Michaëla Cancela Kieffer

Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab


Spanish-French journalist, teaching fellow at the Google News Lab. Michaëla was most recently deputy director of Agence France-Presse in Spain. A Columbia University J-School graduate, Michaëla began practicing journalism as a free-lance producer of documentaries. She joined AFP Washington D.C. office in 2000. She later covered disasters and war zones, including Afghanistan, and became bureau chief for Colombia and Ecuador in 2012. Passionate about ethical issues and technology changes in journalism she is a member of the team behind Diario Vivo, a Spanish version of California´s Pop Up Magazine.