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Spencer Norris
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Two years ago, I dropped out of the Ph.D. program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to become a reporter. After spending some time abroad, I came home and enrolled at Mizzou.

My focuses are on accountability, corruption, environmental catastrophes, and law enforcement.

I'm currently working on an investigative podcast, data-driven reporting on the pandemic, a banking scandal, flooding, artificial intelligence projects, and computer-assisted reporting through NICAR. Contact me if you think I need more work.



2019 - Present: M.A. Journalism, University of Missouri (graduating Spring 2021)

2013 - 2017: B.S. in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Work Experience

  • Aug. 2019 - Present: Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

    • Data analysis for the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR)

  • Aug. 2019 - Present: Columbia Missourian

    • State Government Reporter

    • Health and Public Safety Reporter

  • Jan. 2018 - Aug. 2019: Freelancer

    • Collected thousands of names for ProPublica's Credibly Accused database

    • Data Scientist at TeamWorx

    • Researcher for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    • Blogger for Open Data Science Conference​

    • Ghostwriting data-driven trend articles

    • Independent investigative work

  • June 2016 - Aug. 2018Data Scientist, The MITRE Corporation

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