“By this art you may contemplate the
variation of the twenty-six letters”
Hey! I’m Zack. As a data scientist and a journalist, I take words and numbers and whip them into shape. I also take photos, design websites, and tweet too much. Check out my work below and be sure to reach out through Twitter, email, or the contact form below.
I've worked as an intern for Stacker over two summers, one of them as a research intern, and the other one as an editorial intern. As a research intern, I was an integral part of the process of creating stories, using python and Excel to prepare slideshows for the writers. As an editorial intern, I wrote stories, researched my own articles, and edited the work of others. In both internships, I contributed to weekly brainstorming sessions, coming up with new headlines and data sources. You can read my favorites below, or click the image to see all my articles.
I've worn several hats at Bwog, working as a Daily Editor, Deputy Editor, and a Social Media editor before working my way up to the board in my current role as a Managing Editor. Now I run Bwog, Columbia's best news source, which also happens to be financially independent and completely student-run. Along with the Managing and Internal editors, I serve on Bwog's board, helping to manage our staff of 60+ writers, editors social media staffers, tech team, and multimedia crew.
Along with managing the site, I also write frequent posts, sometimes serious and sometimes hilarious, which you can read below, or again, click the image to read them all.
In 2016, I wrote a piece called Can A Simple Design Hack Save The Comments Section? that was published on Medium by the intellectually diverse opinion site Arc Digital.
The response to the piece was amazing; thousands of people read it, Medium selected it for its front page and added it to its daily email digest, and I got wonderful feedback in the responses. Since then, I've been working on several long-form projects which I'm hoping a tasteful publication will pick up in the future.
Buy/Sell is Columbia's home-grown meme group. I took data from 100 posts to find out what people like, when they post, and other fun facts.
Why shout into the void when you can shout at me instead?