Jordan Wirfs-Brock

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Nutshell

Journalist, data analyst, information designer, map maker, engineer, poet, organizer, ultrarunner. Pushing the leading edge of data journalism, data democratization, interactive storytelling and civic technology.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communication | Master of Arts in Newsgathering; Graduate Certificate in Environment, Policy and Society (Dec. 2010)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA | Bachelor of Science in Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering; Minor in Literature (June 2006)

Experience

Inside Energy / Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver, CO
Data Journalist, March 2014 - present
Researched and reported data-driven stories for web, radio and TV about the energy industry; collaborated with fellow reporters on investigative projects; hosted live multimedia events; established data journalism culture and infrastructure for a start-up media organization

The Piton Foundation, Denver, CO
Data Curator, Feb. 2011 - March 2013
Floodlight Director, April 2013 - Feb. 2014
Analyzed and socioeconomic data and community indicators; co-founded Floodlight, a tool for digital storytelling, including grant-writing, product/technology development, outreach and community training

Honors

2016 National Headliner Award, second place radio series - “Blackout”
2016 Regional Murrow, investigative radio - “Abandoned Wells” (data journalist working with radio reporter Stephanie Joyce)
2015 National Headliner Award, second place radio feature - “How You’re Invested In Oil And Gas” (data journalist working radio reporter Dan Boyce)
2011 Knight-Mozilla News Partnership finalist and Berlin Hackfest participant
2007 INEPO (International Environmental Project Olympiad, Istanbul,Turkey) Jury Member 2006-2007 Princeton in Asia Fellow
2006 MIT Boit Writing Prize; Essay, 1st Place
2003-2006 Eight-time Academic All-Conference Team, New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
2005 NASA Academy/Oregon Space Grant Selection
2002 National Merit Scholar; Oregon Scholar

Skills

Never done learning, but these are some things I play with...
Data and Relational Databases / Excel, SQL, Python (with pandas and Jupyter)
Mapping + GIS / ArcMap, Google Fusion Tables, TileMill, CartoDB
Web Design + Programming / some JavaScript, HTML, CSS, GitHub
Data Design / Illustrator, Tableau, a little D3.js
Storytelling / Audio editing, podcast production, animation, video storytelling

Interests

Trail and Ultra-Running / Four-time 100-mile run finisher: Leadville Trail 100 (2012), Massanutten Mountain 100 (2013), Cascade Crest 100 (2013); Fat Dog 120 (2014); Participant in 48-hour, 72-hour and 240-hour footraces (2015 and 2016)
Writing / essays, poetry, fiction
Home brewer and craft beer enthusiast
Drawing / doodles, ephemera, pictoral puns
MIT Varsity Athletics / basketball (co-captain), cross-country, outdoor track
Hapkido / Korean martial art (red belt)

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