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Garance Burke

Garance Burke

Garance Burke is an investigative journalist who applies her training in statistical analysis to reveal vital truths in the public interest. Often driven by data, her work for The Associated Press on topics ranging from immigration to cybersecurity has helped to shape presidential elections, inspire congressional hearings and spark federal investigations. As an inaugural 2020 Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence-John S. Knight Journalism fellow, she is deepening her data science skills to draft standards that will help train more reporters to produce deeper stories about the algorithmic systems they encounter on their beats. In 2019, her stories were honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting and the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics, and received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Press Club Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. Burke began her career at the Mexican financial newspaper El Financiero, then worked in Mexico City for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. She received dual master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught as a lecturer in basic data journalism.