Elaine Díaz Rodríguez is editor-in-chief at Periodismo de Barrio, an independent digital magazine focused on how climate change impacts vulnerable communities in Cuba, created in 2015. She contributes as a freelance journalist for The Guardian, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Univision, Global Voices, among others from Havana, Cuba, where she is permanently based.
She recently finished a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University (2014-2015). She has a degree on journalism from the University of Havana (2008) and a MA in Communication Sciences (2014). She has also worked as editor at the Inter Press Service bureau in Cuba.
She usually reports on sustainable development, energy, agriculture, corruption, climate change, biodiversity and Cuban society. She has lectured about these issues at the universities of Columbia, Brown, Tulane, Harvard, Baruch, Wright State, and Ohio State University.
Her personal blog “La Polémica Digital” is one of the most influential within the Cuban blogosphere.
Havana – A Changing Country
by Elaine Diaz