Knight Fellow and Twitter Team Up to Illustrate Women's Inequality

Mar 102014

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariana Santos, an expert in data visualization and animation, worked with Twitter data editor Simon Rogers on this animated video to showcase women’s inequality in the workplace.

Their video decided to focus on some of the reasons why, even in 2014, many women are still losing in the workplace.

Overcoming this inequality in the media industry is a driving force of Santos’ Knight Fellowship; she launched Chicas Poderosas, a group that is empowering women in media to improve their positions and find their voices in newsrooms across Latin America.

Santos and Rogers have worked together on several data-driven animations. From this experience, Rogers shared his advice for writing a script for and collaborating on an animation.

Read Rogers’ post on IJNet.


The International Journalists' Network, IJNet, keeps professional and citizen journalists up to date on the latest media innovations, online journalism resources, training opportunities and expert advice. ICFJ produces IJNet in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. IJNet is supported by donors including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.