Mar Cabra is the head of the Data & Research Unit at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, known for high impact exposés such as the Panama Papers or Luxembourg Leaks. Her team produces the organization’s key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She has been an ICIJ staff member since 2011, and is also a member of the network, participating in projects that have won more than two dozen awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Data Journalism Award twice. She also received the Spanish Larra Award in 2012 to the country’s most promising journalist under 30.
Mar fell in love with data while being a Fulbright scholar and fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in 2009/2010. Since then, she’s promoted data journalism in her native Spain, co-creating the first ever masters degree on investigative reporting, data journalism and visualization and the national data journalism conference.
She previously worked in television (BBC, CCN+ and laSexta Noticias) and her work has been featured in the International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, PBS, El País, El Mundo and El Confidencial, among others.