OLD Media Moves

SF Chronicle hires Quartz’s Kopf to be its data editor

May 13, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Dan Kopf

The San Francisco Chronicle has hired Quartz data editor Dan Kopf to be its data editor.

In a memo from director of product and strategy Tim O’Rourke, Kopf said:

We hope our team will inform, entertain and surprise readers. Data is an incredibly potent tool for understanding local trends and holding the powerful to account. I am thrilled we will be able to add best in-class statistical analysis and data visualization to The Chronicle’s coverage of the Bay Area.

Before becoming data editor at Quartz, Kopf was a reporter covering economics and markets, drawing heavily on his data analysis skills to inform his stories.

He previously worked at Priceonomics, where he was a data journalist reporting on topics as diverse as the rise of the one-word song title, to the relationship between race and municipal revenue from fines.

Prior to journalism, Kopf worked primarily as a data scientist, most recently at consultancy Savvy Sherpa, where he helped companies use data to create new products, and before that in India where he managed a large malaria field experiment. He also worked for several years with the think tank RAND on a variety of international health studies and spent a year in Vietnam as a Princeton in Asia fellow.

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