March 4, 2015: Patrick Butler, vice president of programs at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), will visit Trinidad on March 9 to participate in an Elections Coverage Workshop hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association and the Association of Caribbean Media workers in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy.
Butler’s visit is under the auspices of the Embassy’s Speaker Program, which partners with local organizations to bring U.S. experts from diverse professions to share their knowledge and experience with local audiences.
Butler oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs and supervises program personnel. His areas of expertise are in best practices in journalism, contemporary issues in U.S. media, international journalism, journalism ethics, and localizing international news. He previously worked as a reporter and writer for 10 years at The State (Columbia, S.C.) working on general assignment, business, and feature news. Before joining The State, he worked at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the San Jose Mercury News. Butler completed a five-month Knight International Press Fellowship in Nicaragua in 1999. He has a B.A. in Spanish and journalism from the University of Missouri. He is fluent in Spanish and is proficient in French.
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges (PDF 131 KB)