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Laura Santhanam

Laura Santhanam

My name is Laura Santhanam, and my skills and background bridge research and journalism. Currently, I sift through data and look for opportunities to tell stories with numbers for PBS NewsHour. blog about misinformation in news coverage and report on how much the media talks about climate change as an energy and environment researcher for Media Matters for America in Washington, D.C. Previously, I tracked news coverage of climate change at Media Matters for America and researched media industry trends and managed large datasets built off of content analysis and surveys at Pew Research Center. Drilling into mountains of data, I have found news nuggets that elevate reporting above anecdotes and empower investigations.

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Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM Features