My name is Vignesh Ramachandran.

(“vig-naysh”) (“raw-mah-chun-dren”)

I am a growth editor at Apple News, working on editorial data analytics for Apple’s popular news app that features the world’s best journalism from trusted sources, curated by human editors and personalized to reader interests. I am also co-founder of Red, White and Brown Media (subscribe to the Substack newsletter), focused on building media representation and sharing South Asian American stories. I recently hosted more than 25 live conversations with Asian American newsmakers on Twitter Spaces and Instagram Live.

In 2022, I was a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post, where I worked on the curation and platforms team, focused on the Post’s mobile app and mobile web experience.

In 2021, I juggled multiple hats as a deputy news editor for PBS NewsHour’s digital platforms, a weekend editor for Vox, an audience engagement editor for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism/Nieman Reports/Nieman Storyboard at Harvard and a social media producer for FiveThirtyEight at ABC News/Disney.

In 2020, I helped build editorial strategy as the senior editor at The Juggernaut, a subscription-based South Asian diaspora news startup. Before that, I was a story producer at ProPublica, managing editor of Stanford’s in-house news startup Peninsula Press (partnered with SFGate and KQED in San Francisco), a founding member of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, and I reported at Mashable and NBC News Digital.

I previously contributed toward the Stanford Open Policing Project, an interdisciplinary effort to help researchers, journalists and policymakers investigate traffic stops and improve interactions between police and the public.

In 2018, I was selected as an Online News Association MJ Bear Fellow — one of three “journalists expanding the boundaries of digital news.”

I have my master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University, where I explored digital media entrepreneurship, visual storytelling, design thinking projects and data journalism. Born and brought up in Colorado, I completed my bachelor’s degree in broadcast news journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I currently serve as a Professional Journalism Advisory Board Member.

Early in my career, I was once an intern on NBC’s TODAY show, where my “morning person” tendencies helped, as well as for “Food Network Challenge,” where I learned no one really ate the cakes(!) after the desserts sat under studio lights all day.

I am currently based in Denver. I love dogs, including my puppy Laddoo.

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    Newsroom experience at:

    The Washington PostProPublicaPBS NewsHourNBC News DigitalStanford UniversityPeninsula PressFiveThirtyEightMashableNieman Foundation for Journalism at HarvardVoxApple

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In The News

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