El Nuevo Dia editor to discuss ‘Finding Your Voice in Media’

Benjamin Torres Gotay, deputy editor and columnist for El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 27 as a Poynter fellow in Journalism.

Benjamin Torres Gotay

Torres Gotay will give a talk titled “Finding Your Voice in Media: Contributions to Society Through Op-eds” 6-8:30 p.m. at La Casa Cultural, located at 301 Crown St. The public is invited.

A native of Puerto Rico, Torres Gotay attended the University of the Sacred Heart located in San Juan. While at the university, he studied journalism, and upon graduation embarked upon a career in the field. In addition to his work as deputy editor of El Nuevo Dia, he publishes weekly an award-winning column titled “Las cosas por su Nomre,” which translates approximately to “Things by their name.” Torres Gotay published his first novel last year, titled “Tatuajes en cuerpo de niña” (“Tattoos on the body of a girl”).

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Michael Forsythe, Seymour Hersh, and Claudia La Rocco.

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