10. A Journalist for Public Interest
AL SHAW, ProPublica
At Costa, he embarked upon journalism as Editor-in-Chief of La Vista. Today, Al Shaw, MC’04, a University of Chicago graduate, continues his course as a journalist and news applications developer at the Pulitzer Prize-winning media site, ProPublica. Started in 2007, ProPublica is a non-profit based in New York City that describes itself as the “independent newsroom producing investigative journalism in the public’s interest”. Al uses his deep technical expertise to build 3-D interactive maps to make key points in his articles – here’s a recent one of New York City.