Mariano Blejman

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Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariano Blejman is creating the first news innovation contest in Latin America. Blejman is an editor and media entrepreneur specializing in data-driven journalism. In 2011, he co-founded Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, a local chapter of the group that brings technologists and journalists together to find solutions to information problems. Prior to his Knight Fellowship, Blejman worked at the Argentine newspaper Página/12 for 14 years. He was an editor and writer for the digital culture section and editor-in-chief of a weekly supplement on youth culture, rock music and technology.

Latest Stories

Lessons learned from building data journalism teams in Latin America

ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariano Blejman reflects on lessons learned while launching and running HacksLabs, the first data journalism accelerator in Latin America.

Mariano Blejman | October 02, 2015

Five projects that 'Follow the Money' in Latin America receive HacksLabs funding

Five data-driven projects produced during the regional hackathon La Ruta de Dinero (The Money Trail) will receive support from HacksLabs, the first accelerator of data journalism projects in Latin America.

Mariano Blejman | July 22, 2014

Nine tips for talking with potential investors

What is an investor in early-stage news media looking for? What does a journalist or team of journalists need in order to generate venture capital interest? Here are nine tips to keep in mind.

Mariano Blejman | July 03, 2014 platform helps journalists automatically analyze thousands of documents

Journalists can use to find patterns in events and information more quickly and easily.

Mariano Blejman | June 05, 2014

The Money Trail, a regional hackathon for tracking the flow of currency

Hacks/Hackers Latin America will host a regional hackathon June 7, during which participants in 14 cities will create projects to track the flow of money from place to place.

Mariano Blejman | May 29, 2014

Three projects that aim to reinvent the news in Latin America receive Media Factory funding

Media Factory, a startup accelerator which focuses exclusively on the business of online news and journalism, has chosen its first class of entrepreneurs.

Mariano Blejman | May 26, 2014

HacksLabs aims to accelerate data journalism in Latin America

The first incubator for data-driven journalism in Latin America will grant a total of US$100,000 to projects in the region.

Mariano Blejman | April 10, 2014

Startup culture should lead change in Latin American journalism

A stronger focus on measurement, augmenting reality, embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and other predictions for journalism across the region in 2014.

Mariano Blejman | December 30, 2013