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

Senior Reporter for BuzzFeed News | New York (2017 - present)

(Data) reporter, writer, developer and visual storyteller. Work on short- and long-term stories around the news cycle with a recurring focus on data mining from social media and the web. Collaborate with various reporters from different departments on beat-specific stories. Train reporters and guide editors on stories around social media data.

Open Lab Fellow for BuzzFeed | San Francisco (2016 - 2017)

Reporter, developer and visual storyteller, who explored ethical ways to mine and utilize social media data for storytelling. Collaborated with various reporters from different departments on stories. Trained reporters and guided editors on stories around social media data. Represented the lab at conferences, conducted workshops, gave talks and wrote posts for journalism-focused outlets (including NICAR, Open News Source, ONA and the Nieman blog).

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

Graphics journalist and data reporter for the investigations team and other parts of The Wall Street Journal. Managed and built major investigative projects for the newspaper and on the web, coordinating stories with editorial, social and video departments across the organization.

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

Led a team of developer-reporters, spearheaded interactive coverage of news, and gave editorial and visual guidance for long-term features. Developed templates for data visualizations, interactive components, and long-form story presentation. Trained the newsroom in data gathering and visual reporting, and implemented workflow for visual content. Reported and produced stories and interactive projects about poverty.

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

Reported and told stories on economic issues with graphics, videos and other visuals, translating the Planet Money approach to storytelling onto the web and on stage. Provided data analysis and graphics for major collaborations with This American Life and coordinated the team’s work with NPR’s news apps team and other editorial departments.

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

Worked with a dozen bureaus in Asia to develop and lead video coverage for WSJ.com on the continent. Tailored content for various regional audiences. Developed and implemented workflows, wrote and edited scripts, guided reporters in the field and hired and managed video freelancers and staffers. Coordinated and produced the largest stories in the region for U.S. audiences. Reported, produced and filed visual stories from across Asia, including the North Korean shelling of the island of Yeonpyeong, the G-20 Summit in Seoul, China’s property market and the 2011 Japan earthquake.

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)

Taught semester-long courses and workshops at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, the International Center for Photography, Columbia University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Have spoken and instructed workshops for organizations around the world, including the ONA, NICAR and Global Editors Network conferences and in Pakistan, Myanmar, the Netherlands and Germany. (See exhaustive list below)


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.


2017 Best Portfolio Shortlist, Data Journalism Awards
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


Mining the Social Web
Conference: NICAR

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

Mining the Social Web
Organization: BuzzFeed

Video workflows and newsroom training
Organization: The Wall Street Journal

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

Panels, Talks and on-stage storytelling

Tech Poetics
2017 San Francisco

ONA Local Salon: Fact Checking Political Leaders' Social Media
2017 San Francisco

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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

Your biggest Fan
2016 Tapefest

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)