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New research associate Ha Ta brings data analysis expertise to INN

March 2, 2023

Ha Ta joins the Institute for Nonprofit News as research associate, where she will work with Research Director Emily Roseman to expand and deepen INN’s knowledge of the nonprofit news field and serve members, partners and academics. 

Ta will help lead INN’s new “pods” program for members — which sorts newsrooms into 12, data-driven peer groups — and facilitate members’ use of INN Index benchmarking data to make strategic revenue, audience and staffing decisions. Ta will also expand INN’s data analysis services for our many capacity-building partners and funders. 

Ha Ta joins the Institute for Nonprofit News as research associate.

“We’re really excited about the data expertise and public service journalism experiences Ha brings to our research team,” said Roseman. “Her focus on storytelling through data visualization stood out to us — and it’s a skillset that will help INN better communicate the revenue sustainability, audience distribution and equity patterns we’re seeing across the sector.”

Previously, Ta worked for the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project, helping build the database for the Burnham-Nobles Archive of anti-Black killings in the mid-century South. Ta has taught digital storytelling at Northeastern University School of Journalism and her work has appeared in Nieman Reports. She was previously a Poynter fellow, editor-in-chief of The Scope Boston and co-founder of The Global Observer, a publication reporting on issues pertaining to international students in the United States.

Ta has a bachelors in English linguistics and literature from Ho Chi Minh University of Social Sciences and Humanities and a masters in journalism from Northeastern University.

Ta lives in California and enjoys hiking in the Bay Area.

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