lam thuy vo

I used to cover the economy.



Lam Thuy Vo is an interactive editor for Al Jazeera America, where she leads a team of multi-platform journalists. She helps her team and other reporters in the newsroom conceptualize, report and produce their stories. She also reports and produces interactive stories about poverty.

Before coming to Al Jazeera, she was a multimedia producer for NPR's Planet Money where she created interactives, data visualizations, videos and photographs to explain economic issues in visual ways. She managed and produced one of the show's most viewed online projects 'Unfit for Work - The startling rise of disability in America,' experimented with the use of video for the group's live show 'Is America Screwed?,' and produced reported animated gifs for a series about manufacturing, hoping to transform gifs from a humorous gimmick into a storytelling vehicle.

Lam has also spearheaded video operations for The Wall Street Journal in Asia. As the editorial lead for video content in the region, she worked with more than a dozen bureaus to create both breaking news stories, regular series and enterprising multimedia projects. Part of her mission was to expand the Journal's viewership and exposure in Asia, which entailed creating content for local audiences in Japan, South Korea, China and India in multiple languages and for multiple online environments. During her stint in Asia she also reported on subjects ranging from China's property market to the 2011 Japanese earthquake to climate change issues in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

At The Wall Street Journal she started training print reporters in video production and has been teaching online journalism skills at conferences around the world ever since. Most recently, she developed a basic data journalism course that she teaches online at University of Massachusetts Amherst's journalism school. You can find some of her materials on this site under 'Resources.'



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