Category: Technology in Journalism
Palani Kumanan is Senior Technical Consultant, Full Stack Software Engineer and Technical Lead at The Wall Street Journal.He shared 2015 Year Pulitzer Prize for graphics team of investigative journalism, in growing recognition of the importance of using IT tools in reporting. He won the prize along with members of the Wall Street Journal’s graphics team Martin Burch, Chris Canipe, Madeline Farbman, Jon Keegan and Stuart Thompson. The Journal won the top journalism award announced on Monday for its mammoth investigative project, “Medicare Unmasked.”
Kumanan, a graduate of the PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, developed the interactive database on Medicare billing used to analyze government payments made to over 880,000 medical service providers, including doctors and hospitals.