On September 30, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its second class of “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the second in a series of 30 features about these impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
Despite his youth, Denis already has 10 years of experience in the newsroom. During that time, he’s quickly climbed from being a local news reporter to being editor of the Web site before specialising in investigative and data journalism.
Denis was instrumental in creating El Heraldo’s first data journalism section and reactivated the newspaper’s investigative unit, which now is recognised as one of the most prestigious journalism units in Honduras.
“Our research works have a great echo in other media and generally provoke actions in the decision-makers of Honduras. Our data journalism has helped to understand complex issues, such as the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and to send alerts about the epidemiological situation.”
Additionally, El Heraldo now has a fact-checking unit, thanks to Denis.
“We are the first traditional medium to operate with this unit. As a result, we have the first generation of fact checkers in Honduras.” And though he has already made lasting changes, he is excited to make even more in the future.