Hello, I am

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ I am a visual journalist/interactive web developer currently reporting for CalMatters. I am currently playing with data, cartography, GIS, innovative technology, and interactive storytelling.

πŸ’» Before that I was stationed at Mapbox in San Francisco, CA. I built tools, visualizations, guides, and I supported journalists in building better maps and vizs. I spent two years at WIRED in SF as a front-end/newsroom developer. Before that, I was a co-lead of the Interactive Lab at Youth Radio. I’ve worked with NPR, KALW, KQED and more.

πŸ¦„ As you will see, my work is diverse and I wasn’t always a coder. But I have always been a tinkerer! I've covered topics like food and social justice. I’ve spent time exploring surveillance tech and digital privacy. I’ve work with audio, words, images, and videos. My goal is to include my multimedia experience when coding, find new ways to innovate storytelling with old and new technologies, and share my process with the journalism community.

πŸ“± If you want to contact me: email me at lobenichou at pm dot me; Twitter: @lobenichou; Signal: hit me up for digits!

πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΏ If you're looking to sign up for the Journalist of Color Slack, head right this way. The admins, which I am a part of, won the ONA Community Award in 2019 so you know we're doing something right. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌ

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