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

Five ways to crowdsource your reporting with Facebook

The Facebook + Journalists guide offers a few tips on improving your reporting by seeking help from readers.

Maite Fernandez | September 08, 2011

Five tips for journalists on personal branding in Facebook

Sandra Crucianelli, a TV reporter and expert on social networks, tells IJNet why personal branding is good for journalists and how to interact with readers on Facebook.

Maite Fernandez | August 30, 2011

Top resources for reporting on Hurricane Irene, aftermath

Here are IJNet's top picks for covering Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

Maite Fernandez | August 29, 2011

Mobile crowdsourced website expands in Latin America

HablaCentro, a website that allows people to publish news and information useful for their communities from their mobile phones, started in Guatemala and has now expanded to four Latin American countries.

Maite Fernandez | August 19, 2011

Five infographics that put the U.K. riots in perspective

Amid the chaos of the London riots, several news outlets put together powerful infographics to explain the breaking story. Here are IJNet's top picks for infographics that put the U.K. riots in perspective.

Maite Fernandez | August 10, 2011

Advanced data visualization tools for reporters

Prezi and amCharts are two free online data visualization tools that allow you to create beautiful, interactive graphics.

Maite Fernandez | August 03, 2011

Three ways journalists can use Google Plus for reporting

Even if the idea of keeping up with yet another social network makes you want to run and hide, here are some ways journalists will find Google Plus useful.

Maite Fernandez | July 22, 2011

Three easy data visualization tools for journalists

If you're a reporter new to data visualization, IJNet suggests these three free tools to make you (and your story) look better.

Maite Fernandez | July 14, 2011