About Me

I’m a multimedia journalist, social media manager and online producer from California. Topics I’m interested in include arts and culture, race and education, and identity and representation. My online work has appeared in places such as The New York Times Upfront (Scholastic), Fusion, The Hechinger Report, Frommer’s, The Huffington Post, Mic and EdSource. I recently finished a project on Chinese “parachute kids” in public schools, which won a National Headliner Award and is a finalist for SPJ’s Deadline Club Award.

I’ve worked at AJ+ where I was on Twitter constantly covering breaking news and producing original content for a highly engaged millennial audience. I was also the manager for the #ImFrom series, where members of our audience shared personal stories on how they respond to the question, “Where are you from?” I was also the social media and production editor at Timeline, a media startup that connects history to current events.

As the first social media and engagement specialist at EdSource, a nonprofit organization consisting of California’s largest education reporting team, I pushed digital initiatives, including leading the social media plan and developing creative ways to present news and information. I followed social and web analytics, and exceeded traffic expectations on a monthly basis.

I graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I did my honors thesis on PBS children’s programming adapting to the 21st century through advanced technology. Major projects included covering Hurricane Sandy and an in-depth investigative feature on the murder of a beloved Harlem nun.

I’m looking for social media consulting opportunities and freelance reporting/writing work. Contact me at tiffjlew@gmail.com