Gustavo Faleiros

Founder and editor, InfoAmazonia
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Gustavo Faleiros

Founder and editor, InfoAmazonia
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Biography

Gustavo Faleiros specializes in environmental and data journalism. In 2012, he launched InfoAmazonia, a digital news platform that uses satellite and other publicly available data to monitor information from the nine countries of the Amazon rainforest. The network sprang from earlier accomplishments at the Brazilian news site OECO, where he was a reporter and editor from 2006 to 2012. As a Knight Fellow of the International Center for Journalists (2012-14) he worked as reporter and trainer on data journalism for Folha de São Paulo, the largest newspaper in Brazil. Also during this period he helped create the Environmental News Innovation Lab, which produced the InfoAmazonia platform as well as software for publishing geolocated content, called JEO. For three years, as the manager of the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a global network of environmental journalists, he was directly involved on creating several geojournalism platforms in Africa and Latin America. Two examples are InfoCongo.org in Central Africa and CartoChaco in Paraguay. With expertise on mapping narratives, EJN has been developing training materials published at Geojournalism.org. Faleiros began his career as a reporter for the financial newspaper Valor Econômico, where he covered energy and sanitation. He studied journalism at Catholic University of São Paulo and holds a master’s in environmental politics from King’s College London.

Sessions as a Speaker

Make ‘em Sizzle: Turn Up the Heat on Slow Environmental Stories

29 October 2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • University of California, Berkeley

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Science Journalism

29 October 2017
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • University of California, Berkeley