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Nisa Khan

Data Reporter

Nisa Khan joins Michigan Radio as the station’s first full-time data reporter. In that capacity, she will be reporting on data-driven news stories as well as working with other news staff to acquire and analyze data in support of their journalism.

Most recently Nisa has been working at the Detroit Free Press analyzing COVID-19 data. Additionally, she was a digital intern at Michigan Radio and worked with Michigan Radio's Peabody award winning Believed podcast team.

Nisa is a University of Michigan graduate in information science and has a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford, where she focused on data and multimedia. She was a City University of New York (CUNY) Journalism Fellow at ProPublica where she did data journalism, as well.

It has been a meaningful year for Michigan -- read the stories below to reflect on some of the highlights that Michigan Radio covered this year.

 

Believed

 

John Auchter / Michigan Radio
Mercedes Mejia / Michigan Radio

Catch up on the most read stories about Michigan’s education system.

 

Report: State took $4.5 billion from K-12 funds to plug budget holes

 

It was supposed to be paid back. The bill included language requiring funds to be repaid to the School Aid Fund to the General Fund between fiscal years 2011/12 and 2015/16. But the legislature never paid it back.

 

A diver inspects Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac for a possible dent.
Enbridge inspection video shared with the state of Michigan

From following the aftereffects of the Flint Water Crisis to the new discoveries of PFAS in the state, here is some of most important stories Michigan Radio covered on the environment.

Ripple Effects of the Flint Water Crisis

French fries
HopCat

A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain plans to change the name of its "Crack Fries" in January to distance itself from a name associated with a drug epidemic.

A post on HopCat's website by BarFly Ventures CEO Mark Gray says the recipe and ingredients of its seasoned fries will stay the same.

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