Dana Amihere


Dana Amihere is a designer, developer, and data journalist. She left conventional newsrooms in 2021 to start Code Black Media, a digital media consultancy at the intersection of data, design, and equity. 

She previously worked in data reporting, interactive design, and news app development for Southern California Public Radio/KPCC, the Dallas Morning News, the Pew Research Center, and The Baltimore Sun

Her pivot to freelance work included the production of an audio documentary for the First Amendment Coalition; data and graphics work on investigative reporting for the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News, and Black Voice News; and, with The Lenfest Institute, leading a research study on diversity in Philadelphia’s news ecosystem. 

Amihere has taught data journalism and interaction design at conferences and colleges across the country. She trained Ugandan journalists through the University of California, Berkeley’s Advanced Media Institute and Generation Data’s America Votes data fellows cohort. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2018, she has been an instructor at the University of Southern California and is currently a lecturer at UC Berkeley.

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