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

To take your coding practice to the next level, build something

Getting stuck while you learn coding is more common than you think. Here are a few strategies that will help you move forward.

Maite Fernandez | June 17, 2013

Mapping platform CartoDB is a powerful data visualization tool anyone can use

Whether you're a developer or have no coding experience, CartoDB lets you create maps and analyze millions of data points.

Maite Fernandez | June 04, 2013

Journalism trainer: 'You cannot be afraid of technology'

IJNet talked with Laressa Watlington, a multimedia journalist and trainer who helped create a handbook in Spanish to help journalists thrive in an ever-shifting media landscape.

Maite Fernandez | April 11, 2013

How a new app delivers school performance data to the public in Kenya

Muchiri Nyaggah, a developer with the Code4Kenya project, explains efforts to make open education data more accessible to the public.

Maite Fernandez | April 10, 2013

ProConIt, a social debate moderating tool, takes aim at user comments

Getting the comments section right has been a tough job for news organizations. This new tool promises to help.

Maite Fernandez | March 31, 2013

Project aims to build 'ultimate hacker journalism master’s program'

The For Journalism project will "take journalists from novice to expert" in news app development.

Maite Fernandez | March 12, 2013

Source website brings together the growing community of news developers

News developers are becoming key players in newsrooms these days, producing some of the most innovative work in journalism. A new site is bringing the growing community together.

Maite Fernandez | March 01, 2013

How a Spanish website fills a void in science and tech news

Devoted to the coverage of science, environment, health and technology news, Materia wants to be the go-to science publication in the Spanish-speaking world.

Maite Fernandez | February 06, 2013