Sandra Crucianelli

Sandra Crucianelli

Who is?

Sandra Crucianelli is a journalist specializing in Investigative Journalism and Precision Journalism, with emphasis on digital sources and Data Journalism.

Since 2004 collaborate as instructor and consultant for the Knight Center of the University of Texas, Austin, USA (; also for International University of The Florida (FIU), in Miami, USA, as a member of its staff (

Founder and editor in charge of digital magazine, based on digital sources, hiperlocal news in Bahía Blanca City, Argentina.

Crucianelli is the author of "Digital Tools for Journalists", a book published in Spanish (Knight Center, Texas University), also translated into Portuguese. Download the book through the link:

Member of the advisory board of the Center for Digital Journalism Education at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. The Centre's main functions are to contribute to the training of journalists and communicators in Latin America and the United States to promote and facilitate the production of quality journalism on the Internet, and generate, through the Centre of Digital Journalism, research and studies that reveal and analyze processes and phenomena related to the production, communication and dissemination of information on national and international contexts.


Since 1997 she works in Channel 7, open Television Station, (Artear SA, Clarin Group) and conduce its daily Program News called “Siete Mundo”, as an analytic journalist and opinion segment’s editor.

When she decided began to work in TV, had the opportunity to create a unit of investigative journalism, that she started without economic resources, only with the collaboration of a group of students. They investigated topics related with the defense of the human rights, the accusation of polluting factors inside the industrial area in her city, the control of the privatized service industries publics and the consumer's defense. 

She concentrated their work as a journalist through a segment opinion and the research about new ways to get digital and public documentation on the Web. The thematic focus was centered in the promotion of the social control on the part of the citizens.

Crucianelli was been worth of the opinion gender, differentiating it of the hard news inside the journalist, to maintain alert to the citizens regarding irregularities and social injustices, defending the rights of its community, especially of the neediest social sectors or the violation to the human rights. Their investigations come marking a call of attention to the authorities regarding pending tasks: transparency in public budget, provision of the essential public services (as drinking water and electricity) or controls in health questions, environmental contamination and urban security.

Creator of Blog's Program News: 


Digital Journalism, Digital Tools for Reporters, Mathematics, Statistics, Investigative Journalism, Precision Journalism.

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Work History

Work History

She develops her professional career in Bahia Blanca city, Argentina, southest of the county of Buenos Aires and distant 680 kilometers of the capital of her country.

Crucianelli lives in Bahia Blanca city, Argentina, where she studied Biochemistry at National University of the South. For that reason she initially was specialized in scientific journalism and later in investigation and precision journalism.  As a newspaper’s reporter in 1989, (La Nueva Daily) she was one of the Argentinean first journalists that introduced the practice of the investigative journalism in the provinces. Until that moment, only the big media of Buenos Aires or the capitals of the provinces made investigative journalism. 



National University of the South
She studied biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional del SurAlso took specialized courses in Cientific Journalism (UBA) and in Investigative Journalism (University of Miami), as a part of a scholarship won for Reuters Foundation.Dates: Biochemistry at National University of the South, Bahía Blanca city, Argentina (1980-1989) Cientific Journalism, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1989-1991) Investigative Journalism, Miami University, USA, Reuters Foundation Program (1993)



Principal goal as an Investigative Consultant

First journalist in Latin America to design a method for a new quantitative technique, to measure the real access to virtual government documents on line, in the e-gov websites (September, 2007). An investigation on 160 government’s websites in Central America, 4 countries, to measure the quality of the public government documents on line, published for Trust of the  OAS: Her principal discover was the outline of public documents on the Nicaragua Websites (like, since president Ortega became in charge. Also, she created Solo Local.Info, a digital magazine with hiperlocal contents, based on digital resources. (also She designed too the first post degree for Anticorruption National Commission of Honduras, beginning in 2008 February, dedicated to learn about how to investigate public administration affairs. In the same field, Crucianelli wrote the chapter about investigation in journalist, for the book “Quality in Journalism”, edited by the Argentina Forum of Journalists, in the Second International Meeting of FOPEA, December 2007 Named member of Advisory Council of Freedom of Expression, Access to the Information and Journalistic Excellence Program, Trust of the Americas of the OAS, Washington DC, 2007 Member of the advisory board of the Center for Digital Journalism Education at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.   


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 (; also for International University of The Florida (FIU), in Miami, USA, as a member of it staff (   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.   



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