Giannina Segnini is currently the director of the Data Concentration program at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Previously, Giannina led a team of journalists and computer engineers fully dedicated to unfolding investigative stories by analyzing and visualizing public databases. Since 1994, she has led the Investigative unit at La Nación; its revelations have led to more than 50 criminal cases against politicians, businessmen, and officials. She also coaches cross-border investigations in Latin America and is part of the grand jury for the first Global Award on Data Journalism (Global Editors Network/Google).
Giannina has trained hundreds of journalists on investigative journalism and database journalism in Latin America, the US, Europe, and Asia and has served as trainer and consultant for several media and academic organizations such as the Journalism School at Columbia University in New York, News International in the UK, the Icelandic and Finnish Association of Investigative Journalism, O Globo and Folha de São Paulo in Brazil, El Tiempo in Colombia, El Nacional and Cadena Capriles in Venezuela, El Periódico and Siglo XXI in Guatemala, the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, Freedom House, Inter American Press Association (IAPA), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Instituto de Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), USAID, and Grupo de Diarios de América. She frequently speaks at high-level international conferences on investigative journalism, such as the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, the International Anti-Corruption Conference held by Transparency International, the International Press Institute (IPI), the News World Summit, and the Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism.
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