At this moment, I’m working as a Producer/Broadcaster at the Voice of America Russian service in Washington, DC where I’m producing digital content, daily news, video stories, infographics and articles for international audience on various multimedia platforms. During the summer 2017 I was working as a Dow Jones News Fund data analysis intern at the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), investigative nonprofit Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom in Washington, DC. I had a chance to participate in long-term investigative projects such as creating a database of president Trump administration officials’ personal finances, analysis of campaign finance data and money in politics, investigating construction workers’ rights, natural gas regulations, refinery emissions in Southern California which helped me to develop my data and research skills. I also participated in a year-long investigative project by the Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press where our team collected and analyzed the personal financial disclosure reports of state legislators from around the country. We found numerous cases in which lawmakers’ jobs overlapped with their legislative duties. As a result of the project, several investigations were produced as well as an app with searchable personal financial disclosures for 6,933 state legislators holding office in 2015. I was also a part of the project #CitizenSleuth which won EPPY 2017 award.
All of these projects are of the public interests. They covered various issues of the politics, labour, environment, health in the United States and abroad (considering the connections of some US politicians to the business interests and actors in different countries). The main goals were to produce effective data visuals and graphics including interactive charts and mapping, also conducting analysis of databases for advanced investigations and creating an app for public use.
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- http://There are three graphics I created for this story https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/17/20982/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners - A big year for Appalachian pipeline projects https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/17/20995/big-year-appalachian-pipeline-projects - After FERC, jobs in the energy industry await https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/17/20996/after-ferc-jobs-energy-industry-await - Rapid increase in U.S. exports of natural gas https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/17/20994/rapid-increase-us-exports-natural-gas
- https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/08/04/21048/comeback-legalized-money-laundering-party-politics (Data analysis contribution for the investigation, the article was co-published by Politico http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/04/soft-money-is-backand-both-parties-are-cashing-in-215456 )
- http://'The fear of dying' pervades Southern California's oil-polluted enclaves https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/10/30/21221/fear-dying-pervades-southern-californias-oil-polluted-enclaves (I created an interactive map for investigation https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/10/30/21220/five-miles-apart-world-away) co-published with https://psmag.com/environment/southern-californias-oil-polluted-enclaves
- http://Data contribution for this story https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/08/21/21058/fleecing-america-s-builders Fleecing America’s builders