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Kirkland An

Newsroom Developer


Kirkland An is a Newsroom Developer at the Boston Globe. He makes custom interactive stories and graphics, and does data engineering and analysis for stories across the newsroom. He has worked in newsrooms on the East Coast and in the Midwest since 2015. His first newsroom was the Chicago Tribune where he interned on the design team while a student at Wheaton College, IL. After graduating in 2017, he worked at USA Today as an editorial fellow on the Opinion page and reported on policing in the US. In Houston, he joined the Houston Chronicle as a data reporter, where he created custom visualizations, performed data analysis and wrote stories. Most recently, Kirkland was a Data Visualization Developer at the Houston Chronicle. There, he won a newsroom award for excellence and led the design and development of an interactive story on the Ike Dike infrastructure story which won first place in an annual state journalism contest for best online package. As a developer at the Chronicle and at the Globe, Kirkland worked with reporters and editors across departments in the newsroom to bring their stories to life on the web. You can reach him via email at kirkland.an@globe.com and on Twitter at @kirkland_an.