Lam Thuy Vo


Journalist Lam Thuy Vo marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. 

Before coming to The Markup, 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 media outlets including Al Jazeera America and The Wall Street Journal; and workshops for journalists across the U.S. as well as from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. She is an associate professor of data journalism at the City University of New York's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

She’s brought her research about misinformation and the impact of algorithms on political views to educational institutions including Harvard, Georgetown, MIT, Columbia, and Data and Society. 

In 2019, she published Mining Social Media, a book about her empirical approach to finding stories in data from the internet, for No Starch Press.

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


Lam Thuy Vo