Areena Arora
Data journalism, all things news media, recipes, NYC life ... & more!
Created 30 Jun 2021
  • Be good, twenty-twenty-two!🙏🏻
    24 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Hi fam! Like almost everyone else I know (and Spotify, Google and Instagram), I too, am reflecting on how this year’s been. It started with sniffles (not COVID🙏🏻), then my brother got married (❗), I...
  • Putting together BBC, BuzzFeed, NPR, The Guardian and Reuters styleguides!
    17 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi friends! I just got done with my first semester of grad school and I’m super stoked to share my first data project. Here’s the story behind how I got on the idea. Last year, The New York Times anno...
  • Crossing the picket line
    09 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 4 1
    Columbia University’s student union, with over 3,000 workers, has been on strike for about a month now, second time this year. Their demands? Better wages and a contract, among other things. On Wednes...
  • In the thick of things & my web scraping project from this week
    03 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi there everyone! I’m close to being done with my first semester of grad school and what a whirlwhind it’s been! Until August, my programming skills were limited to having completed miniature HTML co...
  • Googling my way out of coding issues🌼
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Hi there! A quick note of thanks to all my readers for being here. I started this newsletter in July and just four months in I’ve been blessed with over seventy subscribers — I couldn’t be more gratef...
  • Oh data, I'm starting to love & understand you😘
    22 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    Hi friends, This was a long week, and I apologize for sending this edition out three days late. I promise there’s a reason for it. Last week I wrote about how I learned a LOT in VERY LITTLE time. And ...
  • Python, Pandas, Beautiful Soup, SQL, Jupyter Notebook ... it's been a long week
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Hi all! Last week I introduced a new series called Computer Things (I know, I know, the name isn’t the best — it’s a work in progress, as is my coding journey). Since writing the previous edition, I’v...
  • 🥁🥁 Introducing "computer things" 🥁🥁 + a fun game!🕹
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Hi there! First off; Happy Diwali!! 🪔🪔🪔🎆🎆 May this new year bring health, happiness and prosperity to all of us. The last two years have been a rollercoaster — to say the very least — and may we ...
  • A lot of things that have been up
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 5 1
    I finished the first half of my first semester and got to brush up my reporting skills, write two small pieces, took a course in ethics that challenged a lot of my fundamental beliefs. I also got a pe...
  • Stop fearing that new thing!
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    Hi there! No, I’m not a super accomplished super woman delivering a sermon to your inbox this fine Thursday; but, if there’s one thing I’ve learned with absolute certainity in twenty five years of liv...
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