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

New tool brings interactivity to Web video

Add photos, maps, Twitter searches and more to your videos with Mozilla's Popcorn Maker.

Maite Fernandez | December 28, 2012

Resources for covering Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, which has already killed more than 60 people in the Caribbean, could endanger 50 million as it hits the U.S. East Coast Monday, moves inland and collides with a winter storm. Here are useful resources for covering the storm and its aftermath.

Maite Fernandez | October 29, 2012

Four strategies for keeping up with the latest social media platforms

How do you decide which platforms to try out and which ones to ignore? And what strategy should you choose once you start a new account?

Maite Fernandez | October 18, 2012

Social media etiquette for journalists: how the rules have changed

Some practices that were frowned upon in the early days of social media engagement are no longer verboten.

Maite Fernandez | September 26, 2012

Five tips for news organizations that want to go mobile

Joey Marburger, mobile design director at The Washington Post, shares his tips for developing successful mobile news products.

Maite Fernandez | September 21, 2012

Online security tips for journalists

Robert Guerra, a specialist in cybersecurity and data privacy, gave a few safety tips every journalist should know in a webinar organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Maite Fernandez | August 21, 2012

SocialBro helps busy journalists manage Twitter overload

Whether you are a longtime Twitter fan or you started an account to keep up with the times, knowing everything you can about your followers can be powerful information. SocialBro can help you accomplish that.

Maite Fernandez | July 06, 2012

Data journalism: Three tools for getting started

A new data journalism handbook with contributions from ProPublica, The Guardian and The New York Times is a valuable resource for anyone looking to use more data in reporting. IJNet recommends these three tools.

Maite Fernandez | May 04, 2012