María Sánchez Díez

New York, Ny Usa

"Start your pieces in the paper that way. Just say in big letters: The World Is On Fire." - Sherwood Anderson

Spanish journalist. Current Fulbright fellow at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

For seven years I have developed my career in online projects:

I was the digital editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler Spain magazine ( The site has received two Silver Lovie Awards (Best European Travel site and Best Editorial Work), a special mention at the Webbie Awards (Best Design) and it has more than 1.200.000 unique users per month.

I was a reporter for, a defunct digital media hub that won the Online News Association excellence award for a non-english site for two consecutive years (small category in 2008 and large in 2009)

I was a blogger for El Pais, where I wrote with my colleague Alvaro Llorca the American Music and Travel blog 'Motel Americana

I’ve managed the online shorts film festival Notodofilmfest, and I have coordinated the social media strategy of PhotoEspaña, photography festival; Revista Eñe, literature magazine;, cultural website, etc.

In my pre digital era, I was a reporter for the local newspaper El Mundo de Tehuacan, in Mexico.

I also like koalas, motels neon lights and 70's postcards. I play the guitar in the post rock group Cuántico.

  • Work
  • Education
    • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid