Data journalism: ‘wreaking havoc with data is a much more creative sport’

Lam Thuy Vo is a crusading data journalist determined to show us how we can find and use hidden knowledge to cause trouble and set the truth loose.

Data journalist Lam Thuy Vo startled and depressed her audience at AIDC 2020 by admitting that she is a coder. Right, we all thought, what am I doing here?

But then she told her story and it all made sense. She started as a videographer, fascinated by people and cultures, and realised that we all leave a trail of data, which is like a record of an interview done continuously with a subject. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.