Clinical Professor of Journalism; Faculty Fellow, Hariri Institute for Computing College of Communication
Maggie Mulvihill has been using data in her award-winning work as a journalist and teacher for over two decades. Maggie’s data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national journalism awards since 2011, including the Philip Meyer Precision Journalism Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the David S. Barr Social Justice Award for student journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Award, as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Maggie’s students also worked on a national government ethics series, led by the Center for Public Integrity, which was a finalist for the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize in 2013.
Maggie is a former media lawyer and a Faculty Fellow at the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, where she is developing a computational journalism initiative at BU. She is the co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition and was a 2004–2005 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In 2014, Maggie was named to the Federal Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee.