Find below an exhaustive version of my résumé. A shorter downloadable PDF can be found here.

You can email me at info [at] lamivo [dot] com.

Work Experience

Open Labs Fellow for BuzzFeed | San Francisco (2016 - present)

Reporter, developer and visual storyteller who explores ethical ways to mine and utilize social data for storytelling.

Data Journalist for The Wall Street Journal | New York, NY (2015 — 2016)

Multi-platform journalist for The Wall Street Journal's investigations team.

Interactive Editor for Al Jazeera America | New York, NY (2013 — 2015)

Lead a team of interactive reporters. Report and produce interactive, audiovisual and written stories about poverty. Train the newsroom in multimedia reporting.

Multimedia producer / reporter for NPR’s Planet Money | New York, NY (2012 — 2013)

Reported on a range of economic issues, researched and analyzed data sets, wrote pieces for the blog, produced online components (data visualizatiointeractives, photography and videos) and managed web projects for enterprise stories.

Freelance reporter and producer for The Wall Street Journal | New York, NY (2011 — 2012)

Reported and produced multimedia projects, videos, animations and infographics for The Wall Street Journal and others, including an interactive project on food price inflation issues across Asia; a web documentary on Chinese politician Bo Xilai and animations about the influence of redistricting on the U.S. elections.

Multimedia editor for The Wall Street Journal | Hong Kong (2009 — 2011)

Led video coverage, wrote and edited scripts, guided reporters in the field and hired and managed freelancers and staffers. Reported, produced and filed videos and photographs from across Asia. Covered the North Korean shelling of the island of Yeonpyeong, the G-20 Summit in Seoul, China’s property market and the 2011 Japan earthquake. Managed long-form multimedia projects across departments and sections. Developed and implemented workflows.

Associate Multimedia Producer for The Wall Street Journal | New York, NY (2008 — 2009)

Reported and produced feature, analysis and breaking news videos for various sections of wsj.com, marketwatch.com and barronsonline.com, including stories on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and on HIV in Ho Chi Minh City. Coordinated video coverage with international bureaus. Conducted video workshops with reporters in bureaus worldwide. Pitched and wrote articles, multimedia packages and blog posts.

Journalism Instructor | International (2009 — present)

Adjunct assistant professor in interactive journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and an adjunct professor in data journalism and infographics at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Workshop instructor in video, data visualization, audience engagement at various conferences, including the Online News Association, the Native American Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Global Editors Network conferences.


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | New York, NY (May 2008)

Major: New Media (Graduated with honors as one of the top five students). Coursework: Reporting and Writing I (high honors), Business and Financial Reporting, New Media Newsroom (interactive multimedia applications, videos and slideshows; high honors), New Media Workshop (high honors), Computer Assisted Reporting, International Reporting (high honors), Graphics in the Newsroom, Masters Thesis on Burmese refugees in New York (high honors)

University College London | London, England (August 2007)

Major: German with Italian Studies (First class with distinction, dean’s list of humanities and arts dep.)

School of Visual Arts | New York, NY (Spring 2014)

Semester-long continuing education course in JavaScript, JQuery and other front-end web development.

General Assembly | New York, NY (Summer 2013)

5-week course in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.


2016 Information is Beautiful Awards, Silver Medal for Interactive Visualization and longlisted for Dataviz Project
2015 EPPY Awards for Best News or Event Feature Video (reporter/producer)
2015 Two Online News Association Award nominations, categories: Planned News Event and Breaking News
2015 Two Data Journalism Awards nominations for Investigation of the Year and winner for the General Excellence Data Journalism Award
2015 Webby Awards Nominee for Online Film & Video (News & Politics: Individual Episode)
2014 World Media Summit Honorable Mention for New Media Reporting
2014 EPPY Award Finalist for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature
2014 Two nominations for ONA Awards in Explanatory Reporting
2014 Shorty Awards Nominee for Tumblr of the Year
2013 Knight Prototype Fund Recipient
2013 Overseas Press Club Award (video producer for WSJ entry)
2011 Online News Association MJ Bear Fellow, as journalism stand-out under 30
2011 Online News Association Award Nominee, category: Breaking News
2011 Society of Publishers in Asia Honorable Mention, category: Breaking News
2011 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award
2011 Human Rights Press Award
2011 Official Honoree for the Webby Awards
2010 Finalist for South Asian Journalists Association Journalism Award
2010 Society of Publishers in Asia Award for Editorial Excellence
2009 Finalist for Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Awards
2009 Webby Awards: winner; finalist and official honoree in three categories
2008 Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship
2007 Third Prize from the Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund

Teaching, speaking and other engagements


Advanced Coding
Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

You and Me as Data Points (Collaborative Authorship)
Organization: International Center for Photography

Metrics & Outcomes (Social Journalism)
Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Fundamentals in Interactive journalism
Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Introduction to Data Journalism
Organization: UMass Amherst


Fasttrack Video: Video shooting
Conferences: Online News Association, Native American Journalists Association, Alaska Press Club, Global Editors Network Summit, Public Radio News Directors, East Meets West Conference (Hong Kong University), Journalism Summit (Karachi, Pakistan)

Fasttrack Video: Video editing
Conferences: Online News Association, Native American Journalists Association

Data Journalism and Data Visualization
Conferences: Alaska Press Club, Native American Journalists Association
Teaching Assignment: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Managing Your Interactive Media Project
Location: IFP Media Center

User Engagement and Crowd-Sourced Storytelling
Similarly: How to Use Data to Engage Your Audience
Location: IFP Media Center, Native American Journalists Association, Funglode (Dominican Republic)

Weeklong multimedia and data journalism workshops
Teaching Assignment: Alaska Press Club, Journalism Department of Yangon University (Myanmar)

Newsroom Training

Video workflows and newsroom training
Organization: The Wall Street Journal

Multi-platform journalism workflows and newsroom training
Organization: Al Jazeera America


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2016 Popup Magazine Fall Tour

Super-powering watchdog journalism with data — and empathy
2016 The New School, New York

How to make people care about your data
2016 Mozfest London

All you care about is yourself (on personalization in journalism)
2016 Hacks/Hackers Berlin

Finding Humans in Data
2016 Facets Con

Clueless in the Digital Age (keynote)
2016 Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek (Amsterdam), Neue Deutsche Medienmacher (Berlin)

Loving Long-Distance
2015 Storycode (New York)

You and Me as Data Points
2015 Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day (New York)

Loving Long-Distance
2014 Power to the Pixel (London)

How (Not) to Tell a Story
2014 TEDxNewYork

Discussion on multimedia storytelling
2014 WAM!NYC Conference

How should today’s newsrooms push the limits of technology to better connect with audiences?
Google Media Summit (New York)