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Sinduja Rangarajan

Mother Jones

Sinduja Rangarajan is the senior data journalist at Mother Jones. She previously worked at Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where her series on the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley led to many tech giants publicly releasing their data. Her work has won several awards, including the National Edward Murrow Award in 2019. She wrangles and analyzes datasets to tell stories and finds innovative ways to report on issues by collaborating with academics. She started her journalism career as a Google News Lab Fellow in 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Mumbai and a master’s from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Email her tips at srangarajan@motherjones.com.

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  1. Celebrating the Collaborative Spirit Behind an Award-Winning Story

Articles by Sinduja

  1. How to make sense of all the COVID-19 datasets right now

    Where to find data to help your community understand case numbers, deaths, testing, hospital capacity, and more

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    There are a lot of COVID-19 datasets available, and it can be hard to know how they differ and which ones are most trustworthy. Here’s an overview of current datasets that journalists can rely on for stories.

  2. Investigating Immigration Issues as a Journalist and Immigrant

    Our Q&A with Sinduja Rangarajan on reporting about a wall of bureaucracy that’s creating fear and uncertainty

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    Our Q&A with Sinduja Rangarajan on reporting about a wall of bureaucracy that’s creating fear and uncertainty

  3. Celebrating the Collaborative Spirit Behind an Award-Winning Story

    No award can fully capture how our newsroom came together, taking a chance on a wild idea.

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    The human and socio-cultural elements of how an entire newsroom can come together to take a chance on a wild idea.

  4. Working Together 101: How Academics & Journalists Can Collaborate

    Reporting back from our SRCCON 2018 session, and introducing a new handbook project

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    When academics and journalists collaborate, they can combine their skills to tackle complex questions and communicate the answers in ways that can have a huge impact on society.

  5. The Sound of Disparity

    Reveal’s data-directed Silicon Valley diversity choir

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    Inside Reveal’s incredible data sonification project, bringing Silicon Valley’s diversity problem to our ears.

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