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Washington Post biz columnist Van Dam starts data column

June 30, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Andrew Van Dam

The Washington Post announced Wednesday a new weekly column called “The Department of Data” as part of a significant investment in its data journalism.

Business columnist Andrew Van Dam will explore overlooked and underappreciated data sets to unearth fresh insights that will surprise and delight readers — and maybe even challenge some long-held misconceptions.

Van Dam, whose writing has largely centered on analysis of economic trends, has also addressed more offbeat topics, like “which birds are the biggest jerks at the feeder?”

“Andrew has distinguished himself as a brilliant analyst of data and has long helped set the agenda for our economics coverage. With this column, he’s going to spend more time on his passion for addressing quirkier questions,” said business editor Lori Montgomery in a statement. “The column will give Andrew the freedom to rummage around in a much broader range of topics, and to spend more time engaging with ideas that excite and intrigue our readers.”

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