Candid conversations with Asian data practitioners, including heart-to-hearts with the Kontinentalist team.
Poojil Tiwari is currently a Communications Associate at the Council of Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) where she creates data stories and visualisations on India’s environmental challenges. She was previously a Data Journalist Fellow at Newslaundry and India Data Portal at Bharti School of Public Policy. A classically-trained Bharatanatyam
I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows lately, my recent favourites being Insecure and Abbott Elementary. Both shows take place in predominantly Black neighbourhoods in the United States, forming the backdrops for these characters as they explore their own relationships to their work, friendships, and homes. Their neighbourhoods
First of all, I want to ask—how and why did you make the decision to incorporate more data into your usual journalistic practice? Data can strengthen the argument within a story. When you say something with data, it becomes more powerful, [especially in] this era of misinformation, where you
The myth of Singapore’s transformation from a humble fishing village to a bustling economic hub is finally unravelling. Long before its economic surge in the 1960s and 1970s, there were clear threads of Singapore’s cosmopolitanism and interconnectedness in the region. In fact, there is evidence that by the
In this first episode of Prompts, we bring together some of the team’s newer members to make sense of their relationship with the Kontinentalist team and other communities they are part of. SAMIRA joined Kontinentalist as the team’s first Community and Digital Marketing Manager in August 2022. MAN
For a long time, journalism was often pictured as a solo endeavor. The mention of the word “journalist” may conjure up an image of a solitary writer squinting at a screen in a dark room, typing furiously on their laptop to churn out the next ground-breaking piece. To some extent,
After months of working on this baby, we’re finally ready to share it with the world. If you’re not already caught up, Kawan is our new membership-based community! Meaning friend in Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia, it symbolises our mutual desire for a closer connection, and what you,
Thank you for making time to have this little chat with me, Irma. First things first—how has life been like as a "recovering fact checker", as you mentioned in your LinkedIn post? (laughs) Thank you for having me, Angel. I’ve been transitioning through jobs—I moved from Tirto
Julia Janicki is an award-winning data visualisation developer and data journalist currently based in Paris, where she works at the Agence…
Nabilah joined Kontinentalist in June 2022 as our new Editorial Lead. Over the past few months, she’s written a micro-story on Mystical…
Daisy Chung is an award-winning science visual communicator and illustrator based in California and originally from Taiwan.