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Lam Thuy Vo

The MarkUp / CUNY
Lam Thuy Vo marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals.Before coming to The Markup, she was a journalist at BuzzFeed News, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, and NPR’s “Planet Money.”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 U.S. as well as from Asia, Latin America, and Europe, and semester-long courses for the Craig Newmark 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.Lam is 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.She will also be an associate professor of data journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism starting in the fall of 2023.