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

Data, personalized video and screenless computing among the tech trends for journalists in 2014

Media strategist Amy Webb picked the 10 tech trends journalists need to watch for during her presentation at the annual Online News Association (ONA) conference in Atlanta.

Maite Fernandez | October 22, 2013

Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism aims to give students a startup mindset

Tow-Knight Education Director Jeremy Caplan says the program helps students embrace creative thinking, problem solving, smart analysis and collaboration.

Maite Fernandez | October 09, 2013

In Argentina, La Nación's new app reveals public information about officials' assets

Public officials in Argentina are required to reveal their assets to the public, but the documents were buried in paper records until a newspaper and NGOs entered them into a database--by hand.

Maite Fernandez | September 30, 2013

How IVR Junction bridges the technology gap for people lacking smartphones

This voice-automated system allows people who have basic phones to be part of the global conversation by creating an audio forum and uploading their messages to social media.

Maite Fernandez | September 18, 2013

Chequeado wants to raise the level of public debate in polarized Argentina

Fact-checking is not always easy, but in a climate where no one can agree on exchange or inflation rates, it can be an ordeal.

Maite Fernandez | August 29, 2013

Should all journalism students be programmers?

Do all journalism students need to learn how to code? A panel of top journalists debated that question at the recent Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference. Here's a Storify recap.

Maite Fernandez | August 13, 2013

How a World Bank mobile app makes foreign aid data available to the public

The free World Bank finances app, available in nine languages, maps the bank’s projects, loans and grants worldwide.

Maite Fernandez | August 09, 2013

Transparency advocate: Open data movement must avoid 'Disney effect'

Felipe Heusser, founder and chief executive of Ciudadano Inteligente, an NGO that uses technology to promote open data and transparency in Chile and the region, calls for a more critical approach.

Maite Fernandez | July 10, 2013