Los Angeles

Tasneem Raja

Tasneem works with Gene Demby and Kat Chow on NPR's Code Switch team, editing long essays about uncomfortable issues: race, ethnicity, and identity. She formerly led the data journalism team at Mother Jones, and spoke regularly at fancy conferences about how small, lean newsroom teams can punch way above their weight. Even more formerly, Tasneem was a longform features writer on staff at the Chicago Reader, the best alt-weekly in the world. Author of the essay "Is Coding The New Literacy?" (Mother Jones, 2014), hailed as required reading on the future of programming.