ABOUT KAREN WANG
I use data and computational journalism to visually tell investigative stories. Right now, I am a data reporting fellow at Brown Institute/MuckRock and a graduate student with dual M.S. in Computer Science and Journalism at Columbia University.
I have previously interned at BuzzFeed News to help the award-winning FinCEN Files investigation and uncover the insufficient COVID-19 testing at meatpacking plants nationwide. I was also a data fellow on the investigations team at McClatchy Washington Bureau, working with newsrooms such as Miami Herald to write data-driven stories and create interactive visualizations for investigative projects.
When interning at KPCC/LAist, I helped the organization reach its diversity, equity and inclusion goals by engineering its content planning system and improving source tracking workflow across different teams. I also worked on data-driven projects such as the California medical parole investigation and local election guide.
Graduating from the University of Southern California with a journalism degree, I was also a managing editor, WeChat editor and reporter at USC Annenberg Media.