An attractive, informative infographic or other interactive product can be the satisfying end result of a digital team's hard work.
But former Guardian interactive designer Mariana Santos says the process of getting there is just as important.
“For a team, it’s as much about the trip as it is about arriving,” says Santos, an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. She is the founder of Chicas Poderosas, a movement to train women to participate in technology in newsrooms throughout Latin America.
Santos recently conducted a training session on project management for interactive digital narration teams, in Santiago, Chile. Santos talked with IJNet about how to achieve great group dynamics and effective communication, which she says helps overall quality in newsrooms.
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