WORK AS A CONSULTANT AND INSTRUCTOR
After she won two international prizes (IAPA – Interamerican Press Association- and Reuters Foundation), between 1991 and 1993, different organizations of some countries had invited her to share her experiences to another journalists, working like her, without a lot of resources, or in small media. Her first course, on Investigative Reporting and Transparency, was dictated in 1993 for CELAP, the Latin American Center of Journalism, in Panama, where she continues collaborating regularly. In 2002, after observing the problems that the Latin American reporters had with the use of the numbers, she decided to create a new course, unique in Spanish until this moment, called “Mathematics for Journalists”. The following year designed the course "Applied Statistic to the Journalism: How to detect fraud and manipulation in electoral polls", including methods for survey’s evaluation, with the purpose of making a contribution to the reporter's role on the process of electoral transparency. In 2005, she designed the course “Documentation On line: How to investigate without leaving your desk", presented for the first time in Panama and Venezuela at the end of that year. In this course, Crucianelli overturned her experience like investigative journalist, in the intense use of the Internet to look for public documents, hard to find in government offices. She used the Web all the time, as a way to make easy to have free access to the information and doing possible to get local information outside our own countries, in foreign databases. Between 2006 and 2007 designed a method for to evaluate the quality of Government’s Websites, based on the analysis of twelve variables, for The Trust of The Americas of the OAS. The experience was developed in Central America. Since 2004 collaborate regularly as instructor and consultant for the Knight Center of the University of Texas, Austin, USA (http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/knightcenternews_article.php?page=6837); also for International University of The Florida (FIU), in Miami, USA, as a member of it staff (http://www.fiu.edu/~imc/contact.htm) Also helped and collaborated with international organizations, most of them involved in the transparency defense and the fight against the corruption: Radio Nederland Training Center (San José, Costa Rica); Trust of the OAS (Washington DC, USA); Program of United Nations for the Development, UNDP (Tegucigalpa, Honduras), International Center of Journalists, ICFJ, (Washington, USES), among others. Last year, after 28 in the exercise of the journalistic profession, uninterrupted way, she decided to present a proposal to the Knight Center of the University of Texas, to create a new on-line course that allows to the reporters of county of the countries of Hispanic speech basically, overturning their experiences and knowledge in new educational contents. For that, - between March and June, 2006 -, she designed, wrote and edited in all the formats (text, video, etc.) the course called "Digital Tools of the Investigative Journalism". After the KC agrees her idea, it was incorporated to the system of Education at Distance in October of the last year. The convocation had a record level of applications, overcoming the 200 applicants and including Hispanic journalists for the first time from USA, Spain, Iraq, Japan and France. Given the discharge demands observed, Crucianelli intended to the KC to experience a bigger size of the class that conventionally was of 25 students for course, requesting 100 were accepted, proposal that it was accepted. When concluding the experience, the levels of satisfaction with relationship to the global quality of the imparted education overcame 80% of the total of the class. The second convocation of the course, whose classes are already in active process, broke a new record of applications overcoming in this case the 300 applications. Last version, 101 reporters take her course from different cities of 18 different countries. Most are county reporters.