Brown Institute Fellow makes new Bedfellows

Nikolas Iubel, Brown Institute Fellow for 2013-2014 and graduate of the Dual Degree program between Journalism and Computer Science at Columbia University, is currently an intern with The New York Times’ interactive news desk. Together with The Upshot’s Derek Willis, Nik created Bedfellows, a Python command-line tool intended to facilitate exploration of campaign finance data. Willis and Iubel have designed a model that quantifies the financial relationship of political action committee donors and their recipients. Willis wrote a piece for The Upshot introducing the tool, and Iubel published an article on OpenNews’ Source documenting the development process and justifying the editorial decisions embedded in the code. Read the NYT article, the Source post and even checkout the GitHub Repo.

Congratulations to Nik! This is a fantastic platform.