Krystina Shveda

London, UK | Tel: 07478263380 | Email: | Twitter: @krystinashveda


A digital journalist with skills in data-driven investigation and visualisation, multimedia, community management and journalism innovation. In-depth reporting on Eastern European affairs. Leader of Hacks/Hackers Minsk.

Work experience

Data Journalism Intern, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (Apr. 2015, London, UK): Pitched and implemented data visualisations based on the Drone Wars datasets. Here is my blog post showcasing the visualisations I've done for TBIJ.

Data Journalism Intern, the MediaBriefing (Jan. 2015, London, UK): Analysed scraped and crowdsourced data, produced visualisations, wrote follow-ups, e.g. a story on shareability of content in major newsrooms.

In-house Journalist at EPAM (NYSE:EPAM), IT Services (Apr. 2011 – Sep. 2014, Minsk, Belarus): Started data and video team at HR; full-cycle production of infographics and video (idea generation, internal data analysis (Excel), script writing, project management, coordination of designers/video editors). Conducted interviews with top management and high profile customers, reported from the professional events (video journalism, live blogging, news), managed professional communities (social networks, meetups), helped organise conferences. Samples available upon request (corporate copyright); video sample here.

Literary Assistant, Peter R Cook (June – Sep. 2010, Provincetown, MA, USA): Conducted and wrote up interviews for documentaries about local communities.


MA Interactive Journalism, City University London (Sep. 2014 – July2015, London, UK): Data journalism, social media and engagement, online journalism, media law, journalism innovation. Full scholarship (ESSYB).

Undergraduate Degree in Translation (English/German/Russian), Belarusian State University (Sep. 2006 – June 2011, Minsk, Belarus): GPA 92%.



Projects, awards and volunteering

Leader of Hacks/Hackers Minsk (since Jan 2014). Find us on Facebook.

Special Commendation Prizes at two hackathons, team formula – Build The News 2 and 3 (Oct 2014, March 2015). Check our Save-my-Spot and SitRep projects on GitHub.

Volunteered at International Journalism Festival 2014 (Perugia), MozFest 2014, Logan Symposium 2014, news:rewired 2014 (London, UK).

Organised and conducted workshops on data journalism, e.g. Slideshare presentation, webinar follow-up blogpost; wrote tutorials, e.g. GitHub for dummies.

Advanced training and fellowships