Lam Thuy Vo is a journalist who marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. She is currently a Soros Justice Fellow, a Type Investigations Ida B. Wells Fellow, and a data-journalist-in-residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she worked for BuzzFeed News, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and NPR's Planet Money and has reported stories from across the US and three other continents. She has also worked as an educator, scholar and public speaker for a decade, developing newsroom-wide training programs for institutions like Al Jazeera America and The Wall Street Journal; workshops for journalists across the US as well as from Asia, Latin America and Europe, and semester-long courses for the Craig Newmark CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She's brought her research about misinformation and the impact of algorithms on our political views to institutions like Harvard, Georgetown, MIT, Columbia and Data and Society. In 2019, she published a book about her empirical approach to finding stories in data from the Internet for No Starch Press.
She is also committed to helping her industry become more diverse. She co-administers a slack community for journalists of color and co-created a resource guide for journalists of color looking for career growth, salary data, demographics breakdowns of newsrooms and training opportunities.
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