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Karma Peiró

Journalist specializing in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Karma Peiró, journalist, began her career in 1992 with Spanish Television (TVE) and three years later came into contact with the new technologies through Servicom, the first Internet provider for private users. In 1995 coordinates the magazine Web, published by the Godó Group. In 1998 she coordinated the First International Congress on Electronic Publications and began as editor-in-chief for the magazine, where she works on different journalistic tasks concerned with the new technologies, Internet and the web.

From 2003 – 2007 she taught at the University of Vic, the International University of Catalonia and the Open University of Catalonia. In 2004 and 2005 she was director and presenter of the programme Bits de Nit on Catalunya Ràdio.

In 2007, Karma Peiró began working as Community Manager at La Vanguardia newspaper, and a year later she took up the same role at (2008-12), the TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio news portal.

In May 2013, she co-organised the 1st Data Journalism and Open Data Conference (#jpd13) at the CCCB with the investigative journalist Mar Cabra.

Currently, she is the coordinator of technology communities for the Creativity and Innovation Department at Barcelona City Council; she teaches Digital Journalism and Hypermedia Reporting and Production at the Blanquerna Communications Faculty, Ramon Llull University; co-produces the podcast “Ladridos al amo” on journalism and digital communication with the scientific journalist Luis Ángel Fernández Hermana; and imparts lectures and courses on data journalism, community management and digital journalism.

Karma Peiró is a member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Spain and coordinates the monthly Data Journalism sessions at the CCCB.

DonaTic Divulgació Award 2019.

Update: 29 April 2020


Has participated in

Artificial Intelligence for War or Peace?

Lecture by Luc Steels

Data Journalism. Work session (VIII)

How does the Los Angeles Times work with Data?

Data Journalism. Work session (VII)

Who guarantees the quality and authenticity of the data?

Data Journalism. Work session (VI)

Observing the data of my municipality

Data Journalism. Work session (V)

Data and new narratives

Data Journalism. Work session (IV)

Data for evaluating and mapping

Data Journalism. Work session (III)

Practical cases to understand statistical data

Data Journalism. Work session (II)

How to visualise social movements

Data Journalism. Work session (I)

Good practices in data searching and visualisations

Data Journalism. Work session (IV)

Working with Data in the New York Times and Scraping Workshop

Data Journalism. Work session (III)

Open data and open government

Data Journalism. Work session (II)

Google Fusion Tables

Data Journalism. Work session (I)

Excel and Google Drive for Journalists

I Data Journalism and Open Data Conference

When Data Tell Stories

Citizenship, Internet and Democracy

A New Public Sphere?