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Lindsey Cook

Lindsey Cook

AP-Google Scholar

University of Georgia journalism and CS student

Proficient coder. Dogged journalist. Wannabe yogi. I couldn't choose between my two loves, so I've decided not to. I'm a coder journalist with a passion for creating user-centered experiences, beautiful data visualizations and interactive stories. I'm a one-woman journalism band of ninja-like technology skills grounded in ...




"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'"
Javascript QGIS Java SQL SEO C/C++ APIs HTML/CSS jQuery Final Cut Pro D3.js R Programming Tableau Github Tilemill Excel Web Design Social Media Marketing

Data journalism, start-ups, UX, user-centered design, interaction design, web development, feminism

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U.S. News & World Report

Data Reporter

— Design and develop interactive data projects using D3.js, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
— Gather, clean and analyze data using R, Google Refine and Excel; Utilize open source software and contribute
— Conceive strategy for USN data blog, Data Mine, writing short posts and longer pieces, driven by data and graphics
— Work with reporters on data elements for investigative stories and with the IT and Design departments to create large data projects
— Lead information graphics and data strategy in the newsroom, including training reporters, writing guides, compiling data resources, creating a Chartbuilder fork and adding graphic and data elements to stories
— Teach reporters data visualization and analysis including coding fundamentals


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

News Applications Intern

— Worked on news apps using SQL and Excel to build, query and analyze data sets. Visualized data with D3, Javascript, HTML/CSS. Shadowed data specialists and developers

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Washington Post

Interactivity Producer/Summer intern

— Analyzed and visualized data for several interactive graphics using HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, D3, Java, QGIS, Tilemill and Excel, which appeared in-print, online and in the magazine
— Managed various Post social media accounts. Blogged, earning a byline on the main homepage. Tested Post TV applications on all platforms and created user script of actions


The University of Georgia, Honors Program

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Computer Science minor, New Media Certificate

— AP-Google Journalism and Technology scholar: Winner of $20,000 scholarship for students at the intersection of journalism and technology
— Conducted research on integrating computer science into journalism curriculum and bringing more journalism students into the CS department. Co-authored conference paper published in the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
— Led sessions on coding and data journalism for students and working journalists through ONA and SPJ
— Cox-Poynter Media Leader: Co-writer of book available on Amazon, Managing News @ The Digital Edge
— Honors Program, Dean's List, Presidential Scholar, George M. Abney Honors Award

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science, Interactive Information

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