Alvin Chang

Data journalist and Professor at the New School
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This is a teenager
The Pudding
24 hours in an invisible epidemic
The Pudding
Why 25% of teens can’t answer this question
Vox
The search for my kimchi
The Pudding

I'm a journalist who tells deeply reported stories, often about the decisions we make to create inequitable and dehumanizing systems. My stories intertwine written narratives with data visualizations, interactives, comics, videos, and even games.

I'm an assistant professor at the New School where I teach in the Journalism and Design program. Most recently I was the head of visuals and data at the Guardian US, where I led a team of data journalists, photo editors, and visual editors. I've also been a data and visual journalist at Vox, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, the Boston Globe, and the Connecticut Mirror.

When I'm not teaching, I'm working on stories for the Pudding. I'm also a senior fellow with USC Center for Health Journalism, which means I mentor the journalists who are part of the program's data fellowship. And I'm an affiliated researcher with a group at Northeastern University that is using data science and design to foster more diverse schools.

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