Hi! I'm Samantha Sunne

I'm a New Orleans-based freelance journalist, teacher and writer.

Data + Journalism

Data + Journalism: A Story-Driven Approach to Learning Data Reporting is a hands-on, introductory textbook to be published by Routledge in January 2023.

Investigative reporting

I'm an award-winning investigative reporter in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on data-informed and high-impact stories.

Tools for Reporters

Every other week I recommend a tool that makes reporting easier, faster and more powerful.


You can find my tutorials on data scraping, analysis, investigative reporting, and other topics.

Community organizer

I'm the Director of Community for Hacks/Hackers and a connecting node for several other organizations.

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