Journalism of the future
Investigative journalism, contrary to what some people might say, is still in its prime form. More media outlets than ever are digging down to watchdog wrongdoing and share their findings with huge audiences on the web they could never before reach. But the new wave of investigative journalists has to be savvier than the last, because our growingly skeptical readers and viewers are always on the lookout for bias. Journalists have to be rigorous in their methodology, relying on hard facts, numbers, and unbiased reporting to build trust.
I've positioned myself as a part of this new generation of journalists. I was trained as a social scientist in college, learning how to take complex subjects and measure real-world impact in my criminology and psychology majors at the University of Pennsylvania. I studied data analysis as a part of the first-ever wave of Dow Jones data journalism fellows, learning from the best in the world at the headquarters of the nonprofit Investigative Reporters and Editors. I've become a leading data analyst for the USA TODAY Network, bringing hard numbers into national investigative projects and training newsrooms around the country in public records and data analysis.
I'm passionate about having an impact, and I'm always looking for a story to tell.