Jeff South


Jeff South is an associate professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. During his 23 years as a teacher, his students won more than 65 awards for data journalism, political reporting, and other subjects.

Before moving into academia, South was a newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years in Texas, Arizona, and Virginia. As a freelancer, South was a finalist in 2021 and 2022 in the Sigma Awards, an international data journalism contest.

He also works as a newsroom consultant and recently completed a Fulbright project training journalists in data journalism and fact-checking in Mongolia.

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