Contributor profile

Thomas Wilburn

Senior Data Editor Chalkbeat


Thomas Wilburn is the Senior Data Editor for Chalkbeat, a nonprofit newsroom focused on education. Previously, he was a senior developer for the NPR News Apps team, and a founding member of the Seattle Times Interactives team.

Content by Thomas

Best practices
They're not database rows; they're people

Does your newsroom have a personal information release policy? This in-depth article looks at how people's well-being can be affected when they're represented in a data series, and what data journalists and newsrooms can do to improve the situation.

Data analysis
It’s time to rethink how we report election results

Elections are ideal for data-driven storytelling, but it's difficult and riddled with hazards. How can we achieve better outcomes? This article discusses how to improve political data-journalism reporting.