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Nick McMillan

Data and Video Journalist

Contact Info

  • ndmvisuals
  • (360)-606-0403


  • text

  • Premiere, After Effects and Adobe Creative Suite

  • R, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS

  • Spanish, German

  • Canon C200, Sony FX7, Sony Alpha Series, Lighting



22-Jan -> Present

Investigative Reporter, Fellow

  • Year long fellowship with NPR’s investigative team
  • Coded newsroom tools to aid investigations
  • Writing data driven stories and producing video accompaniments

Associated Press

21-Sep -> Present

Freelance Election Webscraping

  • Assisted with webscraping election results to feed AP’s election database
  • Coded pipelines to parse complex pdf election results


21-Nov -> Present

Freelance Animation and Videography

  • Worked with reporters to create animated trailers for podcasts
  • Filmed and edited news quick turn news packages

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

2020 -> Present

Data Reporter

  • Filmed, animated, and edited the Howard Center’s first short documentary about how the white press fueled the 1919 Elaine massacre
  • Co-leader of the data team for the Essential and Exposed, investigating workplace safety during the pandemic
  • Data analysis in R and developed Github workflow for team of data journalists
  • Designed object-oriented webscrapers in Python for Court Scraper, an open source project to create a generic scraper that can support most common court website platforms.
  • Co-created newsapp in Javascript that explores how hundreds of newspapers covered lynchings and “helped create a culture that fomented racial terror” across the US

E.W. Scripps

19-May -> 20-Aug

Investigative Video Journalist, Fellow

  • Filmed, edited, and planned the short documentary “Dismissed,” which depicts how mold and other 2017 hurricane damage is still gripping schools in Puerto Rico
  • Videographer for the short documentary “Ghost Forests,” which was published in “Time Magazine” and explores the effects of rising ocean levels
  • Co-produced, filmed, edited, and animated motion graphics for “Off-Balance,” an investigation into the lack of regulation of electric scooters
  • Produced motion graphics for “Open Wide,” a piece about corruption in the dentistry industry and “Broken Trust,” a documentary about sexual assault on tribal lands
  • Developed code to scrape message boards to help uncover white supremacists in the U.S. armed forces for the open source investigation with Bellingcat

Rice University

2018 -> 2019

Rice Thresher Newspaper

  • Collaborated with the Thresher editor-in-chief to report on newsworthy stories
  • Led 5 other videographers and assigned responsibilities and deadlines
  • Interviewed sources, filmed, and edited footage to produce weekly news videos relevant to Houston and Rice

Awards & Honors

NICAR Speaker


Building a data pipeline with GitHub Actions

IRE Medal


Printing Hate - Entire Package

Punch Sulzberger Innovator Of The Year Award


Printing Hate - Entire Package

SPJ - Best Use of Multimedia


Printing Hate - Short Documentary


University of Maryland


Masters, Journalism

Rice University


B.A, Statistics