Giannina Segnini, a leading investigative journalist and a 2002 Nieman Fellow, has been selected as one of the 2014 winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The prizes honor outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Until recently, Segnini was editor of the investigative unit at La Nación, Costa Rica’s most influential newspaper. Her reporting on corruption and bribery scandals led to the arrest of two former Costa Rican presidents.
Segnini also pioneered database investigations and has taught investigative skills and computer-assisted reporting to hundreds of journalists. She is currently the James Madison Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School.