Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

Data Journalist

The World

Kuang Keng Kuek Ser is a data journalist.

I'm a data journalist. In the summer of 2015 I was a Google Journalism Fellow at PRI's The World before joining the newsroom full-time.I’m also a former fellow at Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and the founder of DataN, a customizable and affordable training package for small newsrooms with limited resources to produce data journalism.I want to combine my experience in reporting and storytelling with my skills and knowledge in technology to produce sustainable and better journalism products.In 2013, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship by the US State Department to study new media and digital innovation at Studio 20, a graduate program at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Before coming to US, I spent eight years working as a jounalist with Malaysiakini.com, Malaysia’s most visited news website.I have interned with NBC Local Media to produce data and visual components. I was also a data visualization consultant at Foreign Policy.

The statue of liberty and an American flag are on a blue sky, with words in Russian at the bottom of the image.

A guide to Russian ‘demotivator’ memes


Long before Russia ever launched social media campaigns in the US, Kremlin-backed trolling was alive and well at home. In this online underworld of paid seeders, twitterati and trolls, “demotivators” — Russian internet picture memes — play a special bottom-feeder role.

In this cartoon, a young boy is swinging from monkey bars and a piece of paperwork from Immigration is at his right

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they’ll ever be together again

Global Politics
A woman holding a baby waits in line, above an open helping hand is extended.

Make your way through the maze of seeking asylum in the US

A woman is leaning on a fence, gazing over the water toward the Statue of Liberty

Follow along: Forms, fees and an interview for a US Diversity Lottery Program ‘winner’

In this cartoon, a frowning boy in a pointed birthday hat sits in front of a cake with '21' written on it.

You’re a young student and your visa is tied to your parents. You’re about to age out. What do you do next?

This logo says 'How fair is your fashion' in red letters

How fair is your fashion? Take the quiz.

Fast fashion is polluting the world’s air and water, filling landfills and overworking and underpaying workers. How does the shirt on your back contribute?

Global Terrorism Database

What does a day in terrorism look like?


Terrorism is disproportionately concentrated in just a few places in the world. Last year, more than 75 percent of terrorist attacks took place in 10 countries.

A man cycles past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Trump will be in Israel today. Can you find the country on a map?

Global Politics

The president starts a two-day visit to the Jewish state and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday.

Donald Trump meets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House

Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia. Can you find it on a map?


President Trump has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first stop of his first overseas trip. How many of us can accurately point out this Islamic kingdom on a map?

Vice President Mike Pence points towards North Korea

Can you find North Korea on a map?


A recent survey in The New York Times asked readers if they knew where North Korea is. Only 36 percent of those who took the poll knew — and interestingly, they also favored the US finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the US and the secretive nation. Can you find the country on a map?