Sean McMinn Sean McMinn is the data editor on NPR's News Apps team.
Sean McMinn at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., November 7, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Sean McMinn

Data Editor

Sean McMinn is the data editor on NPR's News Apps team.

Based in Washington, DC, McMinn writes and reports news stories for NPR.org, designs infographics, and develops software that helps journalists do their jobs.

McMinn came to NPR from CQ Roll Call, where he covered Congress and politics for three years as a data reporter. While there, he built interactives to help Americans better understand their government, and his reporting on flaws in FEMA's recovery programs led to the agency making changes to better serve communities struck by disaster. He also took part in an exchange with young professionals in North Africa and spent time in Egypt teaching data visualization and storytelling.

Before that, McMinn taught multimedia journalism to interns through a fellowship with the Scripps Howard Foundation.

He is also an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

McMinn is an alumnus of the National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Fellowship and has served as vice-chair at the National Press Club's Young Members Committee. He has also directed the Press Club's Press Vs. Politicians Spelling Bee fundraiser, which pits members of Congress against journalists to raise funds for the club's non-profit journalism institute.

McMinn is from Thousand Oaks, CA. He holds a journalism degree with a statistics minor from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he was a reporter and editor on the student newspaper, Mustang News.

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Two intensive care units at St. Luke's Health System hospitals filled up last week in Idaho. They began sending patients to the main facility in Boise. Sáša Woodruff/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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Data Analysis: COVID-19 Is Filling Up Hospitals In Small Cities

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As Coronavirus Cases Surge, NPR Examines Hospital Capacity

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Visitors to the New York Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel because of closures over coronavirus concerns in New York on March 18. New York state began offering job protections for those required, or cautioned, to self-isolate or quarantine by a government entity. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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In Large Texas Cities, Access To Coronavirus Testing May Depend On Where You Live

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How To Make Sense of All The COVID-19 Projections? A New Model Combines Them

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Stuck at home because of the coronavirus? The reelection campaign of President Trump has a puzzle to sell you. Courtesy of the Trump campaign hide caption

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From Puzzles To Plastic Straws: Merch Plays A Key Role In Trump's Fundraising

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Model Revisions Have Rare Good News About Coronavirus Pandemic

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A Pier 39 employee wears protective gear while cleaning a sidewalk in San Francisco, Calif., on March 16, the day the county announced a local shelter-in-place order. On March 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a shelter-in-place order for the entire state. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Want To See What Your City's Pandemic Plan Says? Good Luck.

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