Andrew Friedman

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Data Scientist

1-1-2019 to present

Build, deploy and maintain data pipelines and web applications to supply journalists with the most recent data on topics such as congressional investments and PAC expenditures.

A few of the stories which utilized data from the app:

Data Scientist (Contract)

1-1-2023 to 6-1-2023
Center for Just Journalism

In partnership with the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, I worked with graduate students to investigate American newspapers' reliance on police sources when reporting on crime, and how that affected coverage of both crime and police. While the students conducted an in-depth analysis of a representative 300 article sample, I used a programmatic approach to analyze the full 100,000 article data set.


Data Lead

6-1-2022 to 6-2-2023
Google/Medill Data-Driven Reporting Project

Member of a team awarded a grant from the Google/Medill Data-Driven Reporting Project to study 30 years of detailed crime statistics obtained from the Baltimore Police Department.

Results of the study are being published as a multipart series in The Real News:

Data Scientist

11-1-2018 to 8-1-2022

Chatdesk is a Series A company backed by leading Silicon Valley investors like Menlo Ventures, Susa Ventures and Slow Ventures in the customer service space, whose customers include leading brands like Grubhub, BarkBox, Thinx, and OLAPLEX.


Instructional Associate

9-1-2018 to 5-1-2020
General Assembly

Train students in data science methods, concepts and technologies, including: bash, python, data mining, supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, model building, forecasting, SQL, AWS and NLP.