Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli created the first team of investigative journalists who can track tax revenues earmarked for Argentina's crumbling public services. She specializes in digital resources and data journalism. She is the founder and editor of Sololocal, an online magazine that provides hyper-local news in Bahía Blanca City, Argentina, and has been an instructor and consultant for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas, Austin, since 2004.
Crucianelli also is an instructor for Florida International University’s International Media Center and the author of Digital Tools for Journalists, a Spanish- and Portuguese-language resource. She is on the advisory board of the Digital Journalism Center at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Crucianelli began her career at La Nueva in Bahía Blanca. She was one of the first journalists working outside Argentina’s capital to focus on investigative reporting. Crucianelli also worked at Channel 7, where she was a news analyst and launched an investigative-journalism team.
She studied biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional del Sur, and took specialized courses in scientific journalism from the University of Buenos Aires and investigative journalism from the University of Miami as a part of a Thomson Reuters Foundation scholarship.