This is a blog of an aspiring data-driven storyteller and digital community manager in London.
Contact me any time at krystSinashveda at gmail dot com. Or tweet me at @KrystinaShveda
I am a fresh graduate of the notoriously stressful but very effective City University London MA in Interactive Journalism . Now I can write a long read in three days. And find stories in many dull rows of data. And come up with hybrid data analysis strategies that are easy enough to be implemented by a non-programmer but complex enough not “to lie with statistics”.
If the above mentioned doesn’t work, I have a wide network of friends in journalism and development across Europe ( ).
My favourite beat is…
Eastern European affairs . I love telling stories of Belarusian and Ukrainian natives that will make you cry. .
Human rights activism ( ), media ( ), social issues ( ) are the other topics that I enjoy covering as a journalist.
My specialisation is…
online journalism , with all the inevitable consequneces.
I adore everything geeky, from statistical data analysis to scraping with Python to creating interactive visualisations to curating UGC .
I’ve worked in…
IT industry for 3.5 years, and this was where I fell in love with the nerd culture. At EPAM, I was doing anything from blogging to multimedia production to community management .
In London, I interned with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the MediaBriefing.
Originally I am…
half Belarusian half Ukrainian. I used to live in Minsk but I am currently based in London .
I was involved in organising Hacks/Hackers Minsk community .
This blog was created to accumulate my experiences, publications, creative experiments and ideas.
I’ll be happy to hear from you!