Nathalie Alvaray studied the behavior of people and networks throughout her Stanford experiences, exploring innovation from many perspectives. She took classes in design thinking, digital culture, problem solving, coaching and systems thinking, learning how to form teams that can engage in creative processes and innovative ideas. At the Graduate School of Business, she participated in classes about social innovation, platform competition and entrepreneurship. At the economics department, she engaged with graduate students and faculty working on behavior and innovation. She prototyped a news app for breaking the “echo chamber” of news consumption and also learned the tools for forecasting in technology.
Developing a model that can be used to help news organizations be more nimble and responsive to the changing media ecosystem.
Nathalie Alvaray is content director for Runrun.es, a news startup, and a media consultant who organizes multimedia and coverage planning workshops for Venezuelan journalists. Alvaray spent 15 years at the media company Cadena Capriles in various leadership roles. From 2009-14, she was vice president of media and led a pioneering project to create, from four separate newsrooms, the first integrated newsroom in Venezuela. The transition included a new digital focus, with reporters feeding five different company websites. Before becoming vice president, she was media coordinator overseeing editorial quality, new projects, web development and research and development. Earlier in her career, she was chief editor of the Sunday edition and the investigative unit at the company’s Ultimas Noticias. Alvaray has a master’s degree in communications industry management from Emerson College in Boston.
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