Carlos Martinez de la Serna
Carlos Martinez de la Serna is a career journalist exploring meaningful ways to produce, present and engage with news and information. Since the late nineties, when he joined the newsroom of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Carlos has been working across disciplines focused on media, health and technology. He helped build one of the largest Spanish-speaking news sites, has traveled extensively through East Africa and East Asia covering global health news and world affairs, and spent three years working in biotech on cancer research. In a previous life, he collected newspapers and spent nights recording experimental music —he still does.
An alumn of the John S. Knight journalism fellowship at Stanford, Carlos is the co-founder of the nonprofit news startup porCausa and a former member of the team that launched the mapping startup CartoDB. He currently leads the program on design thinking and journalism at news startup First Look Media.
Carlos has taught digital journalism at several universities, including the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas in Austin, the IE Business School (Spain) and Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia). Currently based in Palo Alto, he has lived in Spain, Holland, Japan and in both coasts of the United States.