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 (see an example).
My favourite beat is…
Eastern European affairs. I love telling stories of Belarusian and Ukrainian natives that will make you cry. Like this one.
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!