin American journalists and led by the Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The Foundation for a New Iberian-American Journalism is a non-profit organization, established in 1994 and presided by the journalist and writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Foundation was born from the desire of Garcia Marquez’ to share experiences and promote the continuing education of journalists from Iberian-American countries. The Foundation is an institution that implements and supports projects to stimulate innovation and improve the field of journalism. Special attention is placed on social, political, cultural and environmental challenges faced by Latin American countries. The Foundation defines itself as an international center for the professional development of journalists.

Fernando Rodriguez, CEO of Terra commented, “Our high quality content is made possible by Terra’s gifted journalists. Monica’s award is proof of such talent. Her work, Juventud al Desnudo, gives us a revealing snapshot about the beliefs, values and concerns of Hispanic youth living in today’s American society.”

Godoy was born in Colombia. She began her career as a journalist at age 16 through her work at the newspaper, El Tiempo. Later she worked in the magazines Cambio 16 and Semana. Godoy took a sabbatical to travel and finish her studies in London. Then in 2000 she joined Terra.com in Miami, where she is dedicated to writing special reports and publishing articles about a variety of topics.

About Terra Networks S.A.

Terra Networks is a global Internet group with a presence in the U.S. and Latin America. The group operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Spain and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.

Terra.com is the U.S. Hispanic arm of the Terra Networks group providing portal and value-added services to Spanish speaking users in the U.S. Terra is a leader in the U.S. Hispanic online market according to comScore Media Metrix and Nielsen/NetRatings.

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Terra.com Journalist, Monica Godoy, Honored by Foundation for a New Iberian-American Journalism, an Organization Founded by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Receives Recognition for Outstanding Journalism Online