Lam Thuy Vo

BuzzFeed News

Lam Thuy Vo is a reporter who tells data-driven stories for BuzzFeed News and teaches journalists how to leverage technology for information gathering and storytelling at CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

Lam Thuy Vo

Author Biography

Lam Thuy Vo is a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News where she tells data-driven stories, often about the intersection of technology and society. Previously, she's reported for and led digital initiatives at The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and NPR's Planet Money.

In recent years she’s focused her reporting efforts on the US, but her work has brought her to various corners of the world: she examined the economic repercussions of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, covered political issues in Myanmar before and after it became a democracy, and has brought light to the lives of refugees in Germany.

She believes in making technological reporting skills available to people of all backgrounds and thus, has worked as an educator for a decade, developing newsroom-wide training programs, workshops of varying lengths, and semester-long courses for journalists in the U.S., Asia and Europe. In 2014, she became an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Craig Newmark School of Journalism and has developed and taught several courses there, including courses in interactive storytelling and advanced data reporting. She’s in the process of writing a Python text book for No Starch Press, aimed at beginner coders who wish to mine and analyze data from the social web. You can find some tip sheets, courses and workshop materials she's developed here.

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