Maite Fernandez

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

Currently the engagement strategist for CQ Roll Call, she was previously communications director for the International Center for Journalists — and managing editor at before that. Maite worked as a reporter for the national daily newspaper El Observador and for its website, She blogs regularly about open data, data journalism and tech tools for journalists, among other topics.

Latest Stories

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

Voice of America hopes its mobile app will turn every user into a contributor

With its app in 43 languages, the news organization hopes to tap into a network of 200 million potential contributors across the world.

Maite Fernandez | March 31, 2014

When the data set you need doesn't exist: creative ways to find and collect data from #NICAR14

A panel at the recent National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) conference gave tips on and examples of how to gather data from scratch.

Maite Fernandez | March 06, 2014

Top data journalism resources

A roundup of more than 50 data journalism resources from all over the world.

Maite Fernandez | February 14, 2014

Dataminr for News aims to help reporters spot breaking stories in a sea of tweets

A service that helps spot the signal in the noise on Twitter is developing a tool for journalists and newsrooms.

Maite Fernandez | February 03, 2014

Digital journalism pioneer: Traditional publishers are leaving the field open for media innovators

In Part II of his interview with IJNet, Gumersindo Lafuente discusses lessons learned from a failed startup, projects that inspire him and why journalists must embrace tech.

Maite Fernandez | January 16, 2014

Por Causa uses data journalism to analyze the roots of poverty

Digital news veteran Gumersindo Lafuente talks with IJNet about his new venture.

Maite Fernandez | January 09, 2014