Wilson Liévano, GroundTruth Project

Wilson Liévano

GroundTruth Project

Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Wilson:

The do’s and don'ts of religion reporting

This column originally appeared in Navigator, GroundTruth’s newsletter for early-career journalists. You can subscribe to Navigator here. Just 25 years ago, most publications had an established religion beat reporter covering expressions of faith across communities and their intersection with world affairs. But the woes of the industry have made that position a luxury that only very few → Read More

Five tips to protect yourself from threats and harassment

This column originally appeared in Navigator, GroundTruth’s newsletter for early-career journalists. You can subscribe to Navigator here. In these times of rising attacks against the media, where journalists have been called “enemies of the people” and have suffered violence and imprisonment at “unprecedented levels,” the veil between online and real-life threats has become thin, forcing … → Read More

Tips for finding and pitching stories with a race-focused angle

Although the racial and ethnic compositions of newsrooms in the United States is still overwhelmingly white, minorities have started to make some gains. The percentage of people of color in newsrooms went from 16.5 in 2017 to 22.6 in 2018, and those in management positions increased from 13.4 percent to 19 percent in the same period, according to the annual American Society of News Editors… → Read More

Tips on covering local communities from a Report for America corps member

This column usually features the advice from academics and experienced journalists, but for this installment we wanted to feature the perspective of a young, emerging reporter who reflects on the work he has done in the past few months and offers his own tips. → Read More

How to advocate for yourself in the newsroom

When there are disagreements in the newsroom, some young journalists lash out in a way that can be perceived as entitled, while others prefer to lower their heads and stay silent, but in doing so they are depriving their newsrooms of potentially useful ideas, and enabling a culture where hierarchy trumps feedback. Ultimately, they are doing a disservice to readers. So, what can you do? → Read More

Peruvians are Going to Extreme Lengths to Convince Ricardo Gareca to Remain Their National Team Coach

Like a lover who feels their partner slipping away, Peruvians are desperately trying to convince Ricardo Gareca to remain as the coach of the national team. → Read More

Súpercampeones: The Anime That Inspired a Generation of Latin American Soccer Greats

James Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Chicharito and Andrés Iniesta shared the same soccer idol when they were growing up: a Japanese anime character. → Read More

Mexican Fans Join Colombia in #NoEraPenal Solidarity

After a dubious penalty in favor of England put them in the lead over Colombia at the World Cup, Mexican fans joined Colombians in solidarity. → Read More

At Age 23, Carlos Bacca Was Selling Fish to Get By. Today, He's One of Colombia's Top Scorers

There are many rags to riches stories in soccer, but Carlos Bacca's stands out because of his perseverance and work ethic. → Read More

Twitter is Roasting Neymar For His Over the Top Drama in Brazil-Mexico World Cup Match

If Neymar ever decides to retire from soccer, he could have a great back up career as a telenovela actor. → Read More

Telemundo Suspends On-Air Talent Over Racist "Slant Eye" Gestures Following South Korea's World Cup Win

Telemundo issued an apology and suspended two of its hosts after they made racist gestures on live television following South Korea's World Cup win. → Read More

These Mexican Soccer Fans Swapped the Offensive "Eeh, Puto" Chant for a Luismi Song, and It's Perfect

Mexican fans were captured starting the chant with the usual "¡Eeeeeeehhh!" But, in a plot twist, they instead sang the lyrics to "Entrégate," a classic Luis Miguel song. → Read More

Paul Pogba Gave a Post-Game Interview in Near Perfect Spanish and Twitter is Very Impressed

After France's victory over Peru, Bleus midfielder Paul Pogba turned a lot of heads by answering a reporter's question about Peru in near perfect Spanish. → Read More

Mexicans Are Streaming K-Pop Group BTS So Much, They’re Shooting Up the iTunes Mexico Chart

After South Korea saved Mexico from elimination in the group stage, it seemed like the entire nation of Mexico was suddenly a BTS fan. → Read More

Maradona Achieved New Levels of Extra at the Argentina-Nigeria Match

Maradona stole the show at the Argentina-Nigeria match, creating some of the most meme-able moments of the World Cup so far. → Read More

The Most Emotional Fan Reactions to Peru's First World Cup Goal in 36 Years

32 million Peruvians rejoiced today, as Andre Carrillo scored Peru's first World Cup goal in nearly four decades. → Read More

At the World Cup, Panama Plays in Honor of Slain Teammate Amilcar Henriquez

Panama's historic stint at the World Cup has been bittersweet, as the team mourns teammate Amilcar Henriquez, killed by gunshot in April of 2018. → Read More

Colombia's Yerry Mina is Using his Goal-Scoring Salsa Choke Dance For a Good Cause

Mina is challenging Colombians to submit a video dancing to "Caíste en la Trampa," to raise funds to build a soccer field in his hometown of Guachené. → Read More

Argentines May Not Win at Soccer, But Their Insult Game is Truly Peerless

Argentine fans reacted to the Croatia loss in their own inimitable style: with elaborate insults that Twitter's expanded character limit couldn't contain. → Read More

30 Years Ago, He Destroyed Peru's Chances at the World Cup. Now, He's the Man Who Got Them There

Almost 33 years ago, Ricardo Gareca squashed Peru's chances of qualifying for the 1986 World Cup.Today he's the man who led them out exile. → Read More