Lam Thuy Vo

  • Reporter / Associate Professor
  • The Markup / Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Lam Thuy Vo is a journalist who marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. She is currently a reporter with The Markup and is an associate professor of data journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she was a journalist at BuzzFeed News, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and NPR's Planet Money.

She has also worked as an educator, scholar and public speaker for a decade, developing newsroom-wide training programs for institutions like Al Jazeera America and The Wall Street Journal; workshops for journalists across the US as well as from Asia, Latin America and Europe, and semester-long courses for the Craig Newmark CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She's brought her research about misinformation and the impact of algorithms on our political views to institutions like Harvard, Georgetown, MIT, Columbia and Data and Society. In 2019, she published a book about her empirical approach to finding stories in data from the Internet for No Starch Press.

She is also committed to helping her industry become more diverse. She co-administers a slack community for journalists of color and co-created a resource guide for journalists of color looking for career growth, salary data, demographics breakdowns of newsrooms and training opportunities.