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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini
Director, Data Concentration Program, Journalism School, Columbia University


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.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 14
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Juan Huerta (Goldman Sachs Consumer Lending Group), Robert Passarella (Alpha Features), Giannina Segnini (Journalism School, Columbia University), Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Anand Sanwal (CB Insights), Michael Casey (MIT Media Lab), Diane Chang (Intuit), Jeff McMillan (Morgan Stanley), Tanvi Singh (Credit Suisse), Kelley Yohe (Swift Capital), Michelle Bonat (Data Simply), Susan Woodward (Sand Hill Econometrics), Robert Passarella (Alpha Features)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
Finance is information. From analyzing risk and detecting fraud to predicting payments and improving customer experience, data technologies are transforming the financial industry. And we're diving deep into this change with a new day of data-meets-finance talks, tailored for Strata + Hadoop World events in the world's financial hubs. Read more.
11:30am–12:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 14
Giannina Segnini (Journalism School, Columbia University), Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Offshore leaks, Lux leaks, Swiss leaks, Bahamas leaks, and the Panama Papers—all have one thing in common: they were all uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Giannina Segnini and Mar Cabra explain how this global network of muckrakers uses technology to deal with big data and find cross-border stories that have worldwide impact. Read more.