I cover civil liberties issues, incarceration and security, and inequities. I focus on Muslim communities and the past and present 'War on Terror.'
I use data analysis and documents-focused reporting to bolster my stories -- I lean heavily on R and Python for parsing data and Datawrapper for visualization work.
I am currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communication, teaching journalism with an emphasis on data analysis, underreported communities and civil liberties. I'm a 2023-2025 Lender Center for Social Justice faculty fellow, and my academic research focuses on the news coverage of War on Terror infrastructures after 9/11. My work has been published in The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Oakland North, among other outlets. Over the past several years, I've investigated
I am frequently asked to speak or teach about using data and FOIA skills to cover underrepresented communities, basic programming concepts and strategies, and the limits of using data in American journalism.
I graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School Of Journalism in 2014 with a specialization in Data Journalism, and from NYU in 2011 with degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern Studies.
I'm happy to chat -- you can reach me at nhusain at syr dot edu.