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 journalism project hopes to trace Argentina's desaparecidos

Mariano Blejman and a group of developers are using data journalism in a collaborative platform to find out more what happened to thousands of people who disappeared during Argentina's "Dirty War." He talked to IJNet about the project.

Maite Fernandez | April 19, 2012

Ken Auletta: "Digital is almost as disruptive to traditional media as electricity was to the candle business"

In this Q&A with IJNet, The New Yorker media columnist Ken Auletta weighs in about the digital revolution, The Huffington Post and why he doesn’t spend as much time as he would like on social media.

Maite Fernandez | December 14, 2011

Four excuses media executives give for not tweeting

Twitter has been credited with launching revolutions and ruining political careers. However, some high-level media executives still don't use it. Here's why.

Maite Fernandez | December 05, 2011

Beyond Google: Four search tools for journalists

Here are some search tools that Amy Webb, a tech and communications consultant, suggested in a talk at the Journalism Interactive conference at the University of Maryland.

Maite Fernandez | November 14, 2011

How journalists can use Foursquare for reporting

Here are some great ways to use geo-location app Foursquare to boost your reporting.

Maite Fernandez | November 01, 2011

How to use Google Refine for your next data news story

This free tool will come in handy when you need to clean up data for your next investigative project. IJNet prepared a basic guide on how to use it and a list of helpful resources to get you started.

Maite Fernandez | October 24, 2011

Inside Google News: How to engage readers and increase traffic

Google News specialist David Smydra explains the basics of Google's news aggregator and how publishers and journalists can use it to drive traffic.

Maite Fernandez | September 29, 2011

How data is driving innovative journalism

The Guardian Datastore, The Bay Citizen and The Texas Tribune, honored at the 2011 Knight-Batten Awards and Symposium for Innovations in Journalism, are creating data stories that inspire readers and drive traffic.

Maite Fernandez | September 09, 2011