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  • Alvin Chang

    Assistant Professor of Journalism and Design

    Email
    alvinchang@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    B - 65 West 11th Street

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    Alvin Chang

    Profile

    I'm a data journalist who covers how small decisions accrue into invisible problems like discrimination, segregation, and ultimately dehumanization. And I make those things visible using data viz, interactives, cartoons, and videos.

    I was most recently the Head of Visuals and Data at Guardian US, where I led a team of data journalists, visual editors, and photo editors. For several years, I was as a senior reporter at Vox, where I created longform visual explainers and the "cartoonsplainer" format, as well as explainer videos. I've also been a data and visual journalist at the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Connecticut Mirror, and ESPN. In 2012, I co-founded The Listserve, a massive list that only one person could email each day.

    I grew up in Kansas. I have a master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. I live in Brooklyn.


    Degrees Held

    BA, NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study

    MPS, NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program


    Portfolio

    Personal website


    Future Courses

    New School Free Press
    LLSJ 3901, Spring 2023

    Visualizing Data
    LLSJ 3505, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Visualizing Data
    LLSJ 3505, Spring 2022

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