Mariana Santos

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica

Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariana Santos is creating teams of artists, developers and journalists to improve visual and interactive storytelling in Latin American media. She is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London.

A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She taught a course in interactive journalism at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and has held workshops in Argentina, Denmark and the United Kingdom. She began her career as a motion animator and post-production editor at Universal Music Berlin. Santos has a bachelor’s degree in communication design and industrial design from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. She completed a master’s degree in digital media at Hyper Island, an educational company in Stockholm.