Lam Thuy Vo

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I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media, Professional academic, teaching journalism

Al Jazeera America

Job Title:
Interactive Editor


Lam Thuy Vo is a multi-platform storyteller and interdisciplinary journalist.

She’s an interactive editor for Al Jazeera America, where she leads a team of coder-journalists ( and covers poverty-related stories.

Before coming to Al Jazeera, she was a multimedia producer for NPR’s Planet Money where she created interactives, data visualizations, videos and photographs to explain economic issues in visual ways.

During her stint at The Wall Street Journal in Asia, she was the editorial lead for video content in the region, worked with more than a dozen bureaus to create both breaking news stories, regular series and produced enterprising multimedia projects. She expanded the Journal’s viewership and exposure in Asia, by creating content for local audiences in Japan, South Korea, China and India in multiple languages and for multiple online environments. She also reported, shot, edited and produced videos and interactives on subjects ranging from China’s property market to the 2011 Japanese earthquake to climate change issues in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Her work has won her recognition from institutions like the Overseas Press Club, the Webbys, the Shorty Awards, the Online News Association among others.

She is also a journalism educator who has spoken and taught at conferences and universities around the world.

Asian American Journalists Association, Other Online News Association, Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective

Areas of expertise:
Front-end coding, Basic HTML/CSS, Ruby, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Experience building interactive news applications, Web production experience, Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Still photography, Data analysis – Beginner level, Git / version control, Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Fasttrack Video: Video shooting
Conferences: Online News Association, Native American Journalists Association, Alaska Press Club, Global Editors Network Summit, Public Radio News Directors, East Meets West Conference (Hong Kong University)

Fasttrack Video: Video editing
Conferences: Online News Association, Native American Journalists Association

Data Journalism and Data Visualization
Conference: Alaska Press Club, Native American Journalists Association

Managing Your Interactive Media Project
Location: IFP Media Center

User Engagement and Crowd-Sourced Storytelling
Similarly: How to Use Data to Engage Your Audience
Location: IFP Media Center, Native American Journalists Association

Discussion on multimedia storytelling
2014 WAM!NYC Conference

How should today’s newsrooms push the limits of technology to better connect with audiences?
Google Media Summit

Introduction to Data Journalism
Organizations: UMass Amherst

Video workflows and newsroom training
Organization: The Wall Street Journal

Multi-platform journalism workflows and newsroom training
Organization: Al Jazeera America

City / Location Preferences:

Located in New York City, happy to go anywhere.

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