Maite Fernandez

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Maite is a native of Uruguay who loves all things web.

She is the communications director for the International Center for Journalists and previously was the managing editor at, a website that publishes training opportunities for journalists and stories on media trends in seven different languages. Maite worked as a reporter for the national daily newspaper El Observador and for its website, She blogs regularly about open data, data journalism, tech tools for journalists, among other topics.

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The six golden rules for journalists on Twitter and other tips

ICFJ Knight Fellows Chris Roper and Raymond Joseph covered the basic rules for journalists on Twitter at a webinar hosted by ICFJ Anywhere and Dow Jones. 

Maite Fernandez | December 15, 2015

The secrets behind successful digital-native media

ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariano Blejman led a Google Hangout sponsored by the Dow Jones Foundation on best practices for digital media.

Maite Fernandez | July 02, 2015

Yoani Sánchez’s 14ymedio aspires to become the go-to source of independent news for Cubans

The news site, celebrating its first-year anniversary, aims to make sure Cubans get the necessary information so they can make informed decisions in a post-Castro Cuba.

Maite Fernandez | May 26, 2015

Year in review: The 10 most important things that happened at the intersection of media and tech

From the leak of The New York Times innovation report to the craze over Serial, here are the 10 most relevant things that happened in media and news innovation. 

Maite Fernandez | December 31, 2014

How Fusion aims to be a digital-first TV network

Fusion's digital chief officer Daniel Eilemberg wants to use technology to build tools that increase online engagement with viewers. 

Maite Fernandez | October 07, 2014

Seven creative interactives that put the World Cup in context

Newsrooms are covering this year's World Cup in innovative ways and trying out new storytelling formats. Here’s a roundup of some of the best and most creative interactives we’ve found online.

Maite Fernandez | June 19, 2014

Anatomy of a news startup: Spain’s

Founded less than two years ago, this news website is already among the 10 most-read news sites in Spain. Its director, Ignacio Escolar, shares his advice with news entrepreneurs.

Maite Fernandez | May 16, 2014

Five takeaways from Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff’s keynote at #isoj14

At the International Symposium of Online Journalism, Bankoff shared insights about how he approaches hiring, what digital media must do to survive and why technology can’t be an afterthought.

Maite Fernandez | April 09, 2014