About Dante Chinni
Chinni, Dante is co-author of the book “Our Patchwork Nation” and is director of the Patchwork Nation project, the Knight Foundation-funded media collaboration upon which the book is based. Patchwork Nation uses demographics, geography and street-level reporting to study community politics, socio-economics and culture in a time of change. Project partners include the PBS NewsHour, the Christian Science Monitor and WNYC radio. Patchwork Nation won a 2009 Knight Batten Award for journalistic innovation. Based in Washington, D.C., Chinni has been covering politics and the media for over a decade. He has worked as a reporter-researcher at Newsweek and a senior associate at the Project for Excellence in Journalism. He has written for publications including The Economist, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Washington Post Magazine. A native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan State University, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Christina, and their two children.
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