The author

You can contact me by e-mail or through my Twitter account. Please, consider that it may take a while until I answer your messages, depending on how busy I am in that moment.

Twitter: @albertocairo

Here's a summary of my vitae:

I am the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). I'm also director of the Visualization Program at UM's Center for Computational Science. I teach courses on infographics and data visualization.

I am the author of the books Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008) and The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization, published in 2012 by PeachPit Press, a division of Pearson Education. Peachpit will launch my next book, The Truthful Art, in March 2016.

In 2012 and 2013, I organized the first journalism Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ever produced in the world, in collaboration with the Knight Center at the University of Texas.

Between June 2010 and December 2011, I was the director for Infographics and Multimedia at Editora Globo, the magazine division of the biggest media group in Brazil, where I acted as an executive editor for the weekly news magazine Época, and as an internal consultant for the other 12 publications of the group.

I have also been an assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, between 2005 and 2009. I was the James H. Schumaker Term Assistant Professor in 2008 and 2009.

I led the creation of the Interactive Infographics Department at El Mundo (, Spain), in 2000. My team won more Malofiej and Society for News Design (SND) infographics international awards than any other news organization worldwide between 2001 and 2005.

In the past decade, I've taught in more than twenty countries.


  1. When will the next Online course on Data Visualization start?

  2. My next MOOC will probably be in September or October this year (2013)

  3. Found out about the online course too late for Oct 2013. Will you teach the Data Visualization MOOC again in English? Thanks!

  4. Probably yes, but I don't know when yet. In the meantime, you may want to take a look at this other MOOC, which begins in January:

  5. I would like to know when will the next Online course on Data Visualization start, on 2014
    Thans a lot!