Surya Mattu, an investigative Data Journalist at The Markup, has been named a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Mattu will research how smartphone applications are used to track consumers.
The Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowships provide an academic year of support and collaborative learning. Fellows undertake projects examining pressing public challenges including social shifts precipitated by the pandemic, the nation’s deep economic and political divisions, and persistent social justice issues surrounding race, ethnicity and inequality.
Mattu has been with The Markup since September 2018 and previously was a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab/Center for Future Civic Media. He also worked as a data reporter on the special projects desk at Gizmodo.
See all of the fellows here.