“I decided to go into journalism because I love the idea of exploring people. It’s what motivated me to study sociology in university as well, because in sociology you get to examine how people communicate and relate to one another. In other words, I have been part of journalism since university even if I did not formally study it at the time. I also wanted to be part of history, because to me being at the right place when history happens is a lot more fun than hearing about it.”
Iscar Blanco, Multimedia Managing Editor of VOA’s Spanish Service, works to engage his audience with news and history. He tracks audience preferences by analyzing web traffic statistics for the entire Spanish Service site. Iscar moved to multimedia from more traditional journalism because of his own interest and to merge the skills of a young, web-savvy generation with those of veteran reporters. Before joining VOA, Iscar worked as a reporter and producer for CNN and BBC while completing his Masters in Journalism at the University of Miami.