ABOUT: JORGE NIETO

JOURNALIST / PRODUCER / FIXER / VISUAL STORYTELLER 

We’re really privileged, those of use who dedicate ourselves to this work, despite everything we have to face. It’s a profession that takes a lot of will, a lot of passion, but it leaves you with tremendous experiences as well. I don’t think I was wrong to dedicate the rest of my life to it. I’m very happy doing what I do, having the chance to travel, to gain knowledge. I want to be part of creating change so that more people understand the value of information, the value of freedom of expression, in order to have a better community."

Jorge Nieto- (from interview with Roads and Kingdoms about his work in Journalism)

AWARDS

  • Finalist for San Diego Latino Film Festival as Director, 2019

  • Emmy Award winning Producer, 2014

WORKSHOPS 

  • Conducted workshop for Frontline Freelance Mexico 'How to be a Fixer', in Mexico (online from Australia), 2021

  • HEFAT, International Women’s Media Foundation, Mexico State, Mexico, 2019

  • Training for Fixers in Ethics, Safety and First Aid for the Resilience Project, Global Initiative, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019

  • Journalist 360 new Digitial Tools workshop, USA Consulate, Tijuana, Mexico, 2018

  • New Media Digital Innovations  Journalist Workshop, USA Consulate, Tijuana, Mexico, 2018

  • On December 5, 2017, Mexico Research Centre from the University of California San Diego I helped organise the workshop "How to Cover the Border" with the winner of the Pulitzer Prize Julia Preston

  • Selected to attend Sound Report and Urban Topics Workshop, Fundacion Gabriel Marquez para el Nueveo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), El Salvador, 2017

  • Selected to attend Fundacion Nuevo Periodismos Iberoamericano workshop, 2014, Colombia

  • Selected for the workshop with Alejandro Sanchez, IBERO, Tijuana, Mexico, 2014

  • Selected to attend the workshop for journalists who cover stories in high-risk areas, Sponsored by Article 19 (London), Toluca, Mexico, 2013

  • Selected to attend Immigration Issues workshop, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) Tijuana, Mexico, 2013

  • Selected as the only journalist from Mexico to attend the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2012, USA.

 EDUCATION 
  Bachelor of Communications and Social Science, UABC, Tijuana, 2006

ABOUT 

Jorge is a Mexican born Emmy Award-winning freelance Video Journalist, Fixer/Field Producer and Camera Operator. Jorge  lives in Australia and works as a Creative Content Developer for Trending Media Australia

Through Jorge's and his team (JN Productions) special knowledge of the language, culture and physical area of Latin America his team is sought after by foreign network as a Field Producer/ Fixer. Jorge and his team have worked with international media outlets from the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Italy, Japan, South Korea, China, Egypt, Russia, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

 

A recent highlight, is at the end of 2021, Jorge organised from Australia his team in Mexico to work with Hope Productions ( a French production company of documentary and institutional films, created by Yann Arthus Bertrand and Jean Yves Robin) for an important project. 

 

Jorge also manages his team of JN Productions in Mexico who provide news stories for US & Mexican news outlets & agencies such as Reuters, Imagen Television, Telemundo, Border Report.com, Estrella TV, LA Times en Espanol, Sintesis TV and other networks. The team also creates short films on topics such as migration and social justice.

Jorge's expertise are often sought after to provide his opinion and insight in relation to topics involving journalism, border journalism, migration/asylum seekers and human rights for national and international news outlets. Jorge has been on the panel for ABC Australia's radio program, Al Jazeera- Qatar (English) and Al Jazeera- The Stream- DC, USA, Telemundo, San Diego, USA and the BBC. 

JORGE'S BACKGROUND

Jorge gained insight into journalism from a young age as a result of working as a teenager for his Father who was a Journalist and Director of a television network. Eventually, Jorge pathed his own way in his journalism career after completing a Bachelor of Communications and Social Science and began working for Sintesis TV of whom he worked for between 2003 to 2015. He started his career with Sintesis doing audio work, a year later working the cameras and writing notes.

 

Jorge then went onto being a Reporter and TV Anchor. Jorge’s then went into freelance journalism for LA networks and became known for his journalism covering the issues of drug trafficking, narco’s, migration and human rights. Later also expanded into field production and commercial productions prior to growing his team for JN Productions.

The Team
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EMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER/ JOURNALIST
  

Danger, Despair and Hope at the Border, Steve Atkinson, JW August, Michael G. Mora, Juan Pablo Medina,   

Jorge Armando Nieto, KGTV 10News

VIDEOS FROM OR ABOUT WORKSHOPS 

Fundacion Nuevo Periodismos iberoamericano Colombia

Jorge waschosen to take part in the seven day workshop with the prestigious Brazillian journalist Caco Barceo

Article 19 Journalists who cover stories in high risk areas Toluca, Mexico 

Jorge was selected to attend the Article 19 week long workshop that included fifteen journalists from different states of Mexico 

Video about Jorge's selection for the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, United States Department of State  Tijuana, Mexico 

Selected as the only journalist from Mexico to attend Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2012

Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

US Consultate 2011

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Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

Alejandro Sanchez,IBERO 2014

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Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

Audio Visual, Colombia, 2014

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Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

Specialising in migration, COLEF, 2013

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Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

Article 19, Journalists working in high conflict areas, 2013

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Journalist Workshop
Journalist Workshop

Edward Murrow, Chigago, 2012

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