Hi! I'm Samantha Sunne

I'm a New Orleans-based freelance journalist, teacher and writer, specializing in data and investigative reporting.

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 currently a ProPublica Local Reporting Fellow with WVUE-TV in New Orleans. You can read my past investigative stories on Contently.

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 community director for Hacks/Hackers, a journalism/tech nonprofit, and a connecting node for several other organizations.

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