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.
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.
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?
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.
The president starts a two-day visit to the Jewish state and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday.
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?
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?
President Donald Trump's newest executive order tackles EPA regulations and the Clean Power Plan, which was a big part of how the US planned to hit emissions reductions under the Paris Climate agreement.
Breaking down Trump’s budget request and US defense spending in five charts.
Sanctuary counties span 30 states and represent 92 percent of America's population. As pressure builds on cities to either give up or double down on sanctuary, we'll map changes.
Driven by sales in the Middle East and Asia, Trump could propel sales even higher. US sales are likely to continue to rise due to arms deals signed during the Obama administration that have yet to reach the production line.
If the Trump administration wants to get tough on North Korea over its nuclear program, its best option is China. North Korea's trade with China has grown massively over the past 15 years — and that's really the only opening for the US if it wants to rein in the Koreans. Here's an explainer on North Korea's trade dependency in three charts.