Mar Cabra was the head of the Data & Research Unit at the Pulitzer Prize-winning International Consortium of Investigative Journalists during investigations such as the Panama and the Paradise Papers. She's currently on sabbatical.
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Democracy Depends on How We Archive and Share Data
A talk from Mar Cabra, former head of the Data & Research Unit at ICIJPosted on
What we do with data and documents after our reporting is done has a significant effect on the health of our democracies, says Mar Cabra, former head of the ICIJ Data & Research Unit.
How We Built the Data Team Behind the Panama Papers
How ICIJ went from having no data team to being a tech-driven media organizationPosted on
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been producing global investigations for more than 20 years, but it was only three and a half years ago that ICIJ created an in-house data team. Mar Cabra, who was head of the Data & Research Unit from its creation until September this year, recalls how it all started, the iterations on the software based on the reporting needs and the lessons learned along the way.
The People and Tech Behind the Panama Papers
How Long-Term Infrastructure-Building Enabled the Biggest Leak in Data Journalism HistoryPosted on
As the ICIJ-led consortium prepares for the second major wave of reporting on the Panama Papers, we spoke with Mar Cabra, editor of ICIJ’s Data & Research unit and lead coordinator of the data analysis and infrastructure work behind the leak. In our conversation, Cabra reveals ICIJ’s years-long effort to build a series of secure communication and analysis platforms in support of genuinely global investigative reporting collaborations.