I’m a reporter on the investigative team at The New York Times, where I specialize in using novel datasets to shed light on complex subjects. In 2021, I was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for coverage of systemic failures in American policing that lead to avoidable deaths.
My work often explores the far-reaching effects of the technology industry on society, such as the pervasive and intrusive nature of location tracking and facial recognition. For a series of articles on privacy, propaganda and technology in 2018, my colleagues and I won a George Polk Award and were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting.
Before joining The Times, I worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, as an interactive producer, reporter and member of the investigative team. My reporting there frequently dealt with digital surveillance, censorship, computer security and the law. Working with teams at The Journal, I shared a George Loeb award for business reporting and an award from the Overseas Press Club of America; we were also finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism.
After leaving The Journal at the end of 2016, I helped launch the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. I also reported on Facebook for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica. Before my career at The Journal, I worked as a copy editor at the Houston Chronicle and interned at the Associated Press in Thailand.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and have a master’s degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
I’m particularly interested in computer security techniques for journalists. Please see my Contact page for more information on secure communications.